CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wayne V. Pierson PHONE: (850)488-6539 SUNCOM: 278-6539 DPBM: 02-68 February 1, 2002 M E M O R A N D U M TO: District School Superintendents FROM: Wayne V. Pierson SUBJECT: Educator Professional Liability Insurance Chapter 2001-46, Laws of Florida, provided for professional liability insurance coverage for all full-time instructional personnel to be funded by the state. Instructional personnel are those positions defined by Section 228.041(9), and full-time is as defined by school board policy. The statute provides coverage to be offered at cost to administrative personnel and part-time instructional personnel. Administrative personnel is defined by Section 228.041(10). The Department of Management Services (DMS), Division of State Purchasing, has awarded a contract to Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, with coverage underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company covering the period July 1, 2001 through July 1, 2002. Funding provided by the Legislature was sufficient to enable DMS to authorize payment of the premium by the state for all employees (full- time and part-time instructional personnel and administrative personnel) for this policy term. Effective July 2002 part-time instructional personnel and administrative personnel may be required to pay an annual premium of $3.50 and $10.50 respectively to retain coverage. Attached (PDF) for your information and dissemination to covered personnel is a claims form for submission of claims and a brochure providing coverage and claims information. Please make copies for distribution to personnel covered. WVP/me cc: Finance Officers Risk Managers
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