Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE are essential for successful claims resolution. For the most efficient service, please submit new claims to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any available documentation, such as:
- Incident Report
- Notice of legal action or demand letter
- Press/media reports
Questions about claims reporting? Simply call (800) 346-7877 and select option 3.
Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE aressential for successful claims resolution. An institution that fails to meet the reporting responsibilities outlined in its insurance policy risks denial of coverage or loss of full benefits. Reporting considerations vary with the type of policy.
The Large Loss Report 2017 summarizes major damage awards and settlements of $250,000 or more that affected schools, colleges, and universities in 2016.
The cases include a record $950,000 jury award in a Title IX sexual assault report case and a $10.5 million settlement for a student who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was attacked at a pep rally.
These descriptions are drawn from published accounts, and most do not involve United Educators (UE) members. However, they reflect recent trends UE has seen among its claims. Complaints involved sexual abuse and assault, harassment, hazing, discrimination, and contracts. Most of these claims affected public institutions, but similar incidents could lead to financial losses and reputational damage for independent schools and private colleges and universities.
Institutions can use this report to assess risk management programs.
Download Large Loss Report 2017
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