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NASSP Legal Fee Reimbursement Program

NASSP Legal Fee Reimbursement Program

This benefit is available when members have been threatened with the loss of their positions or other job-related benefits contrary to due process. *Some exclusions may apply. See eligibility parameters below.

How the Plan Works

NASSP offers varying levels of reimbursement of certain "out-of-pocket" legal expenses incurred by members who face a due process or job protection proceeding. The amount of assistance is based on a member's current length of continuous membership with the association and is subject to a $500 deductible. For claims arising on or after July 1, 2001, the reimbursement range available to eligible participants is $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

Years of Continuous Membership Reimbursement Eligibility
in Dollars
  Up to...
1 $1,000
2 $2,000
3 $3,000
4 $4,000
5 $5,000
6 $6,000
7 $7,000
8 $8,000
9 $9,000
10 $10,000


The Legal Fee Reimbursement plan is available to Individual and Institutional members for eligible claims. Retired members who wish to take advantage of this benefit must retain individual membership at the regular dues rate.

To participate in the program, you must be a member of NASSP: (1) at the time the incident giving rise to the claim occurred, (2) when the request for assistance is made and (3) continuously throughout the claims process.

Certain types of claims may be excluded from coverage under the policy. For example, the policy will not cover expenses arising out of: bargaining unit negotiations, criminal actions or suits, changes in the member's position or benefits resulting from demonstrated reductions in force, workers compensation related actions or proceedings. (This is not an all-inclusive listing of exclusions). The insurance administrator of the program will address eligibility issues regarding the nature of your particular claim and the specific terms of the insurance policy will govern all determinations for claims made under the program. For specific policy information, please reference Forrest T. Jones & Co.

How to Apply

To start a claim for reimbursement of legal expenses covered by NASSP Legal Fee Reimbursement Program, contact NASSP's Legal Benefits Program Administrators at Forrest T. Jones & Company:

NASSP Legal Benefits Program Administrator,
c/o Forrest T. Jones & Co., Property & Casualty Department,
P.O. Box 418131,
Kansas City, MO 64141-9131
Phone: 800-821-7303, ext. 1123
Fax: 816-968-0600

Please identify yourself as an NASSP member and indicate that you may need assistance under NASSP's Legal Benefits Program.


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