November 1, 2014

Group Insurance Pool

The MABE Group Insurance Pool protects members from the many risks associated with running school systems. It was founded in 1986 with nine member school systems. Over the years, the Pool has grown and now numbers 17 members across Maryland.

The Pool provides casualty or liability coverage for claims made by third parties against members, such as a parent tripping and falling on a sidewalk. It also provides property coverage against losses to the member's owned physical property such as damage to a school caused from a lightening strike.

The Pool is governed by a Board of Trustees, one from each member and four named by MABE. MABE's Executive Director serves as an ex officio Trustee. The Trustees operate under the terms of the Trust and Indemnity Agreement and Bylaws. The Pool's coverage terms are described in the Scopes of Coverage which are tailored to provide coverages needed by the members.

The Trust engages MABE to provide a variety of Administrative Services for the Pool. This includes Claims Administration handled by the experienced adjusters in the MABE Claims Unit, and Risk Management services offered by MABE's two Risk Management Officers.

For more information, contact Pool Administrator Steve James, sjames@mabe.org