The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the national union to which HPAE is affiliated, offers an Occupational Liability Plan which provides protection for claims or charges arising out of the employment activities of a member of a participating local.
Effective July 1, AFT’s Occupational Liability Plan for nurses has a new administrator – Johns Eastern. The AFT switched to Johns Eastern because of its established track record and ability to track claims and develop reports.
The following HPAE locals have coverage under the AFT plan:
- 5058 JSMC
- 5105 Virtua
- 5106 Temple/Episcopal
- 5107 Wanaque
- 5112 Cornerstone
- 5138 SOMC
- 5147 Meadowlands
For more information on the plan, contact HPAE Vice President Bernie Gerard.
The process for reporting new claims has not changed; as in the past, the administrator should be contacted with a possible claim or for any questions.
The contact information for the new administrator is:
Johns Eastern Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 110239
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211-0004
Claims Representative: Javier Melendez