Our educators deserve the peace of mind in knowing they are protected from lawsuits resulting from simply performing the work they were assigned to do.
Teachers are working harder than ever to prepare Tennessee children for the ever‐increasing demands of today’s postsecondary options and the workforce.Their work has resulted in historic academic achievement gains for our students.We are proud to support our Tennessee teachers.
Our educators and aspiring educators deserve the peace of mind in knowing they are protected from lawsuits resulting from simply performing the work they were assigned to do.
As part of a more than a $100 million budget initiative to support Tennessee teachers and in response to feedback from educators throughout the state, the 110th General Assembly adopted the Educator Protection Act of 2015, which created the Tennessee Teacher’s Liability Fund.
All public school teachers and student teachers assigned to public schools by their State-approved college or university are covered.
The coverage is provided at no cost to teachers and student teachers. The program is completely funded by the State.
Nothing. The coverage is automatically provided to teachers and student teachers. There is no paperwork required to enroll.
The Fund will be administered by the State Board of Claims, which is administratively attached to the Department of Treasury. The benefits provided under the Fund will be similar to those provided to state employees through a separate fund previously established by the State and also administered by the Treasury Department.
1) Review the guidelines
2) Download and complete the claim form
3) Submit your claim
Please review additional guidelines listed on the claim form.
You may also contact us at (615) 741‐2734 and request a form be mailed, emailed, or faxed to you. Be sure to note the required information and documentation needed when submitting your claim form.
Download the claim form
You and your employer must provide all of the relevant documentation relative to the claim or claims and attach it to the “Teachers Excess Liability Claim” form to determine coverage under the Act. Your written notice of claim to the Division of Claims and Risk Management should include any facts and details that are relevant to the claim. You must also provide documentation to support your demand for liability coverage.
Division of Claims and Risk Management
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243‐0202
You can also fax your claims and documentation to 615‐532‐4979. Please add "Attention: Division of Claims and Risk Management" in the memo line.
Services at a Glance
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Cyber Incident Response Plan
Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund
SAFE Program (for Medical Professionals)
Teacher's Excess Liability Coverage
Have questions about Claims and Risk Management? We're here to help!
(615) 532.4979 (fax)
502 Deaderick StreetNashville, TN 37243-0202