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TEA 2021 National Conference

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March ESOP Report

March ESOP Report

There is so much to read about in this month's ESOP Report! 

Updates to TEA's governance—coupled with a suite of new advocacy programs—offer a new opportunities for you to get involved in ESOP advocacy. Plus, learn about the National Conference, which is filling up quickly; read about TEA's new Workers' Comp Insurance Plan; see a summary of our new brief on control premiums in ESOP valuations; see if your arbitration clause passes muster, and more! 

Health Captive for ESOP Association Members

Group Health Insurance for TEA Members

Reduce risk, increase transparency, and save money with TEA's all new Group Captive Health Insurance Plan. Ready for Enrollment Today!

ESOP Communications Committee

Resources for ESOP Committee Members

Your one-stop-shop for resources and information for ESOP Communication Committees or anyone trying to educate about Employee Stock Ownership Plans.

TEA Workers' Comp Insurance

TEA Launches Workers' Comp Insurance Plan

Companies with strong workplace cultures—like ESOPs—often have good safety programs, fewer workplace accidents, and lower workers’ comp claims. Join the only workers’ comp plan available exclusively to other ESOP companies and enjoy lower premiums and great savings. Learn more about TEA's new plan today.

TEA Group Captive Health Insurance Plan

TEA Group Captive Health Insurance

Support employees’ physical and financial health, all at once, by joining TEA's Group Captive Health Insurance Plan. Available exclusively to Corporate and Professional members of The ESOP Association, this plan ensures quality care—often by allowing companies to retain their existing health care provider—at significantly lower rates. That translates to good health for employees and a healthy bottom line for your ESOP.

What is an ESOP?

What is

In the simplest terms, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan. But, in reality, it is much more than that: ESOPs motivate employees, increase productivity, improve worker retention, keep jobs local, contribute to business longevity, and so much more.

We are the largest employee ownership advocacy organization in the world

We are the largest Employee Ownership advocacy organization in the world

For over 43 years, The ESOP Association has successfully represented the interests of millions of Employee Owners and their companies in Washington, DC and state capitols across the nation.  The ability to form and operate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan is fundamentally rooted in the laws that were passed to allow their existence.  The ESOP Association’s Advocacy on public policy remains one of the most important services provided by the Association to our members.

During the last four decades, The ESOP Association has been called upon to promote new ideas that would make Employee Ownership more accessible and to protect the tax laws that make employee ownership financially and structurally feasible.  You can learn more about this important history of success, and become part of that movement yourself, in our Advocacy section.

Find Your Chapter of The ESOP Association

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UPCOMING ESOP ASSOCIATION EVENTS

Insights for every employee owner

results of EOF survey showing ESOPs excelled during the pandemic

Pandemic in the Workplace: Employee Owned Companies Are Superior at Retaining Jobs and Pay, Protecting Employee Health, Study Shows

In the midst of the pandemic, companies that are owned by their employees are dramatically outperforming other firms in such key areas as securing employees’ jobs, and maintaining work hours, salary, and workplace health and safety. Those are the findings of a new study conducted by Rutgers University and SSRS, and funded by the Employee Ownership Foundation.

Read the key findings >

SOMETHING FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE OWNER

ESOP Association Offers over 150 local events and 6 national events a year

National Meetings

Gather with fellow employee owners, ESOP company executives, and professional service providers from across the country at one of our national meetings.

The ESOP Association Members have access to all of our membership benefits

Chapter Membership

Join TEA and you are automatically enrolled in your state or regional chapter. Network with your peers and get great educational content at local chapter meetings.

The ESOP Association Digital Workgroups will launch in early 2020!

Digital Networking

Our online communities are your one-stop-shop for connecting with your peers and quickly getting answers to your most pressing questions.

The ESOP Association is the only organization that advocates on behalf of all employee owners.

ESOP Advocacy

Receive materials, training, and tools to help you connect with your legislators and make a powerful impression.

The ESOP Association has many free and members-only resources available to assist current and prospective employee owners.

Resources

Read our newsletter, the ESOP Report, or check out the ESOP Blog. See or latest survey data or get invaluable introductions to key ESOP concepts in our ESOP Briefs.

The ESOP Association has many award categories for outstanding employee owners and employee owned companies.

Awards

Learn from the outstanding companies, owners, and industry professionals through TEA’s array of awards programs.  

TEA Insurance Programs

TEAs Workers Comp Plan Saves You Money

As an ESOP Association member, you get exclusive access to a suite of insurance programs designed to provide high quality service while putting money back in your pockets! Why pay too much to an insurer when you can keep that money for your employee owners' ESOP accounts?

We can offer group captive health insurance, workers' comp insurance, and a host of business insurance products—including cyber liability, fiduciary liability, D&O, crime, and employment practices liability.

To see all of the options available to you as a TEA member, just click the button below.