COVID-19 Economic Response & Action Center
Come here to get the help you need. The ESOP Association has created this clearinghouse of resources to help your ESOP weather the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborate and learn strategies under use across the ESOP Community, and guide you to the resources your business will need to survive and thrive.
What is an ESOP?
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
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
Jul 12 - Dec 10, 2020 8:00 am EDT
Jul 14 - 16, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Jul 15, 2020 9:00 am CDT
Insights for every employee owner
The emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Americans is becoming increasingly and alarmingly clear. New information suggests that ESOP companies may want to train an especially keen eye on the well-being of their employee owners.
An agreement between Wilmington Trust and the DOL pays funds to ESOPs and includes costs for penalties and legal fees.
SOMETHING FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE OWNER
Gather with fellow employee owners, ESOP company executives, and professional service providers from across the country at one of our national meetings.
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.
Our online communities are your one-stop-shop for connecting with your peers and quickly getting answers to your most pressing questions.
Receive materials, training, and tools to help you connect with your legislators and make a powerful impression.
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.
Learn from the outstanding companies, owners, and industry professionals through TEA’s array of awards programs.
Executive Liability INSURANCE
Now in it’s 30th year and serving more than 300 ESOP companies across the country, the Executive Liability Insurance Program, provided through a partnership with Great American Insurance Group, offers insurance protection to ESOP Association members in a wide variety of areas, including:
Employment practices liability.
Don’t miss out on comprehensive and affordable insurance protection for your ESOP company and executives.