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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!

Professionals' Forum - Spring Edition

ESOP Professionals’ Forum

The ESOP Professionals' Forum is the only event of its kind—a virtual/interactive meeting designed exclusively for high-level professionals who provide technical and legal assistance to ESOP companies.

ESOP Communications Committee

New 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.

ESOP Report January

January ESOP Report

The January ESOP Report is now available for TEA Members. Grab a warm (or iced) cup of coffee and read about:

• The Brand New Health Insurance Plan for TEA Members

• Our 2020 Employee Owner of the Year

• The 2020 ESOP Company of the Year

• ...and so much more.

Business

Pandemic in the Workplace

Employee Owned Companies Are Superior at Retaining Jobs and Pay, Protecting Employee Health, Study Shows

Join The ESOP Association - The ESOP Association Membership Benefits

Why Join The ESOP Association?

TEA offers benefits you can’t find anywhere else—like a unique nationwide network of 18 chapters, advocacy tools and support for any ESOP company regardless of size or corporate structure, world-class conferences, and the largest membership with the best networking available.

The HUB by The ESOP Association

Come to The HUB

TEA’s new online networks offer unparalleled opportunities to meet and interact with ESOP companies and employee owners across the nation. Share insights and resources, make connections, and engage in this unique resource, available exclusively to ESOP Association members.

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 >

COVID-19 Affects Employees’ Mental Health Too

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.

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.  

Executive Liability INSURANCE

ESOP Association Executive Liability Insurance through Murray 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: 

  • Cyber liability. 

  • Fiduciary liability. 

  • D&O. 

  • Crime. 

  • Employment practices liability.  

Don’t miss out on comprehensive and affordable insurance protection for your ESOP company and executives.