Hiring

EIIA is Hiring!

By MarionGonzalez

April 27, 2022


We invite professionals to submit their resume and statement of interest for the following positions: Director, Property & Casualty –  For a copy of the job description, Click here Coordinator, Student Programs –  For a copy of the job description, Click here To apply, visit our LinkedIn Page All qualified…

We invite professionals to submit their resume and statement of interest for the following positions:

Director, Property & Casualty –  For a copy of the job description, Click here
Coordinator, Student Programs –  For a copy of the job description, Click here
To apply, visit our LinkedIn Page
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Member News

New President Named For EIIA

By MarionGonzalez

April 25, 2022


CHICAGO, April 25, 2022 – Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. (EIIA), announced that Dave Dietz, a seasoned insurance professional with over 30 years of experience, has been appointed as its new president and CEO, effective June 6, 2022. Dietz most recently served as Senior Vice President at religious organization…

CHICAGO, April 25, 2022 – Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. (EIIA),
announced that Dave Dietz, a seasoned insurance professional with over 30 years of
experience, has been appointed as its new president and CEO, effective June 6, 2022. Dietz
most recently served as Senior Vice President at religious organization and nonprofit specialist
GuideOne Insurance Company. Previously, he spent 15 years at State Auto Insurance
Companies leading the Workers’ Compensation Division, as well as serving as Vice President
of Commercial Lines, overseeing the organization’s sales and underwriting field operations.
Prior to joining State Auto/RTW, he spent 13 years in roles such as Underwriting Manager,
Branch Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Sales with TIG Insurance, EBI Companies,
and the Benfield Group. His volunteer activities have included coaching youth sports, Junior
Achievement, and a variety of teaching and leadership roles through his church. Dietz received
his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin
– Eau Claire.

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Partnering. Preparing. Protecting.

Our VP of Property & Casualty Voted Into the Captive Review Hall of Fame

By MarionGonzalez

March 2, 2022


We are so proud of the work we do to help our Member Institutions. Mary Ellen’s hard work has earned her a place in the Captive Review Hall of Fame. Congratulations! “I am honored as well as humbled by this award. Our work is driven by the Members that we…

We are so proud of the work we do to help our Member Institutions. Mary Ellen’s hard work has earned her a place in the Captive Review Hall of Fame. Congratulations!

“I am honored as well as humbled by this award. Our work is driven by the Members that we serve”.

Review the article.

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Member News

Proud Sponsor of the NAICU

By MarionGonzalez

January 28, 2022


Supporting Private Higher Education

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Member News

EIIA – An affiliate of URMIA

By MarionGonzalez

June 1, 2021


Do you know URMIA? We at EIIA are proud to be an affiliate member of URMIA (the University Risk Management & Insurance Association), as it gives us the opportunity to share resources and insights with like-minded risk management professionals. If you are a risk professional in higher education, this is…

Do you know URMIA?

We at EIIA are proud to be an affiliate member of URMIA (the University Risk Management & Insurance Association), as it gives us the opportunity to share resources and insights with like-minded risk management professionals. If you are a risk professional in higher education, this is the association for you. To learn more about membership and its benefits, including educational resources, community, and events, visit their website https://www.urmia.org/membership/join.

#riskmanagement #insurance  #highered ​​​

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Protecting

Providing Students with Telehealth Services

By MarionGonzalez

May 11, 2021


EIIA has partnered with TimelyMD to offer comprehensive student telehealth services to EIIA eligible institutions. TimelyMD is a company solely focused on keeping the higher education population healthy by providing 24/7 quality medical care and counseling services. The goal of the three-tiered program is to provide easy access telehealth services:…

EIIA has partnered with TimelyMD to offer comprehensive student telehealth services to EIIA eligible institutions.

TimelyMD is a company solely focused on keeping the higher education population healthy by providing 24/7 quality medical care and counseling services.

The goal of the three-tiered program is to provide easy access telehealth services:
  • Medical – 24/7 on-demand medical visits with licensed healthcare providers
  • Talk Now – Unlimited 24/7 on-demand triage mental health support, including crisis management through licensed behavioral health professionals
  • Scheduled Counseling – Access to licensed counselors, where students may pick a day and time for a visit. Each student is allowed up to (12) virtual visits annually.

Each plan is designed and directed by the institution to complement the services provided by the Health and Counseling Center.

Click here to learn more

TimelyMD provides:

  • Medical providers specifically trained for students
  • Clinical workflow protocols – the institution directs the referral process by the medical providers
  • Granular utilization reporting
  • Secured sharing of patient health records
  • Diverse medical provider options for students to select from
  • Marketing kit and on-campus kick off for a successful implementation

The Value of Telehealth Services During Budget Constraints:

Why do you believe telehealth for students still has value even with budgets getting tighter in higher ed?

“I am currently doing interim CFO work for a school in the south, and that very question came up in a recent board meeting.  Here is my response.

In today’s culture of budget revisions in anticipation of a possible fall class missing its enrollment/retention targets, we enter a new era of limited resources being deployed in the best possible ways.  Business is not ‘as usual’.  With a 15% cut looming, or more, at any institution, how best can a college/university deploy less resources in the most productive manner?

For example, perhaps the funding of 50 students traveling to an international location for an immersed cultural experience is not as valuable right now as protecting their health from this virus.  That $100,000 funding cut from the trips is easy to make, but can we deploy $80,000 on some health initiative?  With the CARES Act and such funding for specific elements of healthcare on campus, can we do better?  As CFO, first and foremost, we need to create a campus culture which is safe and trusted from this health pandemic.  Testing, social spacing, enhanced cleaning of common spaces, and every other manner of outbreak containment we will do.  Yet, is this enough? 

What can we do to convince our students and their parents that they can trust the health safety of our environment and residential experience?  Can we do something that builds this trust?  Can we do something to give us some kind of a competitive edge to help mitigate any loss of enrollment or retention?  Yes, we can.  We can reimagine a health program on campus to be comprehensive.  One that turns up the day-to-day cleaning operations, social distances in every classroom and open space on campus, adds new policies for interaction, and above all includes routine testing of all students, faculty and staff with quarantine facilities reserved for at-risk students.  

Coupled with 24/7 access to medical and mental health professionals, we have a really good ‘reimagined’ and affordable health plan.”

Rick Gaumer

Founder & Principal, Academic Innovators

Interim VP for Business & Finance at Lyon College

Former VP for Business & Finance at Emory & Henry College

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