EXCESS SHARE INSURANCE (ESI)
Qualifying Accounts* in Soo Co-op Credit Union are insured up to $5,250,000. This exceptional level of coverage is attained through a combination of federal insurance provided by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and private insurance from Excess Share Insurance Corporation (ESI).
NCUA’s basic federal coverage insures credit union members’ deposits up to $250,000. For details about federal deposit insurance, or how to structure your accounts to qualify for greater federal coverage, please check with your credit union or contact NCUA.
Qualifying Accounts exceeding the maximum level of coverage provided by NCUA are also insured up to an additional $5,000,000 by ESI.
To be eligible for excess coverage, the credit union must comply with ESI’s rigid underwriting standards. Also, ESI’s insurance policy requires that every quarter the credit union submit financial statements and a listing of accounts eligible for excess coverage in order to continue coverage. Individual policies are not provided to members, and there is no direct cost to you for this coverage. It is important to note that excess deposit insurance is payable only upon the failure and liquidation of the credit union. The credit union or ESI may terminate or modify this coverage, but in either case you would be notified in writing of any change in the excess coverage.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, ESI is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Share Insurance, a credit union-owned private deposit insurer founded in 1974 by credit unions, for credit unions. As a property and casualty insurer, ESI is subject to licensing and regulation by your state’s insurance department. Furthermore, the company’s financial statements are audited annually by an independent CPA firm and are available upon request through the credit union. ESI is not a federal or state government agency.
* Business and Government accounts who have funds on deposit over $250,000. Only accounts identified with User Defined Account Tracking Record ESI Share Insurance at Soo Co-op Credit Union are eligible for this level of added savings protection. Members who have funds on deposit over $250,000 and are not a Business or Government account, can structure their accounts to increase the base coverage of $250,000 provided by NCUA. Please see a credit union representative for details.