Welcome to in2vate for EIIA
Educational and Institutional Insurance
Administrators (EIIA) was formed over 40 years ago during the 1960's when a
number of Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) affiliated with The United Methodist
colleges were unable to obtain property coverage from the commercial insurance market. The United
Methodist Church (UMC) assisted the colleges by combining their resources and purchasing insurance
as a group. This generated adequate premium volume for an insurance company to offer coverage.
EIIA was formally incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1976 under The United Methodist
Church with the specific purpose of providing group purchasing and administration of insurance
programs for The (UMC) Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The group purchasing of the coverage for these colleges was so successful, that the concept spread
to other colleges affiliated with The United Methodist Church. As the program grew, coverages were
expanded and now encompass all of the Property & Casualty, Student Accident and Health, and
Employee Benefits insurance needs of colleges, universities, seminaries and college preparatory schools.
EIIA is pleased to announce it's newest loss control initiative, in2vate.