VACORP Insurance






Virginia Association of Counties Group Self-Insurance Risk Pool (VACORP) is here for you. We know the complexity of the risks facing school divisions. In today’s world, those risks become increasingly daunting. Your educators, school staff, and administration face enormous pressure to meet the de­mands of educating our future leaders while providing a safe and effective atmosphere to do so. We take that obligation very seriously.

VACORP provides coverage to more school divisions and county agen­cies than any other provider. Because of our strength in numbers, we provide a way to spread risk among numerous like entities. This gives you predictability of claims, targeted risk controls, and a best-practices approach to making sure your every need is con­sidered.

VACORP was established in 1993 at the request of Virginia counties seeking an alternative to the insurance marketplace to provide coverage and risk services to local government entities and school divisions across the Commonwealth. In 2013, the Bureau of Insurance approved the merger of the VSBA Insurance Pools with VACORP. The merger resulted in a stronger and more robust insurance program that benefits the participating school divisions.

Because of our member-ownership model, members not only have a stake in the pool’s success, but also have representation at the decision-making table. All members are encouraged to share ideas about new and different coverages. VACORP constantly strives to create products on the cutting edge of demand to ensure that members are covered, no matter what the needs may be. VACORP wants to be the one-stop provider of risk coverage and services for all Virginia school divisions.

VACORP Contact Information

1315 Franklin Rd, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 844-986-2705

VACORP School Division Coverages

  • Property - Written specifically for Virginia public schools under a “special form,” meaning all perils are covered un­less specifically excluded
  • Boiler & Machinery - Covers a wide range of equipment such as air conditioning and refrigeration, boilers, and pressure vessels
  • Inland Marine - Covers trailers, boats, and other movable and specialized property, as well as miscellaneous equipment
  • Crime - Covers crimes committed by employees and vol­unteers, including losses of money and securities from failure to faithfully perform duties, as well as forgery and computer fraud
  • Auto - Covers all vehicles you own, as well as hired and rented vehicles for member business
  • Educator Legal Liability - Provides coverage in the event of a wrongful act by an educator or staff member
  • General Liability - Provides the broadest protection and defense for schools against allegations of bodily injury or property damage
  • Student Accident - Provides secondary medical expense coverage for student injuries sustained during supervised school-time activities, physical education, extracurricular activities and field trips. Coverage also available for inter­scholastic athletics.
  • Catastrophic Student Accident – Fills coverage gaps for catastrophic claims of middle school athletes, high school athletes practicing out-of-season, and catastrophic claims related to all school sponsored activities, events, and programs.
  • Cyber - Provides coverage due to network security breaches that may include hacking, malware, viruses, and online privacy matters like identity theft
  • Workers’ Compensation - Provides the most affordable and responsive workers’ compensation program available
  • Volunteer Accident & Sickness - Coverage for volunteer workers in the event of sickness or work-related injury
  • Excess Limits - All coverages can be custom­ized with increased limits beyond what is standard

Staff Contacts

Member Services
For questions regarding the various lines of coverage, services, invoices, membership documentation, website guidance, certificates of insurance, please contact:

Lee Brannon, School Specialist,

David Brooks, Deputy Administrator,

Bart Johnson, Risk Management Director,

Stephanie Heintzleman, Member Services Director,

Risk Control Services
For questions regarding risk control services, please contact:

Chris Ballard, Risk Control Consultant, at 

David Brooks, Deputy Administrator,

Bart Johnson, Risk Management Director,

For inquiries relating to claims, please call 888-822-6772

Company Nurse on Call
For questions regarding the Company Nurse on Call nurse triage workers' compensation claims reporting service, please contact:

Scott Neal, Cost Containment Manager,

Claims Reporting

Property and casualty claims, including student accident claims, are reported using the website For guidance in reporting claims or login and password assistance, please contact Member Services Representatives: Carrie Gilbert, or Sara Williams, 

Workers’ compensation claims are reporting using the toll free Company Nurse on Call Nurse Triage Claims Reporting Service. For information about this service, please contact Scott Neal, Cost Containment Manager,

FREE VACORP Online Training Program- SafeSchools

In an effort to increase safety awareness, VACORP has secured a FREE online training program at no cost to members. This program includes the required courses of First Aid, CPR, and AED training and is available to your staff any time of day. This will save the school division costs normally associated with training, such as travel, time out of the office, and registration fees.

Please contact Stephanie Heintzelman fir additional information.

SafeSchools will create a web portal unique to your school division and will provide employee access to the 10-course bundle. 

We hope that you will take advantage of this free training opportunity, available to your entire staff as a VACORP member benefit. Training Videos


National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is October 16 - 20, 2017. Click here to view some tips to help highlight this week in your local divisions.