UCC Insurance Boards

United Church of Christ Insurance Boards Website

Indiana-Kentucky Conference Insurance Agents:

Jim Jensen (North & Central Area)

A.H. Jensen & Sons

8000 South Meridian Street, Suite A

Indianapolis, IN 46217

Phone: (317)888-6007

Fax: (317)888-8897

Email: jim@jenseninsurance.com

Website: www.jenseninsurance.com

John Schultz (Southern Area)

Schulteis Insurance Agency

32 North Weinbach Avenue

Evansville, IN 47711

Phone: (812)474-2141 Ext. 256

Fax: (812)474-2184

Email: jschultz@schultheis.net

Website: www.schultheis-ins.com

IB Offers Free Self-Assessment for Abuse Prevention Policy

The Insurance Board (IB) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online, interactive, abuse prevention policy self-assessment. This is a free program aimed at assisting churches to develop and maintain an abuse prevention policy. All churches and related ministries of the United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA) may use the assessment.


The assessment, available through a portal on the Insurance Board's website, is scaled to the size of each congregation and its activities, and will permit churches to weigh an existing policy against specific criteria: policy statements; screening & selection; training; monitoring & supervision; internal feedback systems; consumer awareness; responding; and administrative practices.


The assessment was developed in partnership with Praesidium, Inc. Churches also have access to Praesidium's training program, known as ARMATUS, which offers churches the ability to teach their volunteers and employees best practices in preventing sexual abuse.


The IB website can be found at www.InsuranceBoard.org and houses a wide variety of loss prevention resources for churches. Information on the new online self-assessment and the sexual abuse training program can be found under the "SafeConduct Workbench" under the Safety Solutions menu.