Fidelity Bond and Insurance Coverage for Federal Credit Unions
NCUA proposes to amend its fidelity bond rule to increase the maximum allowable deductible, presently $200,000, and change the minimum required coverage. NCUA also proposes to discontinue listing approved bonds in the rule but continue to list and update them on its website. NCUA believes these changes modernize the rule and provide flexibility while addressing safety and soundness concerns. NCUA solicits comment on whether to rescind its approval of Blanket Bond Standard Form 23, which has not changed since 1950 and is no longer widely used. NCUA solicits suggestions on factors credit unions should consider in determining whether to raise their bond coverage above the regulatory requirements. Finally, NCUA is proposing a technical correction in the regulation that requires fidelity bond coverage for federally insured, state chartered credit unions.