The National Credit Union Administration
The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) is the federal fund created by Congress in 1970 to insure member's deposits in federally insured credit unions. On July 22, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law and included permanently establishing NCUA’s standard maximum share insurance amount at $250,000. All deposit insurance resources reflect this higher level of coverage.
Administered by the National Credit Union Administration, the NCUSIF is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.
Excess Share Insurance – Additional coverage and convenience
Excess share (deposit) insurance provides up to $250,000 of additional share insurance for credit union members’ accounts when their balances exceed the maximum level of coverage provided by their credit union's primary share insurer.
Primary share insurance for credit unions is provided by either ESI’s parent company American Share Insurance (ASI), the nation’s largest private share insurance fund, or the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the administrator of the federal credit union deposit insurance program.
ESI has demonstrated financial stability and support of the credit union industry since 1993. The company provides share insurance solely to credit unions.