MSBA Endorsed Products and Services

The Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust (MSBAIT) endorses National Insurance Services (NIS) as the preferred provider for life and long-term disability insurance. As specialist in public sector originations since 1969, National Insurance Services (NIS) understands your unique employee benefit needs. NIS is your team of school district benefit experts whose experience spans over five decades. We are on top of the latest trends, solutions, and strategies; but, more importantly, in touch with the political atmosphere, budgetary constraints, and negotiations so unique to your world. Learn more about NIS at NIS publishes news, articles, and information for public sector organizations. Subscribe to the NIS newsletter.


BoardBook is an electronic tool that makes assembling and distributing board meeting packets easy and opens the door for paperless board meetings. Learn more about BoardBook at

The Minnesota Tax and Aid Anticipation Borrowing Program (MNTAAB) helps members address cash flow issues. The power of pooled purchasing gives districts an advantage in the short-term debt market. It’s easy to participate; borrowing costs are low; and the pool proceeds can be reinvested to provide a competitive rate of return to districts. Springsted Inc. and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives are MSBA’s partners for the MNTAAB program. Learn more about MNTAAB at

PaySchools provides members with an efficient, easy method to collect fees and receive payments by electronic check or credit card for school lunches and anything else related to the school district. MSBA co-sponsors PaySchools with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives. Learn more about PaySchools at

Sourcewell offers members contract purchasing solutions that are leveraged nationally to enable contracted suppliers and member agencies to work smarter and more efficient as they do business with each other. Sourcewell does this by establishing a business and service alliance between member buyers and contracted suppliers ensuring a valued and successful national cooperative contract. Learn more about Sourcewell at


Aviben, formerly known as Educators Benefit Consultants (EBC) has been submitting contribution data and funds to vendors for the past 12 years. The ACS can calculate contribution limits, track hardship withdrawals, loans, loan repayments and transfers. Learn more about Aviben at


The Minnesota Payment Solutions P-Card Program provides secure procurement cards that simplify district purchasing and bill paying. Members may earn a rebate based on purchasing volume. MSBA co-sponsors the Minnesota Payment Solutions P-Card Program with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials. Learn more about the P-Card Program at