Understanding The NCUA Insurance Limit: What You Need to Know

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If you're interested in securing your financial future, you've probably encountered the term "NCUA Insurance Limit." This limit is a crucial aspect of safeguarding your hard-earned money, especially if you're a member of a federally insured credit union like Logix. In this blog post, we'll break down the NCUA Insurance Limit and provide you with the necessary information to make informed financial decisions.

What is NCUA Insurance?

Before exploring the specifics of NCUA Insurance limits, it's important to first grasp the fundamentals of what NCUA insurance entails. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1970, the NCUA, or National Credit Union Administration, is an independent federal agency of the United States government that regulates, charters, and supervises federal credit unions and the vast majority of state-chartered credit unions. The NCUA also operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), which provides deposit insurance to protect the accounts of credit union members.  

NCUA insurance covers various types of accounts, including savings accounts, IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), trust accounts, joint accounts, money market accounts, and more. It offers peace of mind, knowing that even in the event of a credit union's financial instability or failure, your deposits are protected.

NCUA Insurance Limit

Now, let's get into the heart of the matter—the NCUA Insurance Limit. This limit specifies the maximum coverage provided by the NCUA for different types of account ownership. Understanding these limits is crucial, as it helps you assess the safety of your funds.

Account Ownership Type
Example Account
NCUA Coverage
Savings, Checking, Money Market – For Self Only
Up to $250k protected

Total amount in combined accounts.
Savings, Checking, Money Market – Multiple Owners
Up to $250k protected per owner
 Amount per each owner's interest in joint     accounts.
Formal or Informal Revocable Trusts
Up to $250k protected per beneficiary
Amount per beneficiary, for each owner. Special rules apply for accounts over $1.25 million.
Traditional / Roth IRA, Keogh
Up to $250k protected
Amount in traditional and Roth IRA accounts added together. Keogh accounts insured separately. Beneficiaries do not change the coverage amount.
Business Savings, Business Checking, Business Money Market
Up to $250k protected
Corporation, partnerships, or an unincorporated association are added together and insured to the $250k maximum. Sole proprietors or DBA accounts are insured as individual accounts. The amounts will be aggregated with the other individual ownership accounts at the credit union.

*Investment and Insurance products are not NCUA/NCUSIF insured.

These limits ensure that, in case of financial distress at your credit union, your money, including deposit accounts and share accounts, is secured and covered, up to the specified amount. It's important to note that these limits apply to your aggregate balances within each account ownership category, not to individual accounts.

How to Check Your Coverage

Now that you're aware of the NCUA Insurance Limit, you might be wondering how to check your deposit insurance coverage. Fortunately, it's a straightforward process. To determine your total coverage, you can use the NCUA's online Share Insurance Estimator. This tool allows you to input your account details and get an accurate calculation of your insured funds. By utilizing this tool, you can ensure that you remain within the coverage limits and make any adjustments as needed.

What Type of Accounts Are Not Covered by NCUA Insurance?

While the NCUA provides robust coverage for a wide range of accounts, there are some exceptions. For example, the NCUA does not insure money invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities or municipal securities, even if these investment or insurance products are sold at a federally insured credit union.

Benefits of NCUA Insurance

The primary advantage of NCUA insurance is the peace of mind it provides. Knowing that your deposits in federally insured credit unions are protected up to the specified limits enhances your financial security. This sense of security fosters trust and confidence, making these financial institutions an appealing choice for individuals and businesses alike. In conclusion, understanding the NCUA Insurance Limit is essential for prudent financial management. By adhering to the coverage limits and periodically reviewing your insured funds, you can ensure that your money is safe and secure in your credit union accounts.

For additional information on NCUA coverage or other financial protections, such as Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance, our SmartLab is an invaluable resource. At Logix, we are committed to assisting you on your financial journey, offering expert advice on everything from retirement planning with annuities to navigating the complexities of life insurance policies. If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to reach out.


Please contact Logix at (800) 328-5328 or visit www.lfcu.com if you have any questions about this topic or would like to consider opening an account. 

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Brad Blue

Brad Blue

Brad Blue is the proud VP of Digital Marketing for Logix, and loves working for a credit union because he’s passionate about cooperative, not-for-profit banking. Brad joined Lockheed FCU in 2012, where he assisted in the development of the new Logix brand and website. He has spent over 18 years working with credit unions, and becomes more passionate each day about moving the industry forward with innovations in digital marketing and omnichannel member service. Originally from Colorado, he now lives in Ventura, CA with his wife and two kids, and together they all find lots of fun things to do in their lovely little oceanside town.