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Proposal to Eliminate the Public Entity Participation Fee

June 12th, 2013

At the Board of Directors meeting on June 7, 2013, authorization to circulate the Proposal to Eliminate the Public Entity Participation Fee for review and comment was approved. All comments received by September 19th will be included in the October Board of Director’s agenda. Public entity members are charged a ½ percent participation fee in…

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Review and Comment Period Begins for Addendum A

June 12th, 2013

Review and Comment Requested!  On June 7, 2013, the Board of Directors authorized circulation of proposed amendments to Addendum A – Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration Guidelines to the members for review and comment to be returned by September 6, 2013. For ease of review, we are providing you with a redline/strikeout copy with the proposed…

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Is Regulation Coming?

May 13th, 2013

Regulation was a topic of discussion at the EIA’s 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat. The full staff report for the retreat includes a report by Greg Trout of Bickmore Risk Services on new efforts to monitor or regulate public self-insured Workers’ Compensation programs in California. Read the Reports: Staff Report Self-Insurers and Solvency in California: Bickmore…

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2012 Summer Olympics: a Lesson in Logistics

July 26th, 2012

Tower Bridge Olympics 2012

With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London at the end of July, the idea of hosting an Olympic games in California again may sound amazing. All those exciting events (like diving and gymnastics), all those world-class athletes, all those representatives of all those countries coming together in peace and fair competition right here in California.…

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Alliant Participates in Goodwill Workforce Solutions Programs

July 19th, 2012

For the past year, Alliant, exclusive insurance broker for the EIA, has been participating in Goodwill’s Workforce Solutions Program. This program is designed to give meaningful employment to people of varying needs. In June 2011, the Newport Beach Alliant office hired three people and a job coach through Goodwill. All four of these people work…

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April Fools? Odd Insurance Stories

April 2nd, 2012


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How about a little insurance fun in honor of April 1st? • A man in Brittan recently had his taste buds insured for $1.5 million, but since he works as a master butcher and is a baconologist, guess it makes sense. • Last year, a custom car maker in California was sued by DC Comics…

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Conflict of Interest Code Finalized

December 13th, 2011

The public comment period regarding proposed changes to the EIA’s Conflict of Interest Code has ended, with no feedback being received.  In January, the EIA will be working with members to file statements, where applicable.

October 2011 Board of Directors Meeting

October 19th, 2011

The EIA Board of Directors gathered at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley on October 6-7, 2011.  The October meeting is our annual meeting highlighted by Executive Committee elections, “state of the Program” reports, and our broker’s annual stewardship report.  Congratulations to our incoming President, Scott Schimke (GSRMA/Glenn County), Vice President, Barbara Lubben (Alameda County), and…

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Proposed Amendments to Conflict of Interest Code

October 18th, 2011

Amendments are being proposed to the EIA’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The primary change is to add Committee members and Alternates to the list of individuals that are required to file pursuant to the EIA’s Code.  The Board and Alternate Board members are being removed since they are required to file pursuant to Section 87200.  Please…

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June Board Meeting Highlights

June 14th, 2011

The Board of Directors met on June 2-3, in Sacramento, receiving updates on numerous items of interest. In particular, the Board has delegated approval of the General Liability I Program reinsurance renewal to the Underwriting and Executive Committees. Also delegated to these Committees, is a proposal to reinsure the $4M excess of $1M pooled layer…

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