About EIA

The CSAC Excess Insurance Authority (EIA) is a member directed insurance risk sharing pool.

The EIA has developed effective risk management solutions to help California public entities proactively control losses and prepare for different exposures.

Members, staff, and our long term partner Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., have worked together to provide you with access to risk coverage programs that are stable, secure, and flexible.

The History of Excess Insurance Authority

In 1979, 29 California counties formed CSAC Excess Insurance Authority, a Joint Powers Authority, pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 5, Division 7, Title 1, of the California Government Code (Section 6500 et seq.). The sole purpose of this new JPA is finding cost-effective insurance solutions and risk management services for members. EIA’s innovative and successful approach to insurance has been noticed across the state of California. Membership has expanded to include 95% of counties, 68% of cities, as well as numerous educational organizations, special districts, housing authorities, fire districts, and other Joint Powers Authorities.


The EIA has been accredited with excellence continuously since 1989 by the California Association of Joint Powers Authority (CAJPA) and was the first JPA in California to receive the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting in 1994. Member involvement has made the EIA one of the largest employee benefit public entity risk pools in the nation and helped to make the EIA a pioneer in the JPA risk management community.


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