PRISM Fast Facts

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management: PRISM

  • PRISM was formed in 1979 as CSAC Excess Insurance Authority to find cost effective insurance solutions and risk management services for California Counties
  • Public Entities joined the PRISM in 2001
  • Membership includes:
    • 95% of California Counties
    • 70% of California Cities
    • 10% of California Educational Organizations, Special Districts, Housing Authorities, Fire Districts, and 27 Joint Powers Authorities
  • 9 major Coverage Programs in Workers' Compensation, Property, Liability, Health, Dental, Medical Malpractice, and Construction
  • 20 Miscellaneous and Ancillary coverage programs such as Vision, Cyber, and Pollution
  • PRISM has saved Member Entities over $492M in the five years
  • National Expansion through PRISM's captive insurance company, the Excess Insurance Organization, Inc. (EIO) as of 2019

Member-Driven Organization

  •  16 Committees for the development, governance, oversight, and future direction of all programs and services
  • EAGLE (Exemplary Achievement in Government Leadership and Enrichment) Awards launched in 2017
  • Accredited with Excellence since 1989 by CAJPA
  • First JPA in California to receive the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting in 1994
  • AGRIP Recognition Award

Services

  • Wide range of services available to Members, including Training and Risk Control, Risk Management tools, and Claims programs
  • Crisis Incident Management service including training and post-incident situation assessments and media consulting
  • POST Certified Trainings in 2019
  • Newsletters on safety topics, education, and claims
  • Risk Management services such as Legal Consultation, and Risk Management Practitioners Program

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