EIA Fast Facts

  • Formed in 1979 to find cost effective insurance solutions and risk management services for California Counties
  • Public Entities joined the EIA in 2001
  • Membership includes:

    • 95% of California Counties
    • 60% of California Cities
    • Numerous Educational Organizations, Special Districts, Housing Authorities, Fire Districts, and other Joint Powers Authorities
  • 10 major Coverage Programs in Property, Casualty, Health, and Benefits
  • 20 Miscellaneous and Ancillary coverage programs such as Vision, Cyber, and Pollution
  • In just the past five years, the EIA has saved Member Entities over $440M
  • Member-Driven organization with 18 Committees for the development, governance, oversight, and future direction of all programs and services
  • Wide range of services available to Members, including Training and Loss Prevention, Risk Management tools, and Claims programs
  • Specialized website with tailored Member Dashboards
  • Accredited with excellence continuously since 1989 by the California Association of Joint Powers Authority (CAJPA)
  • First JPA in California to receive the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting in 1994
  • On July 1, 2016, the EIA launched a captive insurance company: Excess Insurance Organization, Inc. (EIO) which benefits the members with greater returns on investment
  • EAGLE (Exemplary Achievement in Government Leadership and Enrichment) Awards launched in 2017
  • New Automated Risk Assessment Tool helps members identify gaps in their risk management programs
  • Created the Crisis Incident Management service, which includes training and post-incident situation assessments and media consulting
  • 105% increase in the number of employees taking online courses in 2015/16

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