October 10, 2018
2019 Executive Committee Elected
At the October 5, 2018 Board of Directors meeting, elections were held for the 2019 Executive Committee positions of President, Vice President, and seats with terms expiring on December 31, 2018. Congratulations to Kerry John Whitney, Risk Manager for Napa County (President) and Janelle Crane, Risk Manager for Sonoma County (Vice President). For a complete list of the 2019 Executive Committee members, click here.
County Counsel Malpractice Coverage
In a recent County Counsel Association message, concern was raised regarding the County’s liability policy affording coverage to County Counsel when providing legal advice to other agencies not named as a covered party under the County’s Memorandum of Coverage (MOC). Subsequent to the message going out, the EIA received several inquiries related to coverage being afforded through the General Liability MOC regarding malpractice coverage for County Counsel when providing legal advice to other agencies.
In an effort to ease concerns, the EIA can confirm that while working in the course and scope of their employment with the County when providing legal advice to another agency, coverage is afforded to County Counsel, subject to any exclusions that may apply. Additionally, these agencies do not need to be named as a covered party, unless the member’s intent is to afford them coverage. As a reminder, the General Liability MOC is not a duty-to-defend coverage. Should you have any questions, please contact Heather Fregeau, EIA’s Liability Manager.
EIAHealth Committee Approves Preferred Vendor List for On-Site Health Clinics
In order to address the requests of EIAHealth program members, the EIAHealth Committee voted to approve a preferred vendor list for on-site health clinics. Through the extensive efforts made by the Alliant Employee Benefits team in collaboration with the EIAHealth Committee, three vendors were approved and added to the list. To read more about the process and results, click here to read the full story.
2018 EAGLE Award Winners
The winners of the 2nd Annual EAGLE Awards were announced at the Board of Directors meeting last week. Award winning projects were a blend of risk management and safety initiatives, as well as real life examples of innovation by our Members. Congratulations to the winners who will each be highlighted in upcoming Member Spotlights.
Registration Now Available: EIA Annual Public Entity Membership Meeting
All public entity members are encouraged to attend the Annual Public Entity Membership Meeting. This event is designed to keep you apprised of the status of the EIA programs and services. Enjoy informational sessions that will highlight the EIA’s newest available resources and trainings, like the Enterprise Risk Consultants (ERC) Program, Risk Management Practitioners (RMP) Program, Risk Assessment Tool, and the EIA Toolbox. For your convenience, the meeting will take place in both Northern California at the EIA headquarters in Folsom, November 7th, and in Southern California in Ontario, November 8th.