Offerings designed to help you effectively administer your insurance and self-insurance programs.
A Risk Management Practitioner (RMP) Certificate Program has been developed in partnership with CPS HR Consulting and the CJPIA, to provide the building blocks to establish, develop, and embed risk management as a business process in public sector organizations.
This five, one-day in-person training series is specifically designed for risk management assistants, workers’ compensation specialists, human resource analysts/assistants, and frontline supervisors who are responsible for practical, cost-effective risk management.
Why is skilled risk management so critical to organizational success? What does an effective Risk Management professional do? Join with colleagues to learn about the responsibilities of a Risk Manager and expand your knowledge and understanding of how risk management contributes to your organization. You will walk away with key concepts and tools used by risk managers and form new insights into the unique loss exposures public entities face. You will also learn about the foundational laws and regulations that shape the profession.
Manage your organization’s risk and exposure like a pro after taking this class. You will master the complex and confusing world of insurance, learn to successfully transfer risk, to read an actuarial study, to review a loss run, and apply new knowledge about working with brokers and navigating contracts to minimize risk for your organization.
Plan proactively! After taking this class you will know how to identify and evaluate your agency’s particular loss exposures while implementing sound proactive loss control measures. Impress your management with strategies for navigating investigations and litigation and assessing current trends and evolving risk.
Handle one of the biggest areas of risk management flawlessly after taking this session. Come back armed with strategies and tools for how to effectively administer standard workers’ compensation and employer’s liability policies within your organization. You will engage in hands-on exercises that provide you with practical guidance on how to administer claims, maintain records, and conduct various audits.
Demystify this complex area of risk management when you attend this important session. You will explore both work-related and non-industrial injuries as well as the similarities and distinctions between “temporary modified duty” and “reasonable accommodations.” Learn how to engage in the interactive process and uncover the intersection between medical limitations and workplace disabilities, as well as the benefits of maintaining an effective Early Return-to-Work (ERTW) program.
The EIA’s Risk Management Subsidy program is a voluntary program that was created to offset the direct costs you incur from securing external loss prevention or risk management services. A subsidy account will be established for each participating member and may be used for any loss prevention or risk management matter. For complete details, view the Policy Statement Regarding Subsidy Funds.
The annual Risk Management Subsidy of $1,000 per year (per coverage) is available to members of the following programs:
Risk Management Subsidy funds can be used to cover any risk management or loss prevention related expenses, including but not limited to: purchase of safety equipment, safety videos, ergonomic equipment, safety pamphlets, expenses related to attending seminars, conferences and regional training, expenses related to contracting for inspections or training, and site inspections and property appraisals not already included in Property Program. Risk Management Subsidy fund balances and requests for reimbursement should be submitted directly from the Members Area of the EIA website.
If you’re a member of the EIA’s excess coverages, the Underwriting and Claims Administration standards require that you have an actuarial study conducted at least once every three years. However, because more frequent evaluation of self-insured funding levels is a sound fiscal practice, the EIA supports and encourages you to do so by providing an annual subsidy to help offset the cost of actuarial studies.
An annual actuarial subsidy of up to $2,000 is available to members of the following programs:
•Excess Workers’ Compensation
•General Liability 1
•General Liability 2
•Medical Malpractice (Program 1)
You may select any actuarial firm, but studies should be performed by a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS). The EIA has negotiated reduced costs for our members with our contracted actuarial firm, Bickmore, and many of our members utilize their services. If you elect to utilize Bickmore for their actuarial services you’ll receive the benefit of volume pricing, and are relieved of the administrative task of requesting the actuarial subsidy. Bickmore will provide a copy of the completed report to the EIA along with an invoice for the subsidy balance, which reduces upfront expenses for your organization. If you utilize another actuary you may request reimbursement for the actuarial subsidy by sending a request, along with a copy of the completed report and invoice, to the EIA. Contact the EIA’s Underwriting staff for more information.
Alliant Insurance Services has developed an online application to assist members with property schedules, vendor certificate tracking, and requesting issuance of certificates of insurance utilizing their AlliantConnect application.
Keeping track of incoming certificates of insurance is an administrative nightmare for most organizations. The work required to collect the mountain of paper and verify coverage against stated insurance requirements is difficult, time consuming, and expensive. If your organization is like many, this function is not being done well or done at all.
To help our members manage and administer their certificates, the EIA has contracted with Exigis LLC, an online certificate of insurance tracking and management company. Exigis performs all the work necessary to obtain and record proper evidence of insurance coverage from each organization with whom the members contract. Exigis requests certificates from vendors, verifies coverage, sends deficient coverage notices, sends expiring coverage notices, images all incoming certificates and posts them online for easy retrieval.
The EIA has negotiated a competitive rate available to all of our members at $12.50 per vendor, per year with an implementation fee of $2,500 base, plus $1.50 per vendor. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this service, please contact Danielle Reich or call (916) 850-7300.
For example: 500 vendors would be $3,250 to implement services, and $6,250 per year thereafter. The billing is handled through the EIA on a quarterly basis.
Through our partnership with MHN, EIA Excess Workers’ Compensation members have access to Crisis Incident Counseling (CIC) Services for employees following an unexpected work-related death of a co-worker. CIC is a coordinated system of services, including critical incident stress debriefing, for responding to a critical incident that impacts the workplace. Consultants work with your organization through all phases of critical incident planning, response, and resolution. For more information, please contact Rick Brush.
Insurance Requirements in Contracts Manual (IRIC) is a refereance guide to aid in the review of insurance related topics in contracts.
For assistance or information on contracts, Alliant offers Contract Review Services as well. Contact Alliant for specific questions and help.
The EIA’s General Counsel, Steve Underwood, Esq. is available to members for assistance and/or consultation on various legal matters.
Topics include the following areas*:
* The Legal Advice Service is intended to support, not replace, your existing legal personnel and is separate from services provided by the Eyres Law Group for EPL consulting.
About Steve Underwood
Steve has been the EIA's contracted General Counsel for 30 years. Having been the County Counsel for Mendocino and Santa Barbara for over 33 years, he has a wealth of knowledge in public entity legal issues, which he will use to assist you with your entity’s legal matters.
EIA's Legislative Committee was developed with the objective of actively participating in the legislative and regulatory process. Contact Mike Pott for more information.
Appraisal Services Requirement:
Members of the Property Program shall perform a real property replacement valuation for all locations over $250,000. New members shall have an appraisal or valuation performed within 1 year from entry into the Program.