What is AGRiP?
The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) is the recognized authority for public entity risk pooling in North America, and beyond. Emerging during the late 1980’s from the public entity risk management profession, AGRiP formed as an independent trade association of public entity pools and the partners that serve them in 1998, for the following purpose:
- To promote pooling as a practical extension of local government’s obligation to be a good steward of public funds.
- To act as an advocate for the advancement of intergovernmental pooling as the most appropriate risk and employee benefits financing mechanism for most local governments.
- To provide a forum for intergovernmental issues of mutual interest in the administration and operation of self-funded and group insurance purchasing programs, and other group programs associated with the funding and operation of intergovernmental pools.
- To identify legislative and regulatory issues affecting intergovernmental pools and to provide information to assist pools in addressing such issues.
- To act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of data and resources relating to intergovernmental pools and to encourage and support new research for tomorrow’s pools.
As the pooling movement has grown, so has AGRiP. Today, AGRiP’s membership includes over 210 pools across the United States, Canada, and Australia; 40 Quality Education Initiative (QEI) Patrons; over 130 individual Partner members; and affiliations with related organizations including CAIR, CAJPA, PRIMA and NAGEP. Through educational conferences, the collection and dissemination of pool-related information within and beyond the pooling community, establishment of pool operational principals and AGRiP Advisory Standards, and response to member needs as they arise, AGRiP promises to continue to serve as an invaluable partner to its member pools, and the broader pooling movement.