When Congress passed the short-term funding bill Dec. 7, lawmakers temporarily extended the life of the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) through Dec. 22, by rolling it into the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.J. 123).
Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool (CSD Pool) recently received the Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of AAA, Unsurpassed, the highest rating assignable to public entity pools.
South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) has named Dave Pfeifle as its new Executive Director.
AGRiP welcomed two pools to its membership in the month of October.
While the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed most qualified immunity decisions issued by the lower courts in recent years, the State & Local Legal Center suggests recent academic criticism may affect that trend.
Pools that provide training and support to public entity meeting process may wish to review a new, free download resource, "Citizen's Guide to Effective Public Meetings."
Pools applying for AGRiP Recognition in the coming year should carefully review the Advisory Standards, as several changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
Jerry Spears, Trust Operations Director of Montana Association of Counties (MACo), has been elected to serve a four-year term on the AGRiP Board of Directors.
Pools that are A.M. Best rated, or use Best's Capital Adequacy Relativity (BCAR) scoring as a measure of financial solvency, may wish to review updates to Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) implemented Oct. 13, 2017.
AGRiP has set 2018 dues and fees for membership, partnership or patronage, and related services. All changes will take effect upon membership renewals on or after Jan. 1, 2018.