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Carol Wells, Vice President at AmWINS Specialty Casualty Solutions, LLC , reflects on her career in the insurance industry and looks ahead to a bright future for pooling   in this installment of the AGRiP video series,  Stories that Set Us Apart . Stories that Set Us Apart  collects and preserves personal and professional experiences unique to the public entity pooling community. Your stories tell a history of pooling and serve as inspiration to newcomers! Visit the   Series Playlist on YouTube  for more motivating videos from your pooling peers! Do you a story to tell?  Share it with us!
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Summary: The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for the position of Marketing & Field Service Coordinator. Date Posted: 3/14/2019 Closing Date: 4/8/2019 Location: Olympia, Wash. Job Type: Full Time Details: The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for the position of Marketing & Field Service Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to develop and oversee implementation of a marketing and retention plan for all AWC Member Pooling Programs, including the cultivation of relationships with existing and potential members.   The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge of the insurance ...
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Summary:  The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is accepting applications for the position of Health Promotion Coordinator. Date Posted: 3/14/2019 Closing Date: 4/3/2019 Job Location:  Olympia, Wash.  Job Type: Full Time Description:  The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is accepting applications for the position of Health Promotion Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to develop, promote, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs for the Trust. The successful candidate will have knowledge of health benefits and the role health promotion plays on an overall cost containment strategy with the ability to provide technical ...
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Summary: The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recuriting for the position of Risk Control Coordinator.  Posted Date: 3/14/2019 Closing Date: 4/2/2019 Job Location: Olympia, Wash. Position Type: Full Time Details: The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) recruiting for the position of Risk Control Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to manage the safety and risk control efforts for the organization. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a safety or risk management position with an insurance company, risk pool, public agency, or construction company, including having provided on-site risk control ...
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The AGRiP Board of Directors has selected  Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc. (PERMA)  to receive the  2019 Award for Excellence in Performance . In 2014, PERMA launched an analysis of decades of data to identify the largest claim drivers, and created a tailored team of risk management professionals to address primary lossareas among their membership. The risk management team developed six targeted interventions to address the highest claim drivers. Interventions include training sessions to address some of the most costly types of claims filed by public safety personnel, and a pilot program to provide police officers with vests ...
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Summary: Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California is searching for a Management Analyst.  Posted Date: 3/13/2019 Job Location: Sacramento, Calif.  Position Type: Full Time Details: Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC) is searching for a team oriented, customer driven, highly flexible, pro-active and responsive Management Analyst to develop and implement policies and procedures for a variety of projects and programs including program and policy development, loss data analysis, website support, research, contract administration, and program evaluation. Candidate supports the work of management ...
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András Tilcsik at the 2019 AGRiP Governance & Leadership Conference The Difference that Difference Makes for Pools by Stephanie Weiss, Director of Education & Events at AGRiP Public entity pools can increase their resilience and decrease failure by building cognitive diversity on their governing bodies. At the 2019 Governance & Leadership Conference , keynote presenter András Tilcsik spoke about The Difference that Difference Makes , based upon his research of 1,300 banking governing bodies. Tilcsik shared insights into how cultivating multiple and varied viewpoints can lead to improved problem solving ...
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Joanne Kerrigan has been hired as AGRiP's Director of Programs & Services. Most recently the Member Services Manager for Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP) , Kerrigan is a graduate of the Washington pools' leadership development program, and has been a presenter at past AGRiP events. Kerrigan will take the lead on AGRiP projects such as the Advisory Standards for Recognition, Financial Benchmarking Initiative, and the biennial Top Pool Executive Compensation & Benefits Analysis. She can be reached by email or by calling 518-220-0306.
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John Ashton and Mike Tiffany, founders of Ashton Tiffany , have been selected by the AGRiP Board of Directors as recipients of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Leadership , in recognition of their efforts to cultivate new talent and develop future public entity pooling executives. Ashton and Tiffany created a comprehensive, innovative leadership program called HiPo ("high potential") to help public entity pooling staff develop the skills necessary to advance in the field and take on future executive roles. Ashton and Tiffany regularly meet with and mentor these up-and-coming professionals, arrange for cross-training opportunities, and facilitate interaction ...
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Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) Oregon Property/Casualty Trust Director and Oregon Public Entity Excess Pool (OPEEP) Administrator Scott Moss has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Service by the AGRiP Board of Directors. Moss' accomplishments at CIS are many, including implementation of an improved risk management best practices review process, participation in the creation of CIS' Hire to Retire employment risk management program, and production of a cyber liability coverage document unique to public entities. A founder of OPEEP, Moss is credited with developing the concept of an excess pool for large self-insured ...
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With more than 70 percent of current AGRiP member pool executives expected to leave public entity pooling in the next decade, this issue of Intelligence offers considerations for both aspiring pool executives and the governing boards that will be hiring them. Read the full story »
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Jeff Van Dyk, PERMA Executive Director,  shares his motivation for working in public entity pooling in this installment of the AGRiP video series, Stories that Set Us Apart . Stories that Set Us Apart  collects and preserves personal and professional experiences unique to the public entity pooling community. Your stories tell a history of pooling and serve as inspiration to newcomers! Visit the   Series Playlist on YouTube  for more motivating videos from your pooling peers! Do you a story to tell?  Share it with us! #Ne
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Dave Erazmus, VP of Marketing for QEI Patron Genesis describes his motivation for working in pooling and its impact on the big issues of the day. Stories that Set Us Apart  collects and preserves personal and professional experiences unique to the public entity pooling community. Your stories tell a history of pooling and serve as inspiration to newcomers! Visit the   Series Playlist on YouTube  for more motivating videos from your pooling peers! Do you a story to tell?  Share it with us
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Barbara Rhoades, CEO of the Ohio Transit Risk Pool and AGRiP Board Member , reflects on an early career lesson that led her to find value and purpose in her public service work with public entity pools. Stories that Set Us Apart collects and preserves personal and professional experiences unique to the public entity pooling community. Your stories tell a history of pooling and serve as inspiration to newcomers! Visit the   Series Playlist on YouTube  for more motivating videos from your pooling peers! Do you a story to tell? Share it with us! #News
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Utah Risk Management Mutual Association (URMMA)   is AGRiP's newest member pool.  Formed in 1985, URMMA provides its 15 municipal members with third-party liability insurance, auto physical damage insurance, and risk management services and education. URMMA also offers a group discount on property insurance as well as workers compensation, special event, and off-duty vehicle coverage through its contracted broker, Moreton & Co.  For more information, contact Chief Executive Officer   Paul John
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In the August 2018 Intelligence edition, the AGRiP Board of Directors shares its perspective about several trends that will likely impact public entity pooling in the coming years. The Board’s recent consideration of demographic changes, a looming talent drain, instability in health care coverage and a shifting transportation system might assist pools in future planning efforts. Read the full story »
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The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) recently announced its financial and operational results for 2016-17, which culminated with a $4 million increase in total gross premium over prior year, a new high of $365 million in total assets, and an investment income of $6.1 million. CIRMA serves 386 municipal, public school and local public agency members
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AGRiP's Honorary Lifetime Associate Membership was established in 2002 to recognize outgoing leaders who have made significant contributions to the public entity pooling industry. A total of 19 pooling leaders have received the designation. As pooling founders start to retire, consider nominating those individuals for Honorary Lifetime Associate Membership. Candidates must be nominated by a pool and have been an employee of an AGRiP member pool or affiliate, or QEI Patron, for 10 or more years
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A recent Claims Journal article examines the concept of "aesthetic impairment" as an alternative to the traditional "cosmetic damage" exclusion within commercial property coverage. The aesthetic impairment concept defines the term "damage," and outlines differences between functional and appearance loss. This results in more transparency and clarity in risk retention and coverage. While focused on commercial property in general, this concept may be especially effective for public entity building roofs measured in acres, not square feet. The article was authored by Marcos A. Mendoza, Assistant Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the Texas Association ...
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Pools looking for new talent can attract young professionals by using materials from the Insurance Careers Movement (ICM) . ICM offers several free, customizable resources for connecting with Millennials, Gen Z and others new to the pooling field. For example, use the original template of AGRiP's Open Letter to College Students to share a personal, local message with potential talent. ICM is a grassroots effort coordinated by young industry professionals to broadcast the insurance industry "career trifecta" - stability, reward, and limitless possibilities
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