California JPIAThis October at the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) 26th Annual Risk Management Educational Forum, six members received Risk Management Awards for demonstrating superior risk management practices.

“With these awards,” said Management Analyst Abe Han, “the Authority not only celebrates member successes but also highlights how individual agencies’ risk management efforts benefit the entirety of the pool.”

The Authority’s Risk Management Awards recognize members that have demonstrated the best overall performance in each of two programs: the Primary Liability Program and the Primary Workers’ Compensation Program.

The winners were:

Primary Liability Program

  • City of Port Hueneme (Municipal Agencies with Police Exposure)
  • City of Laguna Niguel (Municipal Agencies without Police Exposure)
  • Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (Non-Municipal Agencies)

Primary Workers’ Compensation Program

  • City of Pismo Beach (Municipal Agencies with Public Safety Exposure)
  • City of Westlake Village (Municipal Agencies without Public Safety Exposure)
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Non-Municipal Agencies)

California JPIA staff evaluated both quantitative and qualitative factors related to member agencies’ risk management efforts, including average cost of claims as related to payroll, improvement in claims severity over designated coverage periods, progress toward completing Loss Control Action Plan items, Agency Exemplar ratings, and training and event participation.

“The selection process is rather technical in nature,” said Han. “In that regard, award winners are determined not by singular achievements and activities but by excellence and initiative in overall risk management.”

The awards were presented during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on October 7 in San Diego.

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 120 member cities and other governmental agencies. Members actively participate in shaping the organization to provide important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as extensive training and loss control services. For more information, please visit the California JPIA’s website at