California JPIA logoAs of October 2023, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) has achieved its third consecutive recognition from the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP), denoting continued standing as an operationally effective body adhering to industry best practices. 

Achieving AGRiP Recognition is a rigorous process involving assessing and reviewing a pool’s internal operational procedures against AGRiP Advisory Standards, which outline best practices in the categories of governance, staffing, service provider contracts, member services, coverage, underwriting, business continuity, data security, claims management, and professional development. 

AGRiP awards recognition status to those pools that meet the AGRiP Advisory Standards. The recognition is granted to each eligible pool in three-year increments, helping assure its governing body and members that it is operating effectively. Approximately a quarter of AGRiP member pools have achieved AGRiP Recognition. 

“Achieving national recognition from AGRiP is an accomplishment that we can all be proud of,” said California JPIA Chief Executive Officer Alex Smith. “By implementing industry best practices for risk pool governance and administration, the Authority ensures that members receive excellent programs and services.” 

Last year, the California JPIA renewed its Accreditation with Excellence from the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) and has been Accredited with Excellence since 2016. 

AGRiP is an association focused on energizing the power of pooling, making member organizations more effective, collaborative, and informed.

Learn more about AGRiP and the AGRiP Recognition status.

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