As a member-owned and governed insurance pool, the membership elects their representatives to the Executive Committee to direct the organization on their behalf.
The Executive Committee invites member staff to participate in ASCIP committees that advise the Executive Committee on policy and operational issues. Participation in specific committees is based on an individual’s ability to serve, their experience, and subject matter knowledge. Nearly half of our members participate in these advisory committees.
Claims & Coverage Committee
The purpose of the Claims & Coverage Committee is to set policy consistent with direction from and policies of the Executive Committee regarding the management and resolution of ASCIP Property, Liability, and Workers’ Compensation claim programs. These responsibilities include providing claims handling strategies, evaluations, and settlement authority, particularly those involving significant claims, potentially volatile situations, coverage issues, and claims which will likely proceed to trial. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing, recommending, and promulgating any changes, additions, or deletions to the Memorandum of Coverage and to monitor such claims trends with respect to each line of coverage exposure.
Risk Control Committee
The purpose of the Risk Control Committee is to set policy consistent with direction from and policies of the Executive Committee regarding the provision of risk control programs and services. These responsibilities include the review and analysis of ASCIP’s loss experience within its various risk pools and the development and implementation of loss prevention and loss control Services to mitigate such losses.
The purpose of the Finance Committee is to develop policies for ASCIP’s financial and investment activities. In addition, the Committee supports the ASCIP Treasurer in overseeing ASCIP’s financial activities governing the collection, safekeeping, investment, management, and disbursement of funds. In addition, the Committee reviews the JPA’s investment portfolio and provides investment management oversight of the activity of any agent(s) and/or organization(s) contracted to provide investment management services. The Committee will also review the annual budget and recommend the budget to the Executive Committee for adoption.
Health Benefits Committee
The purpose of the Health Benefits Committee is to develop policies for ASCIP’s health benefits program, monitor financial performance, and evaluate proposals for new vendors, business partners, and health benefits programs designed to mitigate costs and promote healthy employees. The Committee oversees ASCIP’s health benefits program and activities and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for any new programs or services.
ASCIP is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors called the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has representation from the following membership categories: K-12; K-8; Community Colleges; Joint Powers Authorities; and Charter Schools. To ensure that each membership category has representation, the Committee is comprised of the following: three members representing K-12 members with < 15,000 ADA; three members representing K-12 with > 15,000 ADA; two members representing K-8 member agencies; two members representing the Community College member agencies; two members representing Joint Powers Authorities members; and one member representing the Charter School members. The Executive Committee also has 13 alternate members.
The Executive Committee has three officer positions: the President (the Board Chair), the Vice President (the Board Vice-Chair); and Treasurer. The Executive Committee appoints officers annually during their August meeting, and the officers typically serve in their roles for one year.
The Executive and Claims/Coverage Committees meet nine times a year. The Community College Committee meets approximately two times a year. The other committees meet quarterly.