Civil Unrest: Is Your Entity Ready?

Acts of civil unrest are occurring everywhere and, whether or not these acts take form in strikes, protests or riots, public entities need to be prepared. This session at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference discussed lessons learned from past civil unrest events and ways to treat or reduce the impacts that civil unrest might have on […]

Building Value in Risk Management

This session at PRIMA 2015 addressed how to build value in your risk management program, which can result in effective and self-sustaining results in building a strong risk culture and support for your risk management program. The speakers included Jack Flindt, Pinal County and Dean Coughenour, ARM, City of Flagstaff. What is one word used […]

Safety Committee Effectiveness

At the 2015 PRIMA Conference, this session addressed how to establish safety committees and explored the lessons learned to ensure committees are effective. The speakers included Sarah Perry, ARM-P, City of Columbia and Oscar Goedecke, CSP, Travelers Insurance. The purpose of a safety committee is to protect employees, the public and the environment. The safety committee […]

Fleet Risk Management: More Than Vehicle Inspections

This session at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference highlighted national auto claim trends and provided insights for reducing auto liabilities. The session was led by Kenny Smith, CSP, Risk Control Manager at OneBeacon Government Risks. Since nearly every public entity owns automobiles – whether they are police or emergency response vehicles, buses or passenger vehicles – […]

Risks of Scholastic Club Activities

At the 2015 PRIMA Annual Conference, Charles Gfeller from the firm Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP and Mike Otworth from Genesis Management & Insurance Services Corp presented a session titled “Managing the Risks of Scholastic Club Sports”. The focus on this presentation was the case law surrounding the issue of the duty to supervise students engaged […]

Impact of Autonomous Vehicles

At the 2015 PRIMA Annual Conference, Jeff Myers and John Willemsen from Munich Re America presented a session titled, “Autonomous Vehicles: The Largest Impact to Transportation and Infrastructure”. The NHTSA classifies five levels of vehicle automation from Level 0 – no automation to Level 4 – no human intervention needed.  Most vehicles are Level 1 […]

Workers’ Compensation and the Aging Workforce

The aging workforce is a top concern among public entity risk managers. This session at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference explored the changing demographics in today’s workforce, its impact on accident rates and workers’ compensation costs. The speakers included Joe Galusha, CIE, CHSP, Group Managing Director at Aon Risk Solutions and Robert Prior, MS, CSP, ARM-P, […]

Disaster Recovery for Schools

At the 2015 PRIMA Conference, this session addressed the essential elements of a disaster recovery plan for school districts and how to prepare for partial or complete closures or transfers. The speakers included: Corey Stein, Aon Risk Solutions, James Huckaby, MS, ARM-P, Mesquite Independent School District, Dan Hurley, ARM-P, CSP, MS, City of Chesapeake (VA), […]

It’s Not a Claim, It’s a Person

Those who deal with claims daily sometimes forget that a claim can be a scary experience for an injured employee. This panel at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference explored ways to make claims a less stressful experience for entity employees. The panel included: Kimberly George, Senior Vice President at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Sarah Perry, […]

Putting Lipstick on Your Risk Management Program

Preparing your program for submission to carriers requires you to emphasize your strengths and address your weaknesses. This cram session at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference provided tips on how to present your program in the best possible way. Moderator: Susan Blakenburg, Area Senior Vice President at Gallagher Public Sector Speaker:  David Randall, CPCU, ARM, Public […]

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