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Why Should Public Entities Choose Risk Pooling?

Choosing the best way to protect your public entity from legal and financial risks can be daunting. For many non-public businesses, working with commercial insurance brokers provides an adequate level of coverage at a competitive price. However, for public entities, working with these insurance companies isn’t quite as easy. [...]

By |September 6th, 2022|Risk Management, Trending|

RMAP Changes for 22/23

The Risk Management Accreditation Program (RMAP) is a voluntary program we have developed at GSRMA to assist our member agencies with best practice and regulatory compliance. GSRMA members that participate in the program historically have experienced reduced frequency and severity of losses. Additionally, with participation in the RMAP, member agencies [...]

Guest Article: No Notice Defense

It's all your fault... or is it? Public Entity Documentation Supports "No Notice" Claims Defense. In this article, Senior Risk Control Field Representative John Roy, talks about the importance of documentation with regards to successful claims defense. Please click here to read the article. Please click here if you [...]

Cal/OSHA Extends ETS and Announces Permanent Standard

Cal/OSHA has recently announced that they will be extending the Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) through December 31, 2022. This current revision which took effect May 06, 2022  with some notable changes including: The term, "fully vaccinated" has been removed from the ETS Employers are no longer required to [...]

CDPH Updates K-12 COVID-19 Guidelines for 22-23 School Year

The CDPH recently updated their COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K–12 Schools to Support Safe In-Person Learning, 2022–2023 School Year. See below for some of their general reccomendations: The guidance is effective July 1, 2022, unless otherwise stated, and will continue to be reviewed regularly by the California Department of [...]

Property Appraisals Beginning July 2022

Golden State Risk Management Authority is a member of the PRISM Property program.  Every five (5) years, members of this program are required to participate in a property appraisal process. This process ensures the scheduling of accurate replacement costs for your locations. PRISM contracts with Alliant Appraisal Services (AAS) for the appraisal [...]

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