Announcing CIRMA's Employment Practices Liability Helpline - October 1, 2016

Employment practices law is changing rapidly and is more complex than ever.

Starting October 1, 2016, CIRMA’s Liability-Auto-Property (LAP) members will have a new resource for expert advice about employment practices liability. CIRMA has partnered with FordHarrison, the nation’s preeminent law firm specializing in employment and labor law, to provide its LAP members convenient access to legal advice on employment practices via the Helpline program.  

“The EPL Helpline is designed to provide municipal and public school officials –- especially those who may not otherwise have direct access to Human Resource services or specialized legal advice --with an expert source of guidance on employment practices,” said David Demchak, President and CEO, CIRMA. The EPL Helpline provides access to one hour of legal advice per month for no charge to CIRMA LAP members. Download the flyer.

Excellence in Risk Management Award

Download an award application.

CIRMA’s Excellence in Risk Management Award honors those CIRMA members who demonstrate exceptional leadership and exemplarily results in the management of their risk and loss exposures. Awards are given to CIRMA members annually to recognize and highlight the successes of their risk management programs, initiatives and provide an opportunity to share these accomplishments and promote the value of risk management throughout CIRMA’s membership.   
•  The CIRMA Excellence in Risk Management Award is open to all CIRMA members.
•  A nominee can be any CIRMA member or individual department of a CIRMA member (ex. DPW, Parks and Rec, School Maintenance Department, PD etc.).
•  Members must be willing to share the details of their initiative(s) and results in CIRMA publications and at CIRMA’s Annual Meeting of Members.
Who Can Nominate:
•  Members can nominate themselves or another CIRMA member.
•  CIRMA Staff can make nominations.
Note: Nominations from insurance agents, brokers, or organizations will not be accepted.

Download an award application.
Announcement of the Winners:
Announcement of the award recipients will be made in the fall and the winners will be featured in an issue of CT&C.  In addition the winners will be honored at CIRMA’s Annual Meeting of Members.

$3.2 Million Members' Equity Distribution, 2016

“We are very pleased to be able to make this Board-approved distribution to eligible members,” said David Demchak, President and Chief Executive Officer, CIRMA. “This year’s Equity Distribution is the result of our members’ risk management success and CIRMA’s strong financial management and outstanding operational results for the year,” he noted. For more information about the distribution, please contact your CIRMA Underwriter. Download press release.

VFA Insurance Program - Enhanced for 2016-17

CIRMA's Volunteer Firefighter Accident Insurance Program includes new Hospital Indemnity benefit, Education benefits, and Beneficiary Assist® benefits. The policy now has a broader definition of spouse to include domestic partner. For more information download our VFA Flyer or Booklet. Or contact your CIRMA Underwriter.

New Liability-Auto-Property Coverages for 2016-17

We’ve expanded our Liability-Auto-Property Program to offer coverage for two important new exposures: Cyber Liability and drones.
Look for more information about these new LAP program enhancements in the weeks ahead.

CIRMA's E-Learning Center

Visit our E-Learning Center to view our expanded list of courses.
Employee training is one of the most important parts of your risk management program. CIRMA's new E-Learning Center extends the reach of our Risk Management Training & Education programs, enabling employees and managers to learn important safety and risk management topics -- when and where their work schedule demands, from any computer or mobile device with internet access. CIRMA's E-Learning program is provided free to all CIRMA members. Register your employees now so that they can take advantage of this important training opportunity. Watch your email inbox for news and information or contact us for more information on registration. Download the brochure.

A printable certificate is issued upon successful completion of the program.

Workers’ Compensation Pool Members: Report claims online

Please note: Please report ALL non-catastrophic claims online. To register to report claims online, please contact Sean Gaffney.

The ease-of-use and speed of our reporting system helps assure that our claims teams receives accurate, timely information about the claim to help achieve the best possible outcome.