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September 10-13, 2019 • South Lake Tahoe

CAJPA 2019 Fall Conference


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm In-house vs. Outsource Staffing Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort There is a longstanding debate about whether to outsource essential services of a pool or retain significant inhouse staffing. Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are pros and cons to each side of the debate. This moderated panel session will examine outsourcing alternatives alongside in-house operations, providing perspective from pools operating in a variety of in-house or outsourced models. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Hear about the pros and cons of in-house and outsourced staffing • Learn how to analyze key considerations, including cost, expertise and flexibility • Understand hybrid approaches • Learn the importance of leadership succession planning Speakers: Martin Brady, Executive Director, Schools Insurance Authority Beth Lyons, Senior Pool Administrator, Risk Pool Administrators Moderator: Rick Jenkins, Director of Member Services, Schools Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: JPA Board, Pool Manager, Human Resources

What I Learned Being a Pool Manager Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort A panel discussion with experienced pool managers will share their top three stories of success or failure; the lessons they would like to share with their board and successors and what we have learned in the past 40-years of risk financing. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the problem we are trying to solve as a pool • Learn how do you put together a long-term pool with short-term members • Learn how to Balance program structure, financing for a forever pool • Understand policies, procedures and Institutional knowledge – how to maintain for the future

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Speakers: Mike Fleming, Executive Director, CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority Deborah Callahan, Executive Director, Washington Schools Risk Management Pool Kimberly Dennis, Executive Director, Alameda County Schools Insurance Group Facilitator: James Marta, Accreditation Manager and Partner at James Marta & Company LLP Moderator: Kami Liñan, Claim Manager, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: JPA Board, Pool Manager

Recent California Government Code Changes Impacting Your Investment Program and . . . The Investment Game! Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort Have some fun with your peers and engage in friendly competition with other groups in this interactive session. The laws governing public investments continue to evolve as market opportunities and challenges change. This session will cover the latest updates to California Government Code, as well as some of the more important best practices being employed by your peers and detailed in strong investment policies. Come and learn how the interplay between these; shape the way you control risk and return in your investment program. Then . . . you will be invited to put your investment-related knowledge to the test! Each investment team will be given (a hypothetical) $20 million to invest, which can be allocated to investments with maturities ranging from overnight liquid investments to five-year U.S. Treasuries. This Investment Game is designed to provide perspective on how changing interest rates (in several potential interest rate scenarios) coupled with portfolio maturity allocation can impact investment performance. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn about recent investment-related updates to California Government Code and how to incorporate these updates into their Investment Policies • Become acquainted with some of the more powerful best practices in use today • Understand how code changes and strong best practices fit into your overall investment approach • Develop an understanding of current, basic economic and market trends during a pop quiz warm up • Understand how different interest rate scenarios can affect their investments • Be able to identify the relationship between interest rates and the maturity distribution of a portfolio Speakers: Sarah Meacham, Managing Director, PFM Asset Management LLC Lesley Murphy, Senior Managing Consultant, PFM Asset Management LLC Carlos Oblites, Senior Vice President, Chandler Asset Management Moderator: Chris Shaffer, Vice President-Claims Administration Division, George Hills Area of Interest: Finance & Technology

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Managing the Rising Exposure in Sexual Abuse Cases Location: South Shore Room, Harrah’s This session will focus on the rising exposures in sexual abuse cases, where we are today with long statues, the verdicts and challenges with obtaining coverage. Presenters will cover the importance of early notice to JPA/ claims/risk management, how to handle the investigations, when consultants may be necessary and how to minimize the exposure. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the trainings necessary to help avoid these claims • Acquire tools on how to communicate following discovery of the alleged event(s) • Learn new ideas for managing the claims and litigation Speakers: Domenic Spinelli, Partner, Spinelli, Donald & Nott Lynn Garcia, Senior Counsel, Spinelli, Donald & Nott Colleen Abney, Property & Liability Risk Manager, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Moderator: Julie Smith, Senior Director, Property and Liability, Schools Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Legislative, Pool Manager, Human Resources, Loss Control, Property & Liability

Flexible Work Schedules: The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort Flexible work schedules are the future of work. Though they are beneficial for both employees and employers, caution must be taken is setting the policies that will guide the implementation, management and the expectations of this type of schedule. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of flexible work schedules, the support required form technology standpoint, how to determine if it is right for your organization, and then how to roll it out so it is a positive and successful benefit to all. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand pros and cons of flexible work schedule • Know how to assess if it is right for your organization • Learn what technology is needed to support flexible work schedules • Understand how to implement a Flexible Work Schedule Policy Speakers: Karen Antunes, HR/Operations Supervisor, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Allison Bateman, Human Resources Manager, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Sam Adams, IT Systems Architect and Analyst, Golden State Risk Management Authority Moderator: Ritesh Sharma, Senior Manager, Pool Accounting, York Risk Areas of Interest: Finance & Technology, Human Resources

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2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Claim Investigations: Tools to Building a Solid Defense Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort In this interactive session, attendees will learn the basics of claims investigations of both liability and workers’ compensation matters. Presenters will address the how, when and why of what to do to complete an investigation, including the role of interviews and social media. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn how to define your objectives • Identify key contents of witness and party interviews • Understand how to Secure and utilize social media content • Know the importance of documentation Speakers: Michael Wroniak, Partner, Collins Muir + Stewart LLP Brad Tracy, Senior Manager, Frascro Investigative Services Moderator: Brandon Schlenker, Public Entity Account Manager, Carl Warren & Company Areas of Interest: Workers’ Compensation, Human Resources, Property & Liability

Collaboration Between Pools Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort Risk pools are well known for innovation. They were born from the ingenuity of those who saw a challenge and found a creative solution. With the looming drain of pool talent from retirements and ever-increasing exposures facing public entities, there is a need for that same resourcefulness to lead risk pools into the next generation. In this session, seasoned pool leaders talk about the advantages of collaboration among pools. The big idea is that pools and their members can benefit from working together on programs, services, staffing and even loss funding. Learn ways to do this while preserving each pool’s members and unique culture. Participants are invited to share examples from their own pools. Let’s learn and grow together. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the challenges facing risk pools in the next 10 years • Hear examples of how pools collaborate, and the benefits they achieve in doing so • Learn about how collaboration among pools may address the challenges facing pools, while allowing pools to maintain their unique individual identities Speakers: Ann Gergen, Executive Director, AGRiP Beth Lyons, Senior Pool Admin/Executive Director for ICRMA, Risk Pool Administrators Andrew Ranson, Founder, mozaYk13 Facilitator: Janet Selby, Executive Director, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Moderator: Brooks Rice, Executive Director, Shasta-Trinity Schools Insurance Group Areas of Interest: JPA Board, Pool Manager

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Knowing your Exposure and Setting your Reserves Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort Your client has been sued, so how do you know what exposure the case presents? What do you do about setting reserves? These are issues that face claims professional every day. This session will discuss assessment of claims, analyzing the exposure and issues to consider when deciding the reserves. Through real world examples and group discussion, this session will help attendees understand the real exposure the case presents in order to better protect the interests of the entity. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the process of evaluating a case • Learn the real exposure the case presents to the entity • Know the proper way to assess and set reserves Speakers: Carl Fessenden, Attorney, Porter Scott Heather Fregeau, Director of Liability, AIC-M, ARM-P, CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority Moderator: Robert Kretzmer, Director, Property & Liability, Self-Insured Schools of California Area of Interest: Property & Liability

Prescription Drugs: Hidden Savings for Employers Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort This session will educate members on the world of prescription drugs in self-funded plans and large pools. Many times, employers look only at the medical claims and neglect to spend time reviewing Rx claims impact. Speakers will discuss new medications like gene therapy, high value/low cost drugs, rebates, discounts and other items that may have an impact on your claim payments. Find out what strategies or policies you can put in place to mitigate higher costs in your Rx plans. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the impact of new developments in prescription drugs • Develop new strategies or policies to mitigate unnecessary prescription drug costs • Review and monitor prescription drug plans with a closer eye on capturing savings whenever possible Speakers: Kevin DeStefino, Vice President, Aon Consulting Moderator: Jacquelyn Miller, Senior Advisor, Workers’ Compensation, York Risk Services Group, Inc. Areas of Interest: Healthcare, Human Resources

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3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Fighting Back Against Reptilian Questions in Depositions Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort How do you avoid falling into the plaintiff’s attorney’s reptilian trap in deposition? Seemingly innocuous general background and safety questions to an unsuspecting witness lay the groundwork for a plaintiff’s attorney to change the negligence standard on cases and make witnesses appear to be uncaring, callous and incompetent—which leads to plaintiff verdicts in trial. This session will help to identify the reptile theory in litigation tactics and to learn strategies to fight back and protect public entities and employees. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Identify reptilian tactics in litigation • Learn appropriate objections to respond to improper reptilian litigation tactics • Learn how to prepare witnesses to respond to reptilian questions in depositions Speakers: Christie Swiss, Partner, Collins Collins Muir + Stewart Megan Lieber, Associate, Collins Collins Muir + Stewart Vanessa Evangelista, Partner, Collins Collins Muir + Stewart Moderator: Rob Greenfield, Legal Counsel, ACWA JPIA Areas of Interest: Workers’ Compensation, Human Resources, Property & Liability

Make your Voice Heard: Singing the Praises of Legislative Advocacy Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort As California welcomes a new governor and prepares for a number of changes to its legislative seats, we can expect that many of the items and issues that had been dropped or vetoed by the prior administration will be reintroduced. It is the employer’s responsibility to be aware of and up to date with the status of legislation which may impact their business, their employees and resources. During this session, panelists will discuss the importance of the employer’s involvement and how an understanding of the legislative process can be key to producing positive outcomes; we’ll also cover the risks of poor or damaging legislative actions when employers fail to get involved in legislative advocacy—in other words, when they don’t make their concerns clear and their voices heard. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the impact of legislative activity to your industry/employees, resources and community • Build confidence in your involvement in legislative advocacy and understand the importance of informed participation • Recognize who is proposing legislation and why

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Speakers: William Clayton, Director of Loss Control, Keenan & Associates Faith Lane Borges, Legislative Advocate, Cal Advocates Jeff Rush, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, California JPIA Paul Zeglovitch, Liability Program Manager, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Moderator: Jacquelyn Miller, Senior Advisor, Workers’ Compensation, York Risk Services Group, Inc. Areas of Interest: Legislative, JPA Board, Pool Manager

Strategic IT – How to Use IT Within the Strategic Plan of the Pool Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort Strategic IT is the necessary first step to take to ensure your pool is best positioned to serve its members, its staff and its vendors. All pools wish to be more effective and efficient in the delivery of their core mission and the services that they provide their members. This session will guide you in asking the right questions of your pool management as, together with your Board of Directors, you strive to provide IT resources of the right size, capabilities, and ease of use for whatever digital needs your pool has or should have. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn the value and importance of Strategic Planning of IT as part of the strategic plan for a pool • Obtain methods and ideas to review the myriad of solutions available for a given initiative • Find out how to get buy-in from your stakeholders Speakers: Carl Sandstrom, Business Projects Manager, California JPIA Dave Glende, Chief Executive Officer, CrossMark Risk Solutions, Inc. Moderator: Bill Scribner, Vis President - Business Intelligence, BETA Risk Management Authority Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, Pool Manager

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How to Save Healthcare? Is a Single Payer System the Answer or Can Healthcare Entrepreneurs Drive the Change We Need to Make Healthcare Affordable? Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort Health insurance premiums have risen more than 200% over the last 16 years, consuming more of our disposable income and leaving less for other basic needs. The current trajectory is unsustainable. Something must give, but what will it be? Will the employer-sponsored insurance system fail and will we end up with a Single Payer system? Or will employers and payers of healthcare wake up and start demanding/creating better solutions that offer lower costs and a more sustainable way to pay for and deliver healthcare to employees? In this session, you’ll hear two different viewpoints on what the end result could be and why. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand how the current healthcare system’s incentives lead to higher costs with no improvements in care • Understand the trends in workforce opportunities, healthcare and health insurance that may lead to a single payer system • Learn about ways to control the rate of increase in health care costs under the existing system Speakers: Thomas Sher, Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. Moderator: John Stenerson, Deputy Executive Officer, Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC) Areas of Interest: Healthcare, Human Resources, Pool Manager, JPA Board

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

8:30 am – 9:30 am Employee Training and Five Other Critical Components of a Comprehensive Learning Management System Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort Employee training systems are a valuable tool to help ensure public agencies are compliant with certain training requirements. This session will explore the value beyond just the compliance “check box” as well as the five other key components that comprise a comprehensive learning management system. Learning management systems can be a helpful and efficient way to create a culture of safety for public agencies and for the students and communities they serve. Learn how public agencies are using learning management systems to engage their workforce, raise awareness, improve student and community safety and create internal efficiencies. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn the importance of tracking employee knowledge of, and compliance with, agency policies • Understand compliance with regulatory training requirements • Learn the use of analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of your LMS • Learn how to tailor safety information to the adult learner • Improve safety culture by investing in your most valuable assets; your employees Speakers: Eric Preston, Vice President - Loss Control, Keenan & Associates Lucy Dressel, Director of Safety, Benefits and Risk Management, Hemet Unified School District Christine Gerbasi, Vice President - Property & Casualty, Keenan & Associates Moderator: Maria Cantera, Business Systems Analyst, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Workers’ Compensation, Human Resources, Loss Control

Foundations of Pooling Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort The first in a series of four sessions being developed specifically for risk sharing pools governing officials.

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Interaction of Financial Statements and Actuarial Reports Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort Both financial statements and actuarial reports are critical elements in the financial and strategic decision making of a pool and self-insured entities. Understanding how these two reports interact, and how the interdependence of elements from each report will allow the user to understand the financial picture and make strategic and budgeting decisions. Both reports use real data and are packed with estimates. Understanding these estimates and how they impact your program will empower a user to ask the right questions and understand the impact of any changes and decisions. Key phrases like “balance sheet strength” and other concepts will be put into the conceptual and contextual framework so that the attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of these two reports. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand how financial statements and actuarial reports are packed with estimates by people outside your organization and they impact your financial picture • Grasp how changes in these estimates impact your fining and dividend decisions • Learn how estimates of discounting and payouts alter your financial picture, and if they are material • Learn how to quickly get the big financial picture of your pool or entity, particularly to meet your fiduciary responsibility as a board member Speakers: Mujtaba Datoo, Actuarial Practice Leader, Aon Facilitator: Roger Carroll, Chief Financial Officer, City of Loomis Moderator: Puneet Behl, CFO, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, JPA Board, Pool Manager

Recovery and Resilience beyond Wildfire: Planning for the Unknown Location: South Shore Room, Harrah’s California has seen three of the worst years in a row when it comes to wildfire losses. Wildfires devastate lives and communities, resulting in a long-term recovery process for any community. The impact of a wildfire stretches beyond destruction to property and recovery can last for years, if not decades. Effective risk management requires understanding the many impacts of a disaster. This panel features three professionals with experience dealing with the recent wildfires, including a risk manager, a broker, and a climate specialist. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand the experience of recovery • Understand the closing of the insurance protection gap • Learn to apply parametric solutions to address the protection gap

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Speakers: Marcus Beverly, Vice President, Alliant Megan Linkin, Natural Hazards Expert, Swiss Re Serena Sowers, Vice President, Swiss Re Moderator: Robert Kretzmer, Director, Property & Liability, Self-Insured Schools of California Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, Loss Control, Property & Liability

Mental Health as a Public Health Crisis and the Impact of Addiction and Suicide Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort Mental health, a long considered taboo topic unworthy of public discussion or acknowledgment is increasingly in the news and public consciousness. In recent decades, health care specialists have begun to emphasize a focus on mental health and its wide-ranging impact on overall health. With incidents of suicide on the rise, schools are being impacted in ways that are not necessarily prepared to handle. In this segment, hear firsthand experiences and learn signs and symptoms of addition, suicide or self-harm and how to respond. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Identify red flags in the classroom, or in your workplace • Understand the ramifications of addiction and suicide from a parent’s perspective • Leave with a checklist of what to do to identify those at risk Speakers: Shaylyn Gulickson, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Kaiser Permanente Angelica Lopez, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Encinitas Union School District Craig Frame, Director of Risk Management and Human Resources, Chino Unified School District Ellen Alcala, Employee Benefits Manager, CSEBA Moderator: Craig Schweikhard, Executive Director, San Mateo County Schools Insurance Group Areas of Interest: Healthcare, Pool Manager, JPA Board

10:00 am – 11:00 am HOT TOPIC - Navigating Today’s Hard Market Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort

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21st Century Internal Audit: How to Leverage Internal Audit to Achieve Business Goals Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort When you think of an internal audit, do you think primarily of internal controls and testing? Sure, that’s the historical approach to internal audit, and, yes, controls and compliance are important. However, there is much more to a modern-day approach to internal audit that is more comprehensive, more creative, and leverages artificial intelligence and key performance indicators. Learn how a 21st Century internal audit strategy can help your organization achieve its business goals. Utilized in a more holistic manner, internal audit can be your “Swiss Army Knife” resource to reduce risks, strengthen controls and enhance performance efficiency and effectiveness. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Enjoy a more holistic approach to internal audit from both auditee and auditor perspectives • Learn that objective and independent are not mutually exclusive of collaborative and constructive • Understand the top opportunities for reducing risks, strengthening controls, and enhancing performance Speakers: Mark Steranka, Partner, Moss Adams Puneet Behl, CFO, CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority Moderator: Brian Kelley, Director of Underwriting, MBA, ARM, CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, Human Resources

Are You Covered? Coverage Considerations for JPA’s and School Districts Location: South Shore, Harrah’s School districts need to be certain that they have considered all aspects of their property and liability exposures when discussing coverage options with their coverage and/or insurance provider. Beyond the basic coverage provided for damage to physical structures and liabilities related to bodily injury, property damage and personal injury claims, consideration must now be given for risks related to active shooter, cyber, special education and terrorism liability exposures. This seminar will allow you to hear directly from experts in the field who place this coverage for school districts all over California and beyond. In addition, school districts must contend with what level of risk and involvement they choose to participate in. This session is designed to review with attendees the considerations that must be given towards self-insured retention levels, deductibles and options for special endorsements that can be requested from your coverage provider. Lastly, the session will provide guidance related to special considerations to be aware of when dealing with excess insurers. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Have a better understanding of Memorandums of Coverage • Have a better understanding of the difference between excess insurance and reinsurance • Have a better understanding of coverage options in the marketplace

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Speakers: Robert Kretzmer, Director, Property & Liability, Self-Insured Schools of California Lori Hunter, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Facilities, LLC Ryan Telford, Executive Vice President, AmWINS Insurance Brokerage of California James Wagoner, Attorney at Law, McCormick Barstow, LLP Moderator: David deBernardi, CPA, Director of Finance, ACWA JPIA Areas of Interest: Loss Control, Property & Liability

How to Navigate ACA Reporting Compliance in a Risk Pool Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort Complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements bring different challenges to employers and plan sponsors. In risk pool situations, the plan and the employer may find they have differing expectations of their roles and responsibilities. Who will supply data, and who will be able to access it? Who is responsible for the review and accuracy of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filings? Failing to understand the answers to these questions could trigger an IRS Employer Shared Responsibility Payment letter, resulting in frustration and anxiety. In this session, we will explore best practices for managing this complex relationship, including data access, meeting timelines, and information verification. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding what you (and your plan) are accountable for, as well as an up-to-date review of recent legal and legislative ACA news. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn how to comply with the ACA as a pool member • Understand what your plan will be able to do • Discover what you need to know about the current state of the law Speakers: Jessica Frier, Senior Health and Welfare Plan Consultant, American Fidelity Administrative Services John Stultz, Account Development Coordinator, American Fidelity Assurance Company Audrey Dodgen, Marketing Specialist, American Fidelity Administrative Services Moderator: Rose Burcina, Executive Director, Redwood Empire Schools’ Insurance Group Areas of Interest: Legislative, Healthcare

Foundations of Effective Governance Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort The second in a series of four sessions being developed specifically for risk sharing pools governing officials.

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2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Benchmarking Your Pool - How do You Measure Up? Location: Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort A review of benchmarking measures to help understand where you have been, where you are and what you can withstand. Learn why the 90% confidence level may not be enough. See how this information can be used to set funding policy, capital policy with a focus on education and loss control. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand why the 90% confidence level is not an adequate measure on its own • Learn how to put together multiple metrics to monitor • Understand how to use these measures to guide management, board and membership to better decision-making Speakers: James Marta, Partner, James Marta & Company, LLC Ritesh Sharma, Manager, York Risk Services Group, Inc. (Bickmore) Moderator: Heather Thomson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, SDRMA Areas of Interest: Finance & Technology, JPA Board, Pool Manager

Pool Finance for Governing Officials Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort The third in a series of four sessions being developed specifically for risk sharing pools governing officials.

Critical Incidents & Active Shooters: Preparation, Mitigation, and Lessons Learned for Public Entities Location: Tallac, Lake Tahoe Resort Active shooters and other critical incidents pose a direct threat to public entities, their employees and their communities. In this presentation, you’ll learn about best-practice responses for public entity employees to an active shooter or other critical events. Our panel includes a law enforcement officer who is familiar with active-shooter incident expectations and trained on enacting preventative safety plans, an attorney with hands-on experience with her city’s response to active shooter and critical events, and a senior litigation claims handler and defense attorney who will speak to potential claims against a public entity if an active shooter situation were to be directed at the entity. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn the safety preparations for critical incident/active shooter • Hear about a measured and reasoned public entity response following a critical incidents/active shooter event • Learn expeditious and efficient file handling methods for claims filed relating to critical incident/active shooter events

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Speakers: Marc Zafferano, Attorney, City of San Bruno Jen Hamelin, Director, Workers’ Compensation, CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority Tom Kline, Senior Manager, Risk Control Pooling, York Risk Services Group, Inc. Ryan Johansen, Police Lieutenant, City of San Bruno Moderator: Maria Galvan, Risk Manager, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: JPA Board, Pool Manager, Human Resources, Loss Control, Property & Liability

Lessons Learned from the Thomas and Woolsey Fires Location: South Shore Room, Harrah’s This session will provide you with lessons learned from the three wildfires that affected Ventura County within a twelve-month period. You will learn the importance of understanding the financial impacts of prefunding for restoration services; making decisions to keep critical operations open for your local community; the importance of communication with your reinsurance carrier; utilizing FEMA to supplement coverage gaps. This session will also help you understand the resources available to you through your local school districts, government agencies, County Office of Education and JPA. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn how to be financially prepared to absorb a catastrophic loss • Preserve operational continuity • Understand your Property Reinsurance Agreement • Learn how to best work with FEMA and Cal OES Speakers: Elizabeth Atilano–Melvin, Executive Director, Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority Russ Olsen, Director of Risk Management, Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority Kristen Pifko, Controller, Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority Dr. Victor Hayek, Deputy Superintendent, Conejo Valley Unified School District Moderator: Kimberly Chin, Attorney, Allen Glaessner Hazelwood Werth Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, JPA Board, Pool Manager, Human Resources, Loss Control, Property & Liability

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Case Law Update Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort What have the courts done now? Find out what the courts have done recently that affects JPAs operations and coverages. The panel will give a quick review of selected significant cases affecting JPA in the areas of JPA Administration and coverage issues, workers’ compensation, civil rights, government tort claims act, inverse condemnation, immunities, labor and employment law, and cases involving colleges and universities. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Gain knowledge of recent legal cases involving JPA’s • Gain awareness of cases pending that may affect JPA’s • Learn about CAJPA’s involvement in cases Speakers: Michael Pott, Chief Claims Officer, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Rob Greenfield, General Counsel, ACWA JPIA Moderator: Randy McClendon, Attorney & Shareholder, Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler Areas of Interest: Property & Liability, Pool Manager, JPA Board

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Pool Operations and Member Services for Governing Officials Location: Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort The fourth in a series of four sessions being developed specifically for risk sharing pools governing officials.

Critical Changes in the Law – Impact on Defending Police Civil Rights Cases Location: Meteor/Mamie, Lake Tahoe Resort A comprehensive review of SB 1421 and AB 748, which both become effective in 2019, remove confidentiality and permit limited public access to certain peace officer personnel records and video recordings through the California Public Records Act. This presentation will address how cities and counties and their police departments/sheriff’s offices can proactively address concerns raised by SB 1421 and AB 748 on how to best present and produce these records to the public and media. This session will also review AB 931 which attempts to revise the standard for use of deadly force by peace officers. Although AB 931 has not been passed- it has only been “shelved”- police use of force legislation is expected to again be considered in January 2019. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Learn how to respond to public records act requests for peace officer personnel records pursuant to SB 1421 and AB 748 • Understand what will happen to Pitchess motions now that SB 1421 and AB 748 have passed • Learn how to take charge and control the message when releasing certain records to the public and media • Understand what might happen if AB 931 police use of force legislation passes

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Speakers: Richard Osman, Managing Partner, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel Michael Wenzel, Partner, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel Joanne Tran, Senior Associate, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel Moderator: Chris Shaffer, Vice President, Claims Administration Division, York Risk Services Group, Inc. Areas of Interest: Finance, Technology, Legislative, Loss Control, Property & Liability

Liability Rockets in Flight...Our Loss Exposure is Out of Sight! Location: South Shore Room, Harrah’s This session will identify and examine the skyrocketing value of liability verdicts in California, the corresponding increase in settlements and ultimately the cost of risk. The speakers will discuss the reasons for this trend including: the plaintiff bar’s use of the Reptile Theory, the impact of our digital environment and the 24-hour news cycle, the challenge of dealing with Millennials in the jury pool and numerous other factors. The speakers will also review the impact of these large claim outcomes on the insurance and reinsurance market. Finally, the speakers will also provide some ideas on how to combat these bad outcomes themselves, as well as to minimize the negative impact on the overall cost of risk. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Gain a better understanding of the factors that are causing liability claims values to increase dramatically in California • Understand the impact of these adverse claim outcomes on the insurance market in general and on their renewal premiums specifically • Hear some idea on how to combat these bad outcomes • Be provided some ideas on how to mitigate the impact on their pool’s insurance/reinsurance programs and member pricing Speakers: Kevin Bibler, Sr. Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. Zachary Gifford, Director, Systemwide Risk Management, California State University - Office of the Chancellor Michael Pott, Chief Claims Officer, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Moderator: Heather Fregeau, Director of Liability, AIC-M, ARM-P, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Pool Manager, Property & Liability

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Building a Culture of Engagement for Employee and Organization Success Location: Flying Cloud, Lake Tahoe Resort Recent surveys confirm the engagement rates among public employees is not good – less than 50%. That means every other person in your organization or agency is not engaged. This condition costs public entities millions of dollars each year, yet there is no concerted effort to correct it. When employers do not uphold a culture that promotes employee well-being, respect and professional development…engagement, and thus productivity, slips. This session will help you understand why staff engagement is critical to your agency’s mission, how you can measure that engagement and then what to do to increase it. This interactive session will give you tools to take back and utilize immediately in your workplace. During this engaging and informative session, you will: • Understand why organizations need to focus on employee engagement, not just employee satisfaction • Learn the key drivers of employee engagement • Utilize a simple tool to measure employee engagement • Learn what can be done to increase employee engagement Speakers: Patricia Slaven, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Association of California Water Agencies JPIA Moderator: Karen Antunes, HR/Operations Supervisor, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority Areas of Interest: Human Resources

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