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ASCIP - the preferred choice for California schools insurance needs - broad coverage, strong net position, history of stable rates and numerous no-cost loss control resources.

Risk Services

Our job is to help our members identify risk factors and minimize losses before they happen through risk management and loss control strategies.

LMS Training

ASCIP provides many training options including seminars, webinars and DVD's. But we are proud of our extensive on-line Learning Management System to meet members needs.

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We offer a variety of forms and tools to assist you and your team. Our many helpful resources are always available for your use.

What’s New at ASCIP...

More Services For ASCIP Members

ASCIP is pleased to offer two new services at no additional cost to our members:  1) Permission Click;  and  2) NASDTEC Clearinghouse.


Managing permission forms is a hassle. Plus, if the forms are not collected or cannot be retrieved when needed, members are exposed to liability. ASCIP now provides a solution!  Permission Click.  This resource is available to members at no cost to digitize paper forms, including parent permission slips while reducing administrative burdens.

Permission Click is a cloud-based system pre-loaded with the most up-to-date templates to collect signatures, track, and store forms.  It integrates easily with existing parent communication applications, includes over 100 languages, and offers a print option for unconnected parents.  Responses are easily tracked in on-screen and exportable reports, and records are securely stored for future access.  Susan Rutledge, Assistant Superintendent for Clovis USD says that Permission Click was easy to roll-out and “their customer service support has been amazing”!  The resource is much more convenient since fewer papers are involved.   Parents are assured of receiving the form rather than it getting lost in students’ backpacks.  Teachers have the emergency information on their phones during field trips rather than carrying stacks of paper forms with them.

Risk Management Specialist, Kina Mattoon at Walnut Valley USD shares that the process of approving field trips is much faster and easier using Permission Click.  Plus, determining which forms have not been returned is simple—if a parent has not responded, the form can be electronically sent to them and immediately returned so that students don’t miss out.


ASCIP is also pleased to give members access to the National Association of State Directors of Teachers Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Clearinghouse to assure that all staff, certified and non-certified, are safe to hire.  The Clearinghouse is a national database to identify educators with adverse actions against their teaching certificates—those whose certificates, licenses, or other similar credentials have been denied, revoked, suspended, surrendered, or otherwise adversely acted upon, such as sexual misconduct and substance use.  Since this information is typically not revealed in standard criminal background checks, unless an actual conviction occurs, members now have the ability to screen prospective employees across state-lines more comprehensively.

ASCIP offers both services at no cost to members.  Contact ASCIP risk services staff for more information regarding these programs.


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When Students Are Victimized by Sexual Abuse
December 14, 2018

Far too many students nationwide continue to be victims of sexual abuse and molestation.   The news is regularly highlighting the worst of these cases but the actual number of victims is much higher.   Although the great majority of educators and staff are dedicated to the safety of their students, when these tragedies do occur, the costs are deep and large—not only forever damaging these impressionable children and their families, schools are regularly being sued for the criminal acts of their employees who prey on these often most vulnerable children.   The verdicts, settlements, and costs of these suits are the fastest growing segment of liability claims against schools

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Protecting Vacant Facilities
December 7, 2018

Schools and colleges have vacant buildings at times due to declining enrollment, program cessation or other reasons.  Vacant property poses risks and hazards including fire, water damage/mold, weather-related damage, damages due to lack of maintenance or supervision, and environmental exposures, along with a range of crime – vandalism, arson, theft of contents, sprinkler units and copper or other metals, etc.  Criminals target vacant buildings, especially those that are not secured and without power.

A study in Austin, Texas found that vacant buildings generate 1.8 times as many theft calls and twice the number of violent crimes.  The National Fire Protection Association reported in 2003-2006 that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 31,000 structure fires in vacant buildings per year.  These fires resulted in $642 million in property damage per year.

 Tips to protect vacant property

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