Over 35 Years of Designing Solutions that Make a Difference

ASCIP’s mission is to provide the highest quality of service and the most extensive coverage available to its members at a competitive price.

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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.

Forms & Tools

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...

Russ O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer has retired effective December 31, 2018.

Congratulations Russ!

We will miss you!  You have helped to shape the culture of ASCIP.  We wish you and your wife many years of enjoyment in your well-deserved retirement.

If you usually contacted Russ and don’t know who to reach out to now —–

Please use the following contact information for ASCIP:


Property & Liability Claims

Stephan Birgel, Chief Claims Officer P&L

(562) 677-2023



Workers’ Compensation Program

Nidra Kumaradas, Sr. Director Workers’ Compensation

(562) 677-2016



Risk Management & Insurance Services

Reshan Cooray, Sr. Director of Risk Services

(562) 677-2007



Health Benefits Programs

Dan Sanger, Executive Director of Health Benefits

(562) 677-2032



Finance & Accounting

Lynn Truong, Chief Financial Officer

(562) 677-2009




Nancy Anderson, Sr. Director of Member Services

(562) 677-2012



All Other Matters

Fritz Heirich, Chief Executive Officer

(562) 677-2011


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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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