News & Updates
The Woolsey fire, dubbed the “unstoppable monster” was the most destructive fire in Los Angeles and Ventura county history burning 96,949 acres, destroying 1,643 structures, killing three people, and causing the evacuation of more than 295,000. ASCIP member, Las Virgenes USD, was surrounded by flames with every facility in the fire’s destructive path. During the fire, displaced community members were frustrated with the lack of detailed information about their homes and neighborhoods. Local emergency services were deluged with calls and didn’t know how to contact affected individuals. LVUSD, which has emergency contact information for a large part of the community, bridged the communication gap providing a social media knowledge sharing campaign to ease frustrations.
Members at the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting found they have a whole lot more than great coverage from ASCIP. Members met new service partners and ASCIP staff, discovered ASCIP’s rate stability despite a rapidly hardening insurance market, plus members discovered that ASCIP is a family sharing risks, knowledge and resources. And just like any family, we had a great time playing family friendly board games as well.
Kristine Kwong, from ASCIP’s HR Hotline, was our emcee for the day. Kristine kept our event flowing. “Chess Queen” and Board President, Corinne Kelsch, welcomed attendees and encouraged members to get involved in ASCIP’s committees and governance.
CEO, Fritz Heirich as Mr. Monopoly, provided an overview of ASCIP’s financial strength and recent accomplishments, including
ASCIP is proud to announce that with recent enrollments of Ontario Montclair SD, Manhattan Beach USD, Santa Monica Malibu USD, Anaheim Elementary SD and Sierra CCD, its Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) program has enrolled its 90th construction project and is on target to reach 100 by fall with due to the recent influx of school bonds passed.
The OCIP is a method to minimize a construction project’s total cost of risk. Construction activity on a campus is one of the most significant risks any school or community college faces. Because of the OCIP’s ability to improve construction outcomes at the lowest cost possible, many ASCIP members have recently begun to use the OCIP for the first time since the program’s inception in 2000. A recent cost analysis showed OCIP saved a member just under 2% of hard construction costs, a savings of over $375,000.
AJ Gallagher assists with the management and administration of the ASCIP OCIP program. For more information, go to OCIP Insurance on our website or contact ASCIP.