News & Updates
Our Annual Membership Meeting Format Has Changed For This Year
Dear Valued ASCIP Member:
ASCIP’s mission and purpose is to assist our members safeguard against injuries, illnesses, accidents, and other hazards. Over the last week, ASCIP members have been assessing the rapidly-evolving developments surrounding the arrival of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California, seeking information and guidance from public health agencies and officials, and developing thoughtful and measured contingency plans to protect their students, staff, and communities.
After a careful review of the limited guidance from public health authorities on the COVID-19 situation in California, along with an objective evaluation of the meeting purpose, location and attendance, we have decided to change the format of the ASCIP Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for this Friday, March 6th at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry.
AB 218 was signed by Governor Newsome and becomes effective January 1, 2020. In preparation, CAJPA has compiled some helpful tips on best practices and resources which are summarized below.
What you should know:
- Broadens definition of Abuse and Molestation to include “assault”
- Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault and Molestation (SAM) moves from age 26 to age 40, with a five year statute for “recovered or repressed” memory from time of discovery
- There is a three-year retroactive window opened by AB 218’s enactment that permits old claims to be revived.
- Treble Damages can be imposed if effort to conceal can be proven. These damages may not be covered and may be the responsibility of the public entity to pay.
- Claims may pre-date the existence of current risk pool.
Steps to take to prepare now:
Provided by John Whalley, Principal, Client Executive – Marsh & McLennan Agency
Whether you follow politics or not, with the 2020 election cycle upon us, there is much debate about how to address health insurance nationally. Generally speaking, the proposals aim to replace most current public and private health insurance with a new federal program that would guarantee coverage for all or nearly all US residents. Coverage may include medical, dental, vision and/or long term care and may eliminate deductibles, copayments and/or restrictive networks. Proposals are supported by most Democrats and about half of Independents, with most Republicans opposing.
How much might it cost and who would pay for it?