NLC-RISC is the National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium, a membership association of municipal league intergovernmental risk-sharing pools in thirty-four states and British Columbia Canada. The mission of NLC-RISC is to facilitate information sharing between pools, provide staff and trustee training on pooling operations and risk management issues, and develop programs and information that support effective and efficient pool operations and member service delivery.
NLC-RISC member pools offer property, liability, workers' compensation, unemployment, and/or employee benefit programs to their combined 16,000+ member cities, towns, counties and other local government entities.
A new Drones Issue Analysis white paper - Drones by Local Government Entities & Schools: Thoughts for Public Entity Pools (July 2015) - is now available. The public sector is actively engaged in conversation about the use and regulation of, and associated risks related to, drones. As such, this paper was developed at the request of the NLC-RISC Drone Issue Group and in conjunction with the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP). The paper looks at the implications of drone use by local governments, schools, and other public entities. The document will be updated as new information becomes available.
An additional resource for members is a presentation on Drone Use & Local Government: Underwriting & Risk Management Implications, presented by NLC-RISC and AGRiP at the AGRiP Fall Educational Forum. This presentation expands on the Drones Issue Analysis white paper.
The PR Toolkit for Public Entity Pools offers customizable messaging for public entity pools to explain risk pooling and its advantages to those outside of the risk pooling sector, as well as members and prospective members of pools. The messaging is intended to educate and create a positive awareness of pooling’s value as a natural extension of local government, acting in good stewardship of public finances.
Cyber security and data breaches are an important issue for public entity pools and their local government members. NLC-RISC monitors this issue closely and works to provide information and resources on this topic. Below are some resources that may be of interest to RISC member pools.
In addition, NLC-RISC has joined with NetDiligence to offer member pools a low-cost way to have a customized cyber portal that provides current information, useful self-assessment tools, and additional resources about cyber breach for their staff and members. For more information, contact Claire Reiss at email@example.com.
The Disaster Recovery Program, a subscription program for NLC-RISC member pools, provides municipal members insured through the pool with expedited access at pre-negotiated rates to business continuity resources in the event of a local emergency or disaster. The program is offered in partnership with Agility Recovery Solutions.
Contact Erin Rian for additional resources available to RISC member health pools.
TULIP provides inexpensive insurance for individuals and groups renting city property for special events. TULIP covers liability for bodily injury to third parties, as well as the user's liability for damage to the city's property. Liquor liability coverage is available if needed. TULIP provides cities, tenant users and risk pools with a coverage solution for what otherwise might be claims against the city. For more information about TULIP contact Claire Reiss.
The Service Line Warranty Program is an NLC value-added program that protects residents against the high cost of repairing or replacing broken or leaking water or sewer lines on their property. The program benefits cities and risk pools by reducing complaints and providing a source of funding for repairs.
NLC Mutual Insurance Company (NLC Mutual) is a member-owned captive reinsurance company founded in 1986. NLC Mutual reinsures general and automobile liability, workers' compensation and property programs for its 28 member pools.
Below is a listing of featured job opportunities in governmental entity risk pools and/or risk management. To post a position contact Heather Burgess. Additional employment opportunities in local government can be found at NLC's Career Center.
Loss Prevention Coordinator - Association of Washington Cities (posted 2/17/2016; position closes on 3/25/2016)
Risk Management Consultant - Connecticut Interlocal Management Agency (posted 1/20/2016)
2016 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference
May 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas
The NLC-RISC Trustee Conference provides trustees and pool administrators of state municipal league pools the opportunity to learn about industry trends, programs, services and pooling best practices, as well as opportunities to network with peers from across the country. Hotel reservations and conference registration, along with a preliminary conference program will be available soon.
2016 NLC-RISC Staff Conference
October 17-19, 2016
Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida
The NLC-RISC Staff Conference Provides staff of state municipal league-sponsored risk pools with the opportunity to learn about trends, programs, services and best practices in a variety of coverage lines and functional areas, and offers a great opportunity to network with pool staff from across the country ~ all in a non-competitive, collaborative environment!
Essentials in Risk Pool Management is a one-course certificate program, developed through a collaboration of NLC-RISC, the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP), California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) and Insurance Educational Association (IEA). The curriculum provides a risk pool participant with theoretical and practical knowledge, which provides a solid foundation to successfully work within or manage the risk pool. Completion of Essentials in Risk Pool Management satisfies one of the five required courses for the Associate in Risk Pool Management Designation. The cost to NLC-RISC members is $399.
A largely self-directed program, the Associate in Risk Management designation curriculum provides risk pool managers and prospective risk pool managers with theoretical and practical knowledge needed to successfully manage the risk pool.
The NLC-RISC Member Pool Directory can be found here. A Member Pool Senior Staff Directory is updated and distributed to pool administrators annually. To request a copy, please contact Heather Burgess.
The RISC eNews is a publication distributed at least bi-weekly which is intended to provide relevant news information from various sources to member pool staff. It also serves as the timely source of RISC information for pool staff, including information about member pool resources or programs; activities, projects and initiatives at NLC-RISC, NLC Mutual and NLC affecting or involving state league pools; upcoming events; changes in pool personnel; and employment opportunities in pooling. Access current and past editions of the RISC eNews.
To provide content or to subscribe to the RISC eNews, please contact Heather Burgess.
The RISC Report is an electronic newsletter that is distributed quarterly to league pool administrators and subscribed staff members.
In June 2015, NLC-RISC launched a beta test of the new RISC eNetworks for pool administrators. The RISC eNetwork is an online discussion and networking tool that is part of NLC Connected Communities. The eNetwork is intended to help pool staff engage, network and share content with colleagues from across the country.
The Pool Administrators were the first to beta test this new tool, and additional groups will be phased in through 2015 and early 2016. A link to an introduction and overview of the new RISC eNetworks can be found here (open in PowerPoint and click Play in the upper right corner.)