Risk Information Sharing Consortium (RISC)

NLC-RISC is the National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium, a membership association of state municipal league sponsored intergovernmental risk-sharing pools in thirty-three states and two Canadian provinces. 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. 

Registration is NOW OPEN for Pooling Today: a unique virtual event to explore new pooling needs resulting from the pandemic, emerging issues in law enforcement, and other topics currently important to pools. 

Pooling Today is being jointly produced in partnership with AGRiP and CAJPA and will include:

  • An opening and closing keynote presentation
  • Presentations on topics like COVID-19 claims, changes to member services, new investment expectations, pool business continuity planning, policing practices, and cybersecurity.

We are pleased to announce that an informational piece about state-league-affiliated risk pools is now available to view and to send to your prospective-member cities! We want to thank everyone who participated in last year’s pool-promotion session at the NLC-RISC Staff Conference as well as those who sent ideas and gave feedback on early drafts. You will see your suggestions and comments reflected in the piece designed for your use and for outreach to cities through NLC.

Next year, when people are gathering at more in-person events again, we will take your requests for printed copies and do a print run. For now, please feel free to use it in electronic form in your membership outreach.

Annual Conferences

NLC-RISC holds two conferences per year—one for staff of state municipal league-sponsored risk pools, and one for their trustees.  The conferences provide 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 or fellow trustees from across the country—all in a non-competitive, collaborative environment!

Upcoming Conferences:

Past Conferences:

Specialty Group Online Communities

NLC-RISC provides listservs and online communities for a variety of specialty groups to communicate, maintain online discussions, share information, and learn from each other.  Groups include:

  • Loss Control, Claims, & Underwriting
  • Health Pools 
  • Pool Administrators
  • Marketing
RISC eNews

The RISC eNews is a publication distributed monthly, which provides relevant news information from various sources to member pool staff.  It also serves as a timely source of RISC information for pool staff, including updates regarding 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

Resources, Tools, & Partnerships

NLC-RISC researches topics of interest to pools, and has been involved in projects such as a Drones Issue Analysis whitepaper and an amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court case Washington Counties Risk Pool v. Clark County Washington.

RISC Member Tools: 

Job Postings & RFPs

Membership Coordinator - Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency (AWC RMSA)

Claims Audit RFP - Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust (AWC Trust)