The Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority – ACWA JPIA for short – is a partnership of water agencies dedicated to avoiding the high cost of commercial insurance.
Formed in 1979, JPIA is not an insurance agency or carrier. It is a risk-sharing pool for property, liability, workers’ compensation and employee benefits, which allows for more rate stability, broader coverage and expanded benefits and services than private insurance.
Our offerings are unique to the water industry; member agencies themselves – their directors and managers – have selected and refined the various programs. Only agencies that demonstrate a commitment to effective risk management programs are accepted in to JPIA.
The JPIA is a secure, stable and cost-effective alternative for protecting the assets, liabilities and employees of public water agencies.
The JPIA’s nearly 400 member agencies enjoy:
Risk management services such as site assessments, injury and illness prevention programs, noise surveys, ergonomic evaluations and Cal/OSHA regulatory compliance
Training on a variety of loss prevention topics, an extensive safety video lending library, a risk control manual, monthly safety bulletins and access to other tools at no additional cost
Guidance on personnel policies and procedures
Handling of covered claims
An annual refund of any excess funds and investment income