Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Risk Management & Insurance Services began in 1986 with the formation of the ABAG Pooled Liability Assurance Network (PLAN) Corporation. PLAN was formed as non-profit public benefit corporation to assist member communities that had challenges affording liability insurance. PLAN has transitioned to a joint powers insurance authority (JPA) and is no longer directly affiliated with ABAG.
PLAN JPA is currently administered by Sedgwick staff under the direction of a Board of Directors, comprised of its member cities, which includes the Town of Atherton.
PLAN JPA advances risk management principles and practices among its member cities and towns by helping members effectively manage risk through loss exposure identification and loss control.
PLAN JPA Risk Management Department works closely with the Town to review claims and examine past experience, current exposures, and emerging trends to tailor an effective program aimed at preventing claims.
PLAN JPA assists the Town with loss prevention needs; provide personalized consultation, education and training, risk assessments, property appraisals, contract reviews, and other services as needed.
PLAN JPA helps the Town manage resources by providing matching grants to purchase safety equipment or implement safety programs.