What’s the Secret in the “Secret” Sauce?

14 Sep 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Blaisdel/Stanford, Lake Tahoe Resort

What’s the Secret in the “Secret” Sauce?

Risk sharing pools are frequently mistaken for traditional insurance. What are the similarities and differences; and how do pools educate staff, members, services providers and the public about who we are? And what is the difference between a risk sharing pool with in house staff versus contracted service providers for group administration, claims handling, risk control and other services. How these questions are answered is all a part of the recipes for creating, maintaining and growing your JPA.

At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between traditional insurance and self-insurance
  • Identify the benefits of participating in a Risk Pool
  • Understand some of the differences between self-administration versus using a third-party administrator


  • Rick Jenkins, Director of Member Services, SIA
  • Rob Kramer, President, Program Administration, Bickmore

Moderator: Rick Brush – Chief Member Services Officer, CSAC-EIA

Interest areas: JPA Board Member – General Interest