KSBA insurance team completes “insight tour” of partnership with Ky. League of Cities

KSBA Risk Management Director Myron Thompson has just completed a yearlong outreach tour of all 174 Kentucky school systems to gather feedback on the association’s insurance partnership with the Kentucky League of Cities and to share information about the service with nonparticipating districts.

“We made a commitment when this partnership started in 2009 to continue to have feet on the ground around the state,” Thompson said. “The day-to-day service, claims handling and staff training are being handled by KLC personnel, but we have an incredibly vested interest in ensuring that our members are being well served and know their association remains actively involved in KSBIT (Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust).

“Over the last several months, the confidence level in the KSBA/KLC partnership has risen markedly, as school leaders saw the benefits of the increased loss-control services afforded by the partnership and experienced that there was no drop-off in the quality of KSBIT assistance,” he said.

That KSBA/KLC partnership has helped strengthen the KSBIT financial situation, according to KSBA Executive Director Bill Scott.

“The KSBIT Board of Trustees met a week ago – board members and superintendents, mayors – and my sense of that meeting is that everyone is confident that we are realizing the cost savings and service enhancements that were envisioned when we decided to come together in 2009,” Scott said.

“I think it was very important that we put Myron on the road for more than a year to demonstrate that KSBA is more than a limited player in this partnership, that we remain committed to keeping the voice of superintendents and school board members in the decision making and the loss-prevention selection that the KSBA/KLC partnership makes available,” Scott said.

“In fact, the loss control unit has made a commitment of a personal contact to every participating district every quarter. I don’t think there’s another insurance program in the state that has the capacity and dedication to deliver that level of service with such an experienced team of loss-control experts,” he said.

Video online

A new KSBIT video just uploaded via YouTube lets Kentucky school leaders do the talking about KSBIT and the impact of its services in their districts. Superintendents and/or board members from five school systems shared their thoughts about the value of KSBIT’s services in the video that runs roughly six-and-a-half minutes.

We invite you to view their comments here KSBIT. Video is best viewed in full screen; click on icon at bottom right with four directional arrows to show at full screen.

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