Claims

PEP Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

By  Heather Hughes | 11/10/2022 12:50 pm

In October 1979, the City of Hendersonville and the City of Athens entered into an interlocal agreement to cooperatively manage their claims exposures and costs, which created the entity that today is known as Public Entity Partners (PEP). Our organization was one of the first statewide municipal liability pools established in the nation. Forty-three years later, Public Entity Partners works with more than 500 members representing more than 90% of non-self-insured Tennessee municipalities.

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PEP Property Valuation Program

By  Heather Hughes | 11/10/2022 12:45 pm

Public Entity Partners (PEP) believes in educating members to help them make informed decisions about their coverages. This is especially important for insuring member properties.

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Partnering for Success Webinars Continue

11/10/2022 12:40 pm

Public Entity Partners’ annual Partnering for Success Webinar Series is designed to increase knowledge of current risk management exposures and provide helpful information on topics that are important for public entities. These webinars are free for PE Partners members.

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Winter Weather Hazards

By  Heather Hughes | 11/10/2022 12:35 pm

If your job responsibilities include snow and ice removal during the winter months, you could face a variety of safety and health hazards.

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Sewer Backup and Overflow Prevention Program

By  Halie Gallik | 6/9/2022 8:00 am

Entities that operate sewer systems unfortunately experience occasional backup or overflow events. When one of these events occurs, do your employees and elected officials know how to respond? Do you know who is responsible for property damage? And do you understand what liability coverage is in place to protect your entity from lawsuits or claims?

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Webinar: Avoiding Government Employment Claims

By  Heather Hughes | 5/5/2022 8:00 am

Employment practices liability is a high-exposure area for local governments, but many employment claims can be diminished or avoided.

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Congratulations to Claims Staffers

By  Halie Gallik | 10/1/2021 9:00 am

After 25 years of working with local government employees as part of Public Entity (PE) Partners’ claims department, Michele Williams retired on September 30th. As the workers’ compensation claims supervisor, Michele was responsible for the workload of each of the nine workers’ compensation adjusters, in addition to working directly with claimants and members. PE Partners members who have had the opportunity to work with Michele know that she brings a sense of calm and consistency to everything she does.

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BWC Announces Free Employer Training

By  Heather Hughes | 8/2/2021 2:00 pm

Although sound risk management practices can reduce the number and severity of work-related injuries, it is not possible to eliminate every accident or injury. When injuries and accidents do occur, a foundational goal of the workers’ compensation system is to provide prompt medical care to injured employees, and provide a pathway to recovery and returning to the workforce.

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Employment Practices Liability

By  Halie Gallik | 2/4/2021 8:00 am

Properly handling employment issues and related claims are key factors in reducing your entity’s employment practices liability exposure. As simple as it may sound, there are right and wrong ways to discipline or terminate an employee. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of employment claims, court awards and settlements all seem to indicate that the wrong way may be gaining ground. The workplace and the laws that govern it have changed in multiple ways, which has increased the number of exposures governmental employers face regarding employment practices.

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How-To Videos for Online Claims Filing

By  Halie Gallik | 1/6/2021 3:00 pm

In September, Public Entity Partners began using a new claims management system, Origami Risk. The online claims forms that are used to submit claims also changed as part of this claims administration system. Anyone within your organization who has access to our online portal can file claims for your entity online. The online claims forms include the ability to save an incident in draft status. Some members are leaving incidents in draft status without submitting the claim. When an incident is left in draft status our adjusters do not receive the claim for processing.

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