Message From the President

Message From the President

By  Michael G. Fann | 3/19/2024 1:30 pm

Dividend declaration


Message From the President - Rate Changes

By  Michael Fann | 4/19/2023 10:30 am

At the end of February, our Board of Directors met to consider rates, coverages and dividends for the upcoming fiscal year. As part of this important evaluation, Public Entity Partners engages independent actuaries to conduct a detailed rate review and capital adequacy study. We conduct a rate study every other year and a capital adequacy study every three to five years. These reviews ensure that our rates are adequate to cover claims and that our pool can withstand a catastrophic loss, allowing us to be there for our members for years to come.


Message from the President and CEO

By  Michael Fann | 2/9/2023 7:45 am

As you know, our Board of Directors represents our member partners and provides insight into the governance of Public Entity Partners’ operations and steers the direction of our organization. A few years ago, following an extensive planning process with our leadership team, the Board approved a 2021-2023 Strategic Plan that included revised vision and mission statements, core values and organizational values. These components are important as they guide and define the programs we seek to provide to our members in the years to come.


Message From the President/CEO

By  Michael Fann | 12/9/2022 7:00 am

As we enter the holiday season and prepare for 2023, I wanted to provide an update on Public Entity Partners’ efforts over the past year.


Public Entity Partners Board of Directors Approves Changes to Bylaws

By  Michael Fann | 2/24/2022 11:00 am

Our Board of Directors recently made several changes to the Public Entity Partners Bylaws focused on separation of governance, transparency, and stewardship. To learn more about these changes, visit our website. Michael Fann, President/CEO, shared, “Our team is committed to serving Tennessee local governments and the taxpayers they serve. We believe these bylaw changes will increase our transparency and responsiveness to members. Stewardship is one of our core values. Our members depend on us to provide the coverages they need and the risk management tools to assist them, and to be there to pay claims, and we take the trust they place in us very seriously."


Message From the President - March 2020

By  Michael Fann | 3/5/2021 8:00 am

Last week, the Public Entity Partners Board of Directors met to deliberate on rate changes for FY 2022, as well as consideration of a dividend declaration. We are happy to share with you that our Board of Directors declared a $7,500,000 dividend to be returned to eligible members on renewal invoices.


Message From the President - February 2021

By  Michael Fann | 2/4/2021 8:00 am

I had the privilege of co-presenting a session at the January training meeting of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), along with Chief Steve Isbell of the Dyersburg Police Department. The session was titled “Decision-Making: A Risk Management Case Study.” Law enforcement education, awareness of reasonable actions, sound decision-making, de-escalation and officer wellness are initiatives that Public Entity Partners strongly supports.


Message From the President - January 2021

By  Michael Fann | 1/8/2021 8:00 am

In July of 2020, Public Entity Partners’ leadership team, in conjunction with our Board of Directors, began a strategic planning process. In December, the Board of Directors approved and adopted revised vision and mission statements and organizational values. These components of the strategic plan represent the cultural core of our organization, and will guide and define the programs and services Public Entity Partners seeks to provide to members in the coming years.


Message From the President - December 2020

By  Michael Fann | 12/4/2020 8:00 am

Now that we’ve entered the final month of 2020, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the growing number of active COVID-19 cases throughout our state, and acknowledge the strain this places on our members as you work to provide essential services to your community. Public Entity Partners has labored with you throughout this year, and we’re still hard at work, responding to your loss control and underwriting questions, while continuing to handle the liability, property and workers’ compensation claims that are submitted each day. During this pandemic, we encourage you to always make the health and safety of your employees and team members your highest priority, and take the necessary steps to ensure they are protected as much as reasonably possible.


Message From the President - November 2020

By  Michael Fann | 11/6/2020 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners is working hard to make a difference in your community through the risk management services we provide. We are primarily a public service organization that also happens to provide a financial mechanism for paying claims.