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File #: 19-365    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of the Property, Boiler and Machinery Insurance Renewal Through Alliant Property Insurance Programs in the Amount of $336,652.81 for Program Year 2019/2020 REPORT IN BRIEF Consider approving the renewal of the City's policy through Alliant Property Insurance Programs (APIP) at 35.44% premium increase, amounting to $336,652.81 for program year 2019/2020. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion ratifying the renewal of the property and boiler and machinery insurance through the Alliant Property Insurance Programs (APIP), administered by Alliant Insurance Services for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.
Sponsors: Support Services Department, Rosa Winzer
Attachments: 1. 2019-2020 City of Merced Proposal Package

Report Prepared by: Rosa M. Kindred-Winzer, Insurance Coordinator

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SUBJECT: Approval of the Property, Boiler and Machinery Insurance Renewal Through Alliant Property Insurance Programs in the Amount of $336,652.81 for Program Year 2019/2020

REPORT IN BRIEF
Consider approving the renewal of the City's policy through Alliant Property Insurance Programs (APIP) at 35.44% premium increase, amounting to $336,652.81 for program year 2019/2020.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion ratifying the renewal of the property and boiler and machinery insurance through the Alliant Property Insurance Programs (APIP), administered by Alliant Insurance Services for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Refer to staff for further study; or,
3. Take no action.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Article XI, Fiscal Administration.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the FY2019-20 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
The City of Merced joined the Public Entity Property Insurance Program (PEPIP), a group purchasing program, as authorized by the City Council in 1993. The PEPIP program changed its name to Alliant Property Insurance Programs (APIP) after having merged with two other large Alliant Insurance purchasing pools. APIP now insures approximately 8,000 members with a total insurance value of $400 billion. The advantage of being a member of a purchasing group is that we are able to capitalize on lower premium rates based on the volume and value (per hundred dollars) of insured property.

The property market has been in a soft cycle for the past few years. Late in 2017, the market started to firm due to an increase in catastrophe losses primarily originating from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM). Most every insured experienced rate increase in 2018, and now moving into 201...

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