McGriffRisk Preparedness and Claims Recovery Services

McGriff is a full-service advisory firm providing a range of insurance and risk management services. Our education and public entity clients include local governments, municipalities, school systems, colleges, universities, housing authorities, utility districts, transit authorities and other tax-supported entities. 

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As a provider of Insurance and Risk Management Services through OMNIA Partners, McGriff offers a platform for nonprofits that create “volume purchasing power” for organizations with insurance underwriters.

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McGriff Value Added Services

  • Retention Analyses - Total Cost of Risk (TCOR) is also used for retention analysis. By comparing the TCOR amounts at various retentions we can start the process of identifying viable retention options.
  • Benchmarking - Due to our expertise in the public entity space, we have the ability to benchmark rates, deductibles and limit structures. In addition, we will utilize Advisen to pull additional benchmarking data such as industry large loss history and excess liability limits based on operations.
  • Forecasting/Loss Projection - We will assist in projecting expected loss costs by analyzing prior loss experience within various retention structures. This will better accrue for probable loss costs and will be used heavily during collateral negotiations.
  • Collateral – We will utilize our actuarial analysis to combat carrier collateral requirements and negotiate the requirements down on behalf of the client.  Your analytics team will engage with legacy carriers to ensure legacy collateral wind down is expedient.
  • Loss Stratification & Retention Analysis - We will perform loss stratification and retention analysis to quantify the amount of claim dollars retained verse financed. This analysis will help the client better understand the Total Cost of Risk and will be pivotal in determining the optimal deductible structure to receive the best ROI on its insurance spend.
  • Insurance Policy Design & Placement - We can prepare RFP specifications for insurance underwriters, review quotations and place coverage as directed by the member.
  • Experience Modifier Rating Verification and Promulgation - We scrub the NCCI Experience Modifier Rating for accuracy. Approximately 30% of the ratings that we review have one or more errors. If we identify errors that have a negative impact, we will have the carriers correct the errors prior to renewal. We can also create reports that illustrate what drove any significant changes in the modifier rating between effective dates.

Analytics & Benchmarking

Casualty Analytics

  • Loss Stratification & Analysis
  • Loss Projection
  • Collateral Analysis and Negotiation
  • Total Cost of Risk (TCOR) Analysis
  • Experience Modifier Rating Verification and Promulgation
  • Benchmarking of Limits and Deductibles

Property Analytics

  • Catastrophe (CAT) Modeling
  • Historical Catasrophe Event Analysis 
  • Natural Hazard Mapping and Reporting 
  • Building Valuation Services


McGriff’s ability to benchmark risks and exposures is supported by our industry focused, but operationally diverse client base.

Loss Control & Safety Programs

  • Audits of risk control/safety programs to evaluate the effectiveness of existing efforts and to provide practical recommendations for enhancement
  • Development of specific risk control/safety programs, training modules and manuals
  • Surveys to assist management in identifying deficiencies and prioritizing improvements
  • Review of fire protection systems related to regulatory requirements for maintenance and inspection

McGriff can also provide risk control assistance and training for:

  • On site services (inspections, audits, training)
  • Emergency response/disaster management
  • Safety training program development and maintenance
  • Claims analysis
  • Coordination with insurers
  • Documentation training
  • Property risk control services
  • Fleet safety program evaluation
  • OSHA compliance (where applicable)
  • Driver training

Contact Information

Joseph Blasi, ARM, CPCU
Senior Executive Vice President