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VRSA offers comprehensive coverages, resources and services designed to meet the needs of all Virginia local governments – from the smallest to the largest.Learn More
VRSA offers coverages tailored for schools such as School Board Legal Liability, Suspension/Expulsion, Student Accident, and more.Learn more
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VRSA provides a number of coverages, services and resources specifically designed to mitigate the unique risks of various types of local government authorities.Learn More
Virginia Risk Sharing Association
VRSA’s mission is to provide financial stability through risk management for Virginia political subdivisions so they can effectively serve their communities.
Since 1980, VRSA has provided coverage auto, property, liability, and workers’ compensation coverage to more than 460 members. VRSA’s programs are designed to meet the needs of all Virginia local governments – from the smallest to the largest. In addition to comprehensive coverages, VRSA provides risk management program support, human resources, communications, local government and public safety expertise and consulting to members who contribute nearly $60 million annually to the pool.
VRSA offers comprehensive coverages tailored to meet a wide variety of local government exposures to loss.
We offer more than just coverage. Our safety, human resources, communications, local government, risk services and public safety specialists, as well as workers’ compensation staff offer members up-to-date information on the latest trends, news and best practices in their specialties.
Public Safety Consulting
VRSA’s public safety consulting services are designed to provide up-to-date and credible risk management guidance to law enforcement, fire and emergency management agencies.
Risk Services Consulting
VRSA provides risk consultative services to help members develop, implement, and maintain effective risk management programs to reduce their cost of risk.
Human Resources Consulting
VRSA provides human resources (HR) consultative services to members with public official’s liability coverage to assist in mitigation of employment practices liability exposure.
In addition to receiving high quality medical care, VRSA provides personalized services to ensure that injured workers are provided with timely treatment for their injuries and that member employers are kept apprised of the claim.
VRSA provides communications consultative services to members with public official’s liability coverage to assist members in navigating the unique communications challenges of local governments.
Each VRSA member is designated a member services representative to guide them through various coverage options, as well as ensure they are aware of all services and resources available.
The Virginia Risk Sharing Association (VRSA) offers a variety of programs and resources designed to maximize members’ risk management efforts.
VRSA Online UniversityProvides online learning opportunities for member staff on a number of subjects from bloodborne pathogens to sexual harassment prevention, stress management, and more. Online training saves members up to 93 percent on costs compared to standard instructor-led courses/travel time. LOGIN »
VRSA Multimedia LibraryTo help members maximize their risk management programs, VRSA offers a wealth of resources to supplement our various services and trainings through the VRSA Multimedia Library.
WebinarsVRSA offers an average of five free hour-long webinars each month on a variety of topics from safety tips to human resources, from coverage overviews to law enforcement specific training each month.
WorkshopsVRSA offers a number of training opportunities, including workshops held each fall focused on a variety of topics, and targeted workshops held throughout the year focused on safety, human resources, law enforcement, workers’ compensation, or other topics.
Business ContinuityProvides generators, access to technology, office space, and Internet/phone connectivity for members in the event of a widespread or localized disaster, in addition to business continuity planning assistance.
Contract ReviewVRSA offers contract review to ensure that member contracts containing insurance requirements not only have the required insurance placement, but that member entities do not unintentionally waive rights or accept liability on behalf of another. This is offered at no cost. VRSA can also assist with drafting contract language to ensure that contracts have the needed insurance requirements.
First-Fill Prescription ProgramProvides payment for the first prescription(s) needed by an injured employee, ensuring they face no out-of-pocket expenses – even if the claim is later found to be non-compensable. Through workers’ compensation, injured employees have access to more than 1,500 pharmacies throughout Virginia.
VRSA Safe Driver ResourcesProvides a collection of resources including coaching systems, online courses, videos, DVDs, helpful links, and more. These resources were created to help safety and risk managers organize their training messages utilizing a variety of available resources.
The VRSA Value Proposition
For more than 40 years, the Virginia Risk Sharing Association has been Virginia’s leader in group self-insurance. As Virginia’s insurance pools are assessable, it is vital that you have coverage with an organization that is financially secure.
With assets greater than $325 million and members‘ equity of more than $120 million, VRSA is the most financially secure self-insurance pool in Virginia.