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File #: 2022-0194   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2022 Final action: 6/23/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and purchase Public Entity excess liability policies with up to $300 million in limits at a cost not to exceed $23 million for the 12-month period effective August 1, 2022, to August 1, 2023.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Budget, Commuter Rail (Project), Expo Line Operating Project (Project), Gold Line Operations (Project), Insurance, Light rail transit, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail E Line, Metro Rail L Line, Operations Transportation (Project), Program, Project management, Public policy, Rail Operations - Blue Line (Project), Rail Operations - Green Line (Project), Rail Operations - Red Line (Project), Rail Operations Control Center, Rail Operations-Crenshaw Line (Project), Rail transit, Railroad commuter service, Safety, Station operations, Transit buses, Union Station Property Management (Project)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Options Premiums and Loss History, 2. Attachment B - Proposed Public Entity Carriers and Program Structure
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
JUNE 15, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: EXCESS LIABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and purchase Public Entity excess liability policies with up to $300 million in limits at a cost not to exceed $23 million for the 12-month period effective August 1, 2022, to August 1, 2023.

Issue
ISSUE

Metro's Public Entity excess liability insurance policies (which includes transit rail and bus operations) expire August 1, 2022. Insurance underwriters will not commit to final pricing until roughly six weeks before our current program expires on August 1st. Consequently, we are requesting a not-to-exceed amount for this renewal pending final pricing and carrier selection. Without this insurance, Metro would be subject to unlimited liability for bodily injury and property damage claims resulting from, primarily, bus and rail operations.

Background
BACKGROUND

Our insurance broker, USI Insurance Services ("USI") is responsible for marketing the excess liability insurance program to qualified insurance carriers. Quotes are currently being received from carriers with A.M. Best ratings indicative of acceptable financial soundness and ability to pay claims. The premium indications below are based upon current market expectations. Final pricing; however, is not available until approximately 30 days prior to binding coverage.

Metro established a program of excess liability insurance to protect against insured losses. Each year, Risk Management meets with USI to prepare for the upcoming marketing process and secure the data required to approach underwriters and obtain the most competitive coverage and pricing available.

Initial discussions begin in the third quarter of the fiscal year through an evaluation of market conditions to determine the availability of coverages and at what levels of premium. Once est...

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