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The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) celebrates 25 years of Serving Nonprofits in California and Announces New Visual identity Graduate Student Pioneers New Vision for Nonprofits

October 29, 2014

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) today announced the celebration of 25 years serving the liability insurance needs of 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofits. What started out in 1989 as an untested idea scoffed at by insurance experts has grown into a thriving group of insurance cooperatives that now serve more than 14,000 nonprofits in 32 states plus DC with a 95% retention rate.

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Pamela E. Davis, pdavis@insurancefornonprofits.org; 831-621-6018

Susan Bradshaw, sbradshaw@insurancefornonprofits.org; 831-621-6041

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) celebrates

25 years of Serving Nonprofits in California and Announces New Visual identity

Graduate Student Pioneers New Vision for Nonprofits

October 29, 2014—Santa Cruz, CA—The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) today announced the celebration of 25 years serving the liability insurance needs of 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofits. What started out in 1989 as an untested idea scoffed at by insurance experts has grown into a thriving group of insurance cooperatives that now serve more than 14,000 nonprofits in 32 states plus DC with a 95% retention rate.

Visionary Pioneer Pamela Davis Champions the Plight of Nonprofits

Pamela Davis, today President and CEO of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, was a graduate student in Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley when the insurance crisis of the 1980s hit. As a result, nonprofits experienced a steep hike in their insurance premiums and many were denied coverage because their operations were seen as too risky to insure.

Ms. Davis’ vision was to have nonprofits insure each other by creating a risk pool in California. Backed by foundation support of $1.3 million, the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) moved into its tiny second floor offices in Santa Cruz, California. A few hours later the Loma Prieta Earthquake struck.

“Rattled with the possibility of having no power, water or phone service for weeks or months, things looked pretty bleak,” said Ms. Davis, “but we were determined.” A few weeks later, NIAC welcomed its first nonprofit member, Food First.

“We have been with NIAC from the beginning,” said Marilyn Borchardt, Development Associate of Food First. “For 25 years, we have appreciated having a partner we can count on to provide the coverage we need and inspired service. As a nonprofit itself, NIAC truly understands what nonprofits need and value.”

Going Nationwide with ANI

In 2001, the Group expanded outside California and began serving nonprofits through NIAC’s affiliate, the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI). Initial funding for ANI came from grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. Each gave $5 million to expand the successful concept outside California.

About the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

For 25 years the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) has set the bar for nonprofit insurance, with its unique approach to helping nonprofits get affordable and appropriate liability insurance and to assist them with risk management. Founded by Pamela Davis in 1989, NIAC is now just one of the four companies that now make up the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group: Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC), Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI), National Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (NANI), and Alliance Member Services (AMS). As the foremost nonprofit insurance cooperative across the country, the companies in the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group now insure more than 14,000 nonprofits in 32 states and DC.

As part of the 25th anniversary the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group is introducing a new visual identity and website. The new logo reflects the companies in the Group as well as the long term tagline: A Heart for Insurance. A Heart for Nonprofits. The artist who created the logo? Pamela Davis the Founder, President and CEO!

To learn more, visit www.insurancefornonprofits.org

 

NxTech Congratulates Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California, Winner of ASCnet Real Time Adoption Award

October 4, 2013

NxTech, Inc. a leading provider of agency-company-MGA interface solutions, congratulates Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) for receiving the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) Award for Real Time Adoption. The award recognizes NIAC for providing real time bridging for commercial lines of business to streamline the commercial lines quoting workflow with its agents that use Applied Systems.

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Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group and NxTech, Inc. Joint News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NxTech Congratulates Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California, Winner of ASCnet
Real Time Adoption Award
NIAC Recognized by Agents for Streamlining Commercial Lines Quoting

Milford, Ohio (October 1, 2013) – NxTech, Inc. a leading provider of agency-company-MGA interface solutions, congratulates Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) for receiving the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) Award for Real Time Adoption. The award recognizes NIAC for providing real time bridging for commercial lines of business to streamline the commercial lines quoting workflow with its agents that use Applied Systems.

NIAC was presented the award at the ASCnet 2013 TENCon Industry Awards Ceremony held September 30, 2013. “Each year we use TENCon to recognize carriers whom we feel have gone the extra mile to make doing business with them just a little easier. In 2013 we have put a high priority on improving the Commercial Lines process,” explains Bonnie Two Bears of InterWest Insurance Services and current Chair of the ASCnet Industry Solutions Committee.

Bonnie Two Bears, whose agency uses the NIAC interface, adds “I was excited to see one of our carriers receive an award for their work in implementing Commercial Lines Real Time Rating. The fact that they enable bridging for agents using the ACORD General Liability and Property applications rather than the ACORD BOP application within our agency system is a huge bonus for us as agents.”

“NIAC is committed to making it as easy and efficient as possible for our agents. We are honored that agents have recognized us for our efforts and the benefits they are realizing from taking keystrokes out of the quoting and renewal process with the bridge from their Applied Systems,” said Pamela Davis, CEO of NIAC. Pamela continues, “Our goal in partnering with NxTech was to design an agent portal strategy for quoting that would provide ease of use for all lines of business, and at the same time provide integration for agents using agency management systems.”

“We are excited to see NIAC be recognized for their implementation, especially when it comes from the real users, the agents. It really is about designing a solution that provides options,” says Thad Bauer, President of NxTech. Bauer continues, “NIAC agents are able to bridge traditional lines from their agency systems to the agent portal and then add other lines directly at the portal, such as Employee Dishonesty, Social Service Professional Liability or D&O. It all comes together in one place, making it easy for the agent.”

About NxTech, Incorporated
NxTech is a market leader in P&C agency interface and data integration with our award-winning Total Interface Solution™. Our clients realize results that enable profitable growth, increase customer retention and save time. With 30 years of industry leadership and the latest technology for Real Time Upload, Agent Download and Portal Development, NxTech helps insurers and MGAs provide best in class interface solutions with their distribution channels – all based on ACORD Standards. NxTech is headquartered in Milford, Ohio. For more information visit www.NxTechCorp.com

About Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group
NIAC and ANI are part of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group which currently insures more than 12,500 nonprofit organizations nationwide. We are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations ourselves and are governed by our nonprofit member-insureds. Our boards of directors are elected by our member nonprofit organizations. In 23 years, this Group has grown from an idea to a thriving nonprofit alternative to the traditional commercial insurance market. We are now setting the standard for how insurance is provided to nonprofits. For more information visit www.insurancefornonprofits.org

Contacts:

Janice Sheffield
NxTech, Incorporated
Phone: 513-943-0000, Ext. 107
jsheffield@NxTechCorp.com
Susan Bradshaw
Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group
Phone: 831-621-6041
sbradshaw@insurancefornonprofits.org

Santa Cruz Nonprofit Insurer Named one of the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces

June 17, 2013

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces.

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Santa Cruz, CA – June 17, 2013 – Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces.

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group includes four distinct 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose mission is to be a stable source of liability insurance for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The Group currently insures more than 12,000 nonprofits in 31 states plus DC.

“The Senior Leadership and I are very proud of this staff beyond measure and excited to have received such a prominent local distinction award. It’s an honor reflecting the quality of our workplace that we have built together.  And, it demonstrates the staff’s enthusiasm for, and dedication to, our organization and serving nonprofits” states Pamela Davis, Founder/President and CEO.

For more information on the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, please visit www.insurancefornonprofits.org
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.