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City of Independence

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Approval is recommended to award the City’s excess liability insurance program through Lockton Companies, with ten million dollars of coverage provided by Allied World Insurance Company, effective January 1, 2019, with an annual premium of $237,639.00.


Staff recommends acceptance of the ten million dollar excess liability insurance program from Allied World Insurance Company (Allied World).


The City currently purchases ten million dollars of excess liability insurance coverage from Lockton with coverage provided by Allied World with an annual premium of $179,837.  This excess liability insurance policy provides coverage in excess of the limits provided by MOPERM and includes terrorism coverage.  The proposed premium for 2019 is $237,639.  This is $58,033 or 32.31% more than the expiring premium.


This excess liability insurance program transfers the risk of liability claims that could exceed the State’s Sovereign Immunity Statute, which MOPERM provides primary liability insurance coverage for the City.  The current excess liability insurance policy provides coverage through December 31, 2018.  See the attached memorandum and spreadsheet for more information on the 2019 Excess Liability Insurance proposal.


Lockton marketed the City’s excess liability insurance program for the 2019 policy period.  Lockton was unable to find any insurance companies that could offer the City a better insurance program at a lower annual premium with our current liability insurance program.  After reviewing the attached proposal, staff recommends accepting Allied World’s proposal for ten million dollars in coverage.  

Department:          FinanceContact Person:          Terry A. Hartwig

Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
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City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

2019 Summary of Missouri's Soveriegn Immunity StatuteBackup Material
Lockton's 2019 Excess Liaibility Insurance ProposalBackup Material
Premium allocation spreadsheetBackup Material
MemoBackup Material