Great American Insurance Group Awards 2017 Public Sector Risk Mitigation Award
CINCINNATI — September 27, 2017 — Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce it has presented its 2017 Public Sector Risk Mitigation Award to Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC).
Great American presented this award to SISC chief executive officer Nick Kouklis and director Robert Kretzmer because of its members’ adoption and widespread implementation of STOPit. STOPit is a leading mobile platform that empowers students to anonymously report, prevent and provide follow up information about cyber-abuse and incidents of inappropriate behavior. Great American teamed up with STOPit to support the risk mitigation efforts of its public sector pool clients and to provide a safer environment for communities and schools.
"We are pleased to receive this recognition from Great American," says Robert Kretzmer, director of SISC II, the Property & Liability Division of SISC. "The STOPit platform has been an effective tool--one that serves to improve our schools' social environments."
“Great American is proud to support outstanding municipality, school and special service district pools like SISC,” says Scott Rohr, divisional president of Great American’s Public Sector Division. “We believe that pool members gain valuable resources and support from the pools in which they participate, and when members are successful, pools are successful.”
Through a strategic collaboration with Great American Insurance Group, the STOPit platform is offered at preferential pricing to more than 20% of K-12 public school students nationwide. STOPit is a key component of Great American’s comprehensive risk management program developed to help make schools across America safer.
About Great American Insurance Group
Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 100 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed on August 11, 2017). The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.
SISC is a Joint Powers Authority administered by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office and governed by an elected board. Participating member districts elect the Board of Directors. All Board Members are employees of school districts. This ensures that SISC's policies are set with the best interests of district employees in mind. All SISC administrative personnel are also school district employees. SISC provides insurance coverage to nearly 400,000 California school students.
STOPit is an award-winning technology company providing a fully anonymous communications platform that mitigates, deters and controls inappropriate conduct. STOPit’s frictionless reporting platform combines real-time reporting and real-time messaging. The STOPit app includes a robust incident management system, empowers administrators and management to get in front of issues to mitigate risk and adhere to the ever-evolving compliance landscape. The STOPit platform is available to schools, universities, businesses and governments in the United States and around the world.