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Office Closed for Presidents Day
Office Closed for Presidents Day

The LARM office will be closed February 19,2018 for Presidents Day.

The meeting of the Board of Directors of the League Association of Risk Management will be held on February 23rd, 2018 at 11:00 am (CST) by telephone conference.

Here are five facts about LARM and the League of Nebraska Municipalities (LONM) relationship you should know:

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to apply for a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant? Already 17 LARM members have each applied for and received up to $500 of funds to go towards safety items such as traffic cones, vests, safety gloves, defibrillators, rubber mulch, hard hats and barricad

League Association of Risk Management (LARM) members will be receiving a refund this spring as a result of a decision made by LARM Board members on February 12.

The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) will be asking you to fill out a survey in the next few weeks. Please make it a priority to fill it out and return to us. Read more by clicking above...

As a result of our recent move LARM has a limited amount of nice metal shelving available for LARM members for office or shop use. Call Elizabeth at 402-742-2601 if you would like to purchase some shelves. Items will be sold on a first come first serve basis and are located in the new LARM offices at 1919 South 40th Street Suite 212. You can also email Diane at diane.becker@larmpool.org for more details. We would like to clear out the shelves by March 1 so call or email soon.

Notice of LARM Board Meeting
Date: February 6, 2018
The meeting of the Board of Directors of the League Association of Risk Management will be held on February 12 at 9:30 am (CDT) by telephone conference...

Ever teach your or someone else’s child how to drive? It can be stressful, to say the least. My feet pushed forward so hard wanting my son to brake I thought they’d go through the floor. Our kids learn, though, through drivers’ ed or parent’s patience and hopefully drive safely all their lives...

The Winter 2018 LARM Life online magazine is now available- click on title to read news about LARM and its members.

It can literally happen in a blink of an eye. An employee’s foot slips off the brake and hits the gas pedal. A ladder tips and a worker falls to the ground. It’s been said that “plan as we might, accidents defy our planning.”

LARM has a 4 foot wide by 18 foot long beautiful mahagony laminate boat shaped conference table with rounded edges for sale. It does not fit into LARM's new office conference room space and must be removed from the old office space by January 30, 2018. Click title for more...

Pools are a great risk management solution for government entities. As a LARM member, you already know this so I’m preaching to the choir. In case anyone asks, though, it’s estimated there are over 500 public entity pools in the U.S. providing coverage for approximately 75,000 of the estimated 91,000 governmental entities. Click the title for more...

LARM office closed January 15, 2018
LARM office closed January 15, 2018

LARM offices will be closed on January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Meet Randy Peters, new LARM Field Auto Adjuster/Loss Control Assistant!

Notice of LARM Board Meeting
Date: January 11, 2017
The meeting of the Board of Directors of the League Association of Risk Management will be held on January 16, 2018 at 9:30 am (CDT) by telephone conference.

For a copy of the agenda, or to participate by phone, please contact Tracy Juranek at 402-742-2604 or by email: tracy.juranek@larmpool.org.

Tracy Juranek is the LARM customer service specialist you call when you have questions about your insurance. She has nine years of insurance experience as an independent agent and has worked at LARM for the last six years and can answer your questions about events, new coverage, and much more. Read more about our dedicated LARM staff.

You may have already seen the news on the LARM website or Facebook that LARM Board members voted to give out $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grants to members starting this month.
It’s a great program with a number of worthy goals.

It’s a great place for an insurance pool to be. The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) risk insurance pool has increased its coverage surplus from $8.6 million in 2015 to $11.4 million in 2017.

Happy New Year! I look forward to emailing you throughout 2018 news about LARM- the risk management pool that belongs to your organization, mine and 165 other government entities across Nebraska. Click on the title for the latest news.

Holiday hours
Holiday hours

The LARM office will be closed December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2.

LARM began operations in late 1989 by offering an endorsed insurance program for municipalities that included risk management services.

We have beautiful 2018 LARM calendars with scenes from across Nebraska for all of our members. Contact Diane if you need yours!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

This memo from Gerald Solko, League Association of Risk Management (LARM) Board chair, is in response to an email sent by League of Nebraska Municipalities Director Lynn Rex concerning recent action taken by the LARM Board.

LARM board members and staff were saddened to hear of the death of LARM Board member Bob Clausen. Bob has represented the Lower Platte North Natural Resource District on the LARM Board since 2015.

LARM’s own Workers’ Comp Claims Specialist, Paige Buffington, hosts incredible Halloween displays at her home in Lincoln each year. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Halloween display – it’s all handmade by Buffington and her fiance, Todd Kalberg.

LARM Life is a new online magazine for LARM members providing news, features and pictures from across the state. Enjoy!

Benkelman celebrates Spooks on Parade
Benkelman celebrates Spooks on Parade

Benkelman celebrates Halloween each year with Spooks on Parade. The business district is blocked off and kids and adults show off their costumes as they walk down the street to trick or treat!

Nearly 125 fourth grade students from Auburn, Johnson-Brock and a homeschool learned how electricity is generated and water is delivered to their homes at the Auburn Board of Public Work’s Energy Fest on Tuesday, October 17th.

LARM Meeting 9-27-2017
LARM Meeting 9-27-2017

The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) Board of Directors met for their quarterly meeting on September 27, 2017 in Lincoln to approve the 2017-2018 budget, add an additional loss control staff member, establish LARM as a non-profit entity and to renegotiate the 2% fee and the lease arrangement for office space with the League of Nebraska Municipalities.

Geneva residents have enjoyed a new $4 million Aquatic Facility this summer. It opened on Memorial Day with two slides, a splash pad, lily pads, zero depth entry area, a family slide, a diving board and a climbing wall.

Mike Nolan, League Association of Risk Management (LARM) Executive Director, recently gave a presentation on the open meetings law to members of the Southern Seven Clerks Association in David City. Tami Comte, David City Deputy City Clerk and president of the organization, said the topic is one of great interest to public officials.
“This is important information for new clerks and those who have been in the position for awhile as the open meeting law is an important, ever changing topic,” Comte said. Check out the video by clicking on the headline!

The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) is now providing Cyber Liability Coverage for its 164 members across Nebraska.

Hemingford has eclipse tourists from Chicago and Ontario coming to camp for the August 21 event. Crete officials have been told they may have over 10,000 show up in their community for the eclipse. It’s looking like quite the economic event and possibly a logistical challenge for Nebraska communities who happen to be along the band of the total eclipse.

Walthill residents have been enjoying their new larger library that opened this spring at 323 Main Street. The building was previously the village’s fire hall.

With Nebraska temperatures nearing or surpassing 100 degrees this week, Dave Bos, Loss Control Manager with the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) recommends that outdoor workers including city park and utility staff take steps to protect themselves from heat stress.

A common concern among public officials in Nebraska is how to abide by the requirements of the state’s open meetings law. League Association of Risk Management (LARM) Executive Director Mike Nolan recently addressed the topic at the Pawnee City Hall. About 13 city officials and members of the public attended the presentation.

Terrytown Nebraska officials will be getting their water from a new source - the City of Gering - later this summer...

As more members of volunteer fire departments work at jobs located a distance away from their home towns, it can be a challenge for them to respond in a timely manner...

Many Nebraska communities are finding that their up-to-100-year-old water mains are showing wear. Village of Morrill Water Superintendent Tim Cleays said...

There is no shortage of things to do in Auburn, Nebraska this summer – the newest feature is a splash pad added as...

Water and electricity are on Dave Hunter’s mind every day as he evaluates ways to make the delivery of it to thousands of customers more efficient in the coming months and years...

Hot weather means swimming pools are gearing up for summer crowds. Pools are opening up across the state in the next month with hundreds of kids expected to take...

On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, the community of Beaver Crossing was hit by an EF-3 tornado that damaged nearly every structure in the town of 403 residents including...

It’s a law that sometimes causes confusion for local governments – the Nebraska Open Meetings Law. Mike Nolan, Executive Director of the League Association of Risk Management, recently...

Over 500 people celebrated the culmination of six years of planning and collaborating this weekend with the opening of the...

“The wood dugouts and bleachers at the ball fields were falling apart so two years ago we held fundraisers and received grants to fund two new softball fields and...

The Village of Wausa is looking for input from its citizens on what to do with the town’s aging pool...

It’s not only members of the military that can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Firefighters and emergency medical personnel who work with...

2018 Facts about LARM

  • Number of members

    166

  • Years in existence

    23

  • Surplus dollars

    11,400,000

  • Member retention rate

    99%

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