On Monday, the Fayette County Commissioners received a check for nearly $11,000 from the County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA).
This money was the county’s share of $1 million dollars that was divided among CORSA’s 66 member counties. It will be deposited into the county’s general fund.
“CORSA is a member-owned property and liability risk sharing pool sponsored by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio,” according to corsa.org. CORSA provides broad insurance coverage and comprehensive risk management services to member counties.
Fayette County Commissioner Tony Anderson said CORSA provides “education to minimize and mitigate accidents.” This education includes everything from a defensive driving course to best practice policy models. The defensive driving course has proven to be very popular, and Anderson said, “We try to get as many people to it as possible.”
Fayette County Commissioner Jack DeWeese said the safety education and training offered by CORSA is “for our benefit as well as theirs.” This training benefits the county by keeping county employees safe, which Anderson said is a top priority, and helping to prevent potential lawsuits. In turn, this benefits CORSA, which would have to cover the cost of such lawsuits.
Anderson said this training is one significant perk of being a part of CORSA as it offers “access for us to very well-trained individuals.”
Fayette County has been a member of CORSA since it was founded in 1987. Then Commissioner Bucky Dumford “had the foresight to get us into CORSA at that time,” said DeWeese. The county has had “a great working relationship with CORSA,” since then, according to Anderson.
Although there is no guarantee of future checks from CORSA, Anderson said, judging from the status of the group’s reserves, there may be more coming, adding, “They’ve got enough to do this for a good long while.”
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