About Us

The Central San Joaquin Valley Risk Management Authority, an innovative, member-driven Joint Powers Authority, provides quality, cost-effective risk financing, and loss control services to meet the needs of its members.

Who We Are

The CSJVRMA is a public entity formed on April 1, 1979, by a joint powers agreement in accordance with the California Government Code and currently has 54 members in Central San Joaquin Valley.  CSJVRMA provides several self-insured and group purchased programs.

In order to become a member of the CSJVRMA, a member must be an incorporated municipality and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • have a population of 75,000 or less;
  • be located within the State of California; and
  • have professional management as typified by a bona fide council, city manager/administrator form of government.


The CSJVRMA has met all of the high professional standards established by the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) in the areas of governance, finance, claims control, safety and loss prevention, excess coverage, and risk management. CAJPA’s accreditation process requires reviews by independent consultants in all of these areas, including accounting, claims adjusting, and actuarial analysis. The CSJVRMA is proud to have received the highest designation possible: “Accredited with Excellence.”

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