About Clay Jackson

Clay A. Jackson, Esq., is the President and Chief Legal Officer and one of the Founders of Affinity Group Administrators, in Folsom, California. Affinity is the manager of several Self Insured Groups and has been selected to manage a couple which filed out of their predicament. Clay has been active in the ongoing formation and operation of five (5) self-insured groups at Affinity.  He is active in the California SIG industry, having founded the California Alliance of Self-Insured Groups (CA-SIG) in 2005, was its first President. He also helped draft numerous SIG Regulations, CA-SIG’s Standards, and the CA-SIG Regulatory Audit Criteria, currently in use. He is a graduate of Southwestern University – College of Law. He was elected to serve on the Park and Recreation District Employee Compensation District (PARDEC) Board of Trustees.  This gave him his first taste of self-insurance, risk sharing & pooling and workers’ compensation. In 2010, Clay was selected by Workers’ Comp Executive as one of the “Most Influential People in California Workers’ Compensation,” as “The voice of proper, balanced and conservative administration of self-insured groups.”  Clay is active in his Church, the Boy Scouts of America and several on the Boards of other organizations.

Pooling 101

Self-Insured Groups (SIGs) are a very good way to cover one’s workers’ compensation liabilities for someone who understands the principles of risk finance and pooling. Pooling has nothing to do with swimming (hopefully), but has to do with collectively sharing risk and funding it as a team, not individually, as many companies do under stand-alone self-insurance.

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What’s a SIG – Self Insured Group ?

In discussing the world of Workers’ Compensation in California, we see it is a very big place, filled with all kinds of ways to insure (or self-insure) employees’ work related injuries. Included in this plethora of options is a very useful tool to have in your arsenal; that of the Self-Insured Group or “SIG.”

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