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The mid-1980s witnessed an increasingly volatile commercial insurance market for public entities seeking tort liability coverage. In many cases, coverage was unavailable or unaffordable. During the time of that crisis, the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) was formed by the South Dakota Municipal League to be a stable, reliable partner for public entities. SDPAA began providing coverage in 1987 and has been committed to the mission of providing exceptional coverage and service to our Members ever since.

The Member-owned SDPAA helps protect municipalities, counties, townships, conservation districts, and special districts from liability and property loss exposures. We focus on stable pricing with the broadest coverages available.

Over 400 South Dakota local governmental entities currently participate in the SDPAA. If your entity is not among them, we encourage you to contact us to inquire how we may assist in protecting your entity’s assets.

Hyde County has been a Member of the SDPAA since 2003. We are very happy with the services provided to our County. Member Services and the Underwriting Department have been quick to respond whether it was a claim or questions. They are very easy to work with and have always followed up on any issues we have had.  Marilyn Ring, Hyde County Auditor