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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.

Codington County joined the SDPAA in 1989 and truly appreciates everything SDPAA has done to assist the County.  In July 2017 Codington County incurred damage to numerous County owned vehicles due to hail damage.  SDPAA was on the spot with an adjuster and made prompt payment to the County for the damages incurred by the hail event.  The staff at SDPAA is the best to work with and you can present them with any question and they will answer you quickly and/or direct you to the correct party to resolve any issues or claim questions.  Codington County looks forward to working well into the future with SDPAA. Cindy Brugman, Codington County Auditor