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Reporting Requirements for Annual Financial Reports of State Agencies and Universities

Notes & Samples

NOTE 17 – Risk Management
Sample (Illustrative, may not tie to exhibits)

Sample Agency is exposed to a variety of civil claims resulting from the performance of its duties. It is agency policy to periodically assess the proper combination of commercial insurance and retention of risk to cover losses to which it may be exposed.

The agency assumes substantially all risks associated with tort and liability claims due to the performance of its duties. Currently there is no purchase of commercial insurance nor is the agency involved in any risk pools with other government entities.

The agency’s liabilities are reported when it is both probable that a loss has occurred and the amount of that loss can be reasonably estimated. Liabilities include an amount for claims that have been incurred but not reported. Liabilities are reevaluated periodically to consider current settlements, frequency of claims, past experience and economic factors. There were no significant reductions in insurance coverage in the past year and losses did not exceed funding arrangements during the past three years. Changes in the balances of the agency’s claims liabilities during fiscal 20PY and 20CY were:

  Beginning Balance Increases Decreases Ending Balance
20CY $277,501.90 $100,000.00 $(151,400.00) $226,101.90
20PY $251,905.40 $125,596.50 $(100,000.00) $277,501.90

Included in the $226,101.90 are claims of $45,000, representing losses for which the lowest amount in a range of probable losses has been accrued because no amount within that range is a better estimate of loss. These losses could be as high as $90,000.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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