Gregory L. Trout is Managing Director of Bickmore. He has served as administrator for a wide variety of public and private self-funded programs, and currently provides risk management consulting to various public and private sector employers, associations, and risk retention programs. He served as Principal-in-Charge for the Study of the Effects of Legislative Reforms on California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates conducted by Bickmore for the State of California, Division of Workers’ Compensation, and is currently involved in self-insurance regulatory studies for the State of New York.
With over 35 years of experience in self-insurance and risk management, Mr. Trout has served as the lead consultant in the formation of many risk sharing programs throughout the United States. He formed and managed the California State Association of Counties Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA), a statewide, multi-line pool for California counties, which is now the largest public entity risk sharing program in the country.
Mr. Trout was a founding member and first president of the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA), and founder of the California Institute for Public Risk Analysis. He also served as lead consultant to twenty state attorneys general in an anti-trust action against domestic and foreign insurance companies. This litigation led to the formation of the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI).
Risk Management Consulting
Risk Management Audits
Local Governments (Cities, Counties, Special Districts)
Universities and Colleges
Joints Powers Authorities (Self-Insurance)
Self-Insured Groups and Trusts
Captives and Risk Retention Groups