"In my 17+ years as a risk manager and 12+ years on the OIL Board, the single most valuable tool for understanding how OIL works is the OIL Technical Accreditation (OTA). At first blush, potential OIL members may be baffled by the seeming complexity of the OIL Shareholders Agreement and Rating & Premium Plan. The OTA is a straightforward, understandable explanation of OIL, taking the mystery out of how the policy works, how premiums are calculated and what is covered. The OTA adds value to the OIL mutual proposition and I highly recommend the OTA to new members, as well as brokers/insurers"
Retired OIL Board Member
Here at Marsh, we require colleagues who engage with OIL to participate in OTA training and to become OTA certified which has resulted in a marked increase in the quality of the OIL dialogue. The OTA has proven to be both an excellent learning (and training) tool and a valuable reference tool. I recommend anyone with an interest in OIL to embrace the benefits afforded by the OTA.