What Makes Us Different

The Delaware Valley Trusts are risk sharing pools with over 160 public entity members in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Managed Risk. Collective Rewards.

When it comes to selecting health, workers’ compensation, or property & liability insurance, public entities need predictability and superior coverage at the lowest responsible cost. Delaware Valley Trusts members enjoy stable rates that defy industry trends while taking advantage of broader coverage, cash dividends, rate credits, multi-trust discounts, exceptional member service, and a wide array of exclusive value-added options. See why our risk-sharing pools offer a compelling, cost-effective alternative to the volatile commercial market.


As a Borough Manager, I am constantly blown away by the response I receive as a member of the Delaware Valley Trusts. The Trust’s value-added programs such as training, legal guidance and loss control resources are more than just benefits – they set the DVT apart from any other liability coverage provider!

John Davis
Doylestown Borough


“I can’t say enough about the high-quality customer service provided by the DVT staff. It is always nice to speak with someone who knows you and whom you have actually met face to face and not just contacting an impersonal call center. “

Don Delamater
Lower Providence Township


“The most positive aspect about becoming a member was access to DVT staff who were very supportive during our transition to DVT initially, and have remained so year after year. DVT offers prompt and professional support at every level of the organization.”

Daniel K. Kerr
Limerick Township


The goals of the Trusts are the most closely aligned with the goals of our elected officials in providing quality health care to our employees than the other trusts and commercial providers. In addition, the service provided by the Trust is outstanding.

Jerry A. Andree
Township Manager
Cranberry Township

Upcoming Events

19 July 2018
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Property & Liability Trust

Managing Invasive Plants

Description: Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion by exotic plants, animals and pathogens second only to habitat loss as a major threat to local biodiversity.

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control. A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Audience: This course was designed specifically for municipal public works and parks employees, planners, tree commissioners and arborists who work within their communities.

Approved for PDA Pesticide Applicators Update Credits (as of May 2, 2018)

Cat 00 – 4 credits, Cat PC – 6 credits, Cat 05 – 6 credits, Cat 06 – 6 credits, Cat 10 – 6 credits, Cat 18 – 6 credits, Cat 23 – 6 credits

Cost: $70 fee for attending the workshop includes a continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.

Registration: Directly with the vendor (see below). Deadline to register is July 12, 2018.

How to Claim a Delaware Valley Trust Property & Liability Trust Scholarship:

1) Property & Liability Trust members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling (267) 803-5720.

2) Next, register directly with the Penn State Extension at https://extension.psu.edu/managing-invasive-plants or call (877) 345-0691.

3) After completing the course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com or fax (267) 803-5770.

4) Upon approval, the Property & Liability Trust will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to $120.00 course and study guide/limit two scholarships per member entity).

DVPLT scholarship questions? Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call (267) 803-5720.

Training Flyer

23 July 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Property & Liability Trust

Police K-9 Liability Workshop

Police canine handlers and supervisors must clearly understand their roles and responsibilities as they, along with their municipal employer, may face a potentially high liability exposure particularly when there is a lack of clear canine policies and protocol. This workshop will review K9 use of force policies, report writing and supervisor liability. It will also review the legal aspects of K9 and human body camera protocol, K9 bite investigations and search and seizure. Police K9 handlers and command staff are encouraged to attend.

Training Flyer

Open to DVWCT (Workers’ Comp) and DVPLT (Property & Liability) members at no cost. If seats are available, non-members can register at a cost of $50.00/co-pay. Lunch is included.

Registration closes two weeks prior to the event.  Please contact Carol Bigham, Director of Member Services, at cbigham@dvtrusts.com with any questions or for non-member registration.

6 September 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Health Trust

Microsoft Word 2013 Core Essentials for Business Professionals

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members.  $25.00 copay due to high program cost.

Topics covered in this course:

Microsoft Word Basics Working with Text and Paragraphs Formatting Text Formatting the Page Adding Art and Objects The Finishing Touches Viewing and Printing

Training Flyer

11 September 2018
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Workers' Compensation Trust

EVOC Vehicle Stops Daytime

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

Police emergency vehicle operations courses (EVOC) are taught by seasoned police instructors. The prime objectives of these hands-on, skill-based seminars are: (1) officer safety, (2) protection of innocents and (3) successful law enforcement. See attached training flyer for program descriptions including vehicle requirements.

Location:  Montgomery County Public Safety Training Center

Training Flyer

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Trust Connections 1st Quarter 2018

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