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Tom Liddy

Kathleen Kolm
Deputy Director
Claims Division

Christine Nobles

Rita Neill, P.E.

Environmental Division
James Tonda
Safety Division
Samantha Wright
Erin Taylor
Work Comp Claims

 Mission Statement

Provide safety and loss control programs, insurance, environmental and claims management services to the Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County departments, Districts, and Trust Members so they can reduce or eliminate loss.

 Board of Trustees

For information on the Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund, Board of Trustees or information on meetings and agendas please "Click Here"

 Department Goals

  • 1. By 2018, The Cost of Risk will be 2.0% or less of County expenditures.

  • 2. The injury incident rate for FY2012 was 3.37. By 2018, the injury incident rate will be reduced to at least 3.35 based on industry standard calculation.

 Strategic Planning

Risk Management's Managing for Results Strategic Plan for 15-16

Note: Starategic plans do not change on a yearly basis, they are only updated as needed.

 Community Impact

To be recognized as a leader in Risk Management within the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and among U.S. County governments for innovative, proactive and effective Risk Management.

 About Risk Management

The Risk Management Department administers the County's self-insurance program. Its vision is to be recognized as a leader in Risk Management, and to be relied upon for a Countywide risk management philosophy and culture. Risk Management's primary activities are:

  • Risk consulting
  • Insurance procurement above self-insured retention levels
  • Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund management and financing
  • Administration of claims within self-insured retention
  • Monitor third party administration of unemployment claims
  • Investigation and disposition of casualty and property claims and lawsuits
  • Safety training, reporting, and compliance
  • Loss control programs
  • Environmental investigation, remediation, and reporting
  • Contractual indemnification and insurance requirement language drafting and review

The Risk Management Department is divided into four operating divisions, Claims, Safety, and Environmental, and Administration. Risk Management strives to accomplish its mission with direction from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and assistance from the Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund Board of Trustees. The Risk Management Director reports to the County Manager of Maricopa County.

 Maricopa County, Arizona Self-Insured Risk Trust-Fund

Arizona law (ARS § 11-981) authorizes Maricopa County to self-insure, procure insurance from any insurer authorized by the State of Arizona Department of Insurance, or both. Insurance (defined in Title 20 Arizona Revised Statutes) includes, but is not limited to, auto liability, auto physical damage, general liability, medical malpractice, property, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance.

Upon establishment of a self-insurance program, Maricopa County is required to designate a Risk Trust Fund Administrator (Risk Management Director), and establish a Risk Trust. The Risk Trust is funded by an allocation of funds from General Fund and Non-General Fund departments and Special Districts, or such other funding techniques permitted by state statute and authorized by the Risk Trust's Board of Trustees. A Board of Trustees assists Risk Management coordinate the Risk Trust's activities and affairs. Risk Trustees must be United States citizens and residents of Maricopa County, and are appointed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and County Manager.

 Our Address

Maricopa County Risk Management
222 North Central Avenue, Suite 1110
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2016, jr

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