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.
on the Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund, Board of Trustees
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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.
Management's Managing for Results Strategic Plan for 15-16
Starategic plans do not change on a yearly basis, they are only
updated as needed.
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.
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
and monitoring of third party administrators' adjusting
of workers' compensation and unemployment claims
and disposition of casualty and property claims and lawsuits
- Safety training,
reporting, and compliance
- Loss control
investigation, remediation, and reporting
indemnification and insurance requirement language drafting and
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.
County, Arizona Self-Insured Risk Trust-Fund
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.
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.
County Risk Management
222 North Central Avenue, Suite 1110
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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updated: 030 Dec 2015, jr