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Pauline Hecker
Director

Kathleen Kolm
Deputy Director
Claims Division

Rita Neill, P.E.
Manager

Environmental Division
James Tonda
Manager
Safety Division
Samantha Wright-Sprague
Manager
Administrative Division
 

 Mission Statement

Provide loss prevention and control programs and direction, insurance, environmental and casualty claims management services to Maricopa County Departments, Districts and Risk Trust members to reduce or eliminate losses.

 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

  • Risk Management will seek to reduce Maricopa County’s injury incident rate as compared to its prior three year average.

  • Risk Management will work to keep Maricopa County's Cost of Risk (Risk Management expenditures divided by Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund participant’s expenditures) at 1% or less.

 Strategic Planning

Risk Management's Managing for Results Strategic Plan for 12-13

Risk Management's Managing for Results Strategic Plan for 10-11

Risk Management's Managing for Results Strategic Plan for 09-10

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. Risk Management's mission is to provide loss prevention and control programs and direction, insurance, environmental and casualty claims management services to Maricopa County Departments, Districts, and Risk Trust members to reduce or eliminate losses. 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 and monitoring of third party administrators' adjusting
    of workers' compensation and 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 Deputy 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: 05 Dec, 2012, jld

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