Client List

Selected Present and Former Clients

PERMA for wordpressPublic Employer Risk Management Association
PERMA is an association of municipalities and special districts in New York that have banded together to provide workers’ compensation coverage on a group basis. PERMA has been an anchor client of NEAMI (and the predecessor organization to NEAMI) since 1989. What started as a small group of 53 public entities has grown to over 500 municipal members. Annual revenues have grown from $3.2 million per year to almost $50 million. Total assets for PERMA are now just under $150 million. PERMA was ranked by Business Insurance as the ninth largest public entity self-insurance pool in the country in their 2003 annual survey. As a stand-alone monoline self-insurance group for workers’ compensation serving municipalities, PERMA is the largest in the country.

Over the past 25 years, NEAMI has grown PERMA into the premiere provider of workers’ compensation, a strong vibrant association with a reputation for excellent service. NEAMI staffs PERMA with about 70 full time employees, many of whom have regional and national reputations for expertise and experience in their field. Under NEAMI management, PERMA has been recognized by the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP) for being in compliance with all pool management advisory standards. PERMA has also received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

 

agrip for wordpressAssociation of Governmental Risk Pools

The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) is the recognized authority on and resource for information on intergovernmental risk and benefits pooling, AGRiP is the leading national association for pool management.

“As a result of our efforts, the pooling community is united to achieve excellence in pool governance, management and services.”
The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) was organized in late 1998 as a membership organization for public entity risk and benefits pools in North America. It is a successor to the Pooling Section that operated for nearly 20 years under the auspices of the Public Risk Management Association. The AGRiP Sourcebook lists close to 500 public entity pools that are eligible for membership in the association. These pools provide a wide range of property, casualty, workers’ compensation and employee benefits programs for their members. Pools encompass the full spectrum of public entity organizations including state agencies, higher education, public or common education, all forms of local governments (cities, towns, townships, boroughs, counties, parishes, etc.), a vast array of “governmental” special districts, including health care facilities, and not-for-profit organizations.
AGRiP was created for the following purposes: To promote pooling as a practical extension of local government’s obligation to be a good steward of public funds. To act as an advocate for the advancement of intergovernmental pooling as the most appropriate risk and employee benefits financing mechanism for most local governments. To provide a forum for intergovernmental issues of mutual interest in the administration and operation of self-funded and group insurance purchasing programs, and other group programs associated with the funding and operation of intergovernmental pools. To identify legislative and regulatory issues affecting intergovernmental pools and to provide information to assist pools in addressing such issues. To act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of data and resources relating to intergovernmental pools and to encourage and support new research for tomorrow’s pools.

In addition to PERMA and AGRiP, NEAMI is pleased to have worked with the following clients:

  • Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP)
  • Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC)
  • Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC)
  • Kentucky Municipal League
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) 
  • Meeting Professionals International/New England Chapter (MPI/NE)
  • Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA)
  • New Voices – New Visions (NVNV) 
  • Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Town of Salisbury, Massachusetts
  • Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP)
  • Workers’ Compensation Policy Institute           

Pro Bono Clients

From time to time, principal officers of NEAMI have donated personal time to selected non-profit associations and local governments for particular projects for which NEAMI has related expertise and experience.

  • Albany Pro Musica, Albany, NY (choral group)
  • Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY (oldest continuously operating coffee house in the U.S.)
  • Fuller Pond Condominium Trust, Middleton, MA
  • Unitarian Universalist Association-Employee Benefit Trust, Boston, MA (health insurance trust)
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, Massachusetts