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Risk Funding Trust (ESCRFT)

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Read about the advantages of ESCRFT in this PDF document:  ESCRFT Advantages 
The Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust (ESCRFT) is an insurance risk pool formed under Indiana Code 21-10-2-1 to provide property, casualty, and workers compensation insurance to its members. Launched on January 1, 2008 after 18 months of preparation, a total of 120 Indiana public school corporations and educational service centers have made a financial contribution to assist in the formation of ESCRFT.
Program Administrator
Marsh USA, Inc. was selected from ten respondents to the Trusts’ RFP for administrative services. Based inIndianapolis, the Marsh team is immediately available to ESCRFT members and has set a high standard for responsiveness since ESCRFT’s inception. More information is available at
Claims Administrator
JWF Specialty Company, Inc., based in Indianapolis, serves as ESCRFT’s claims administrator. JWF Specialty provided a custom-designed program for ESCRFT that includes early intervention, thorough investigation, and continuous communication. The company provides 24 hour claims administration to ESCRFT’s members. For more information, go to To speak to a claims specialist, call 800/359-6659.
Legal Services
Legal services are provided to ESCRFT by W. James Hamilton, an attorney with the firm of Bose, McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis. One of the most respected trust attorneys in Indiana, Jim has wide experience with public sector trusts in Indiana and Illinois, and has provided legal services to ESCRFT since its earliest formative stage. More information is available at