MEL Accredits 77 Risk Managers in NJ


PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL) has awarded accreditation to 77 Risk Managers across the Garden State.

Risk Managers are licensed insurance agents who are retained by towns and local authorities to advise them on insurance, claims and safety. For the list of names/affiliations of the newly accredited risk managers visit:

Managers accredited during this session are affiliated with: A. J. Gallagher & Co., ADP/Statewide Insurance, AJM/Assured Partners, Alamo Insurance Group, Anthony S. Cupo Agency, Atlantic Associates Insurance Agency, Bergen JIF, BGIA/NIP Group, Borden-Perlman Insurance Agency, Inc., Brown & Brown Metro, Cherry Hill Township, Conner Strong & Buckelew, Danskin Insurance Agency, Inc., Edgewood Associates, Inc., Eifert, French & Company, EJA/Capacity Insurance Agency LLC, Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, Inc., Gerber Insurance, GJEM-Otterstedt Agency, Hardenbergh Insurance Group, IMAC Insurance Agency, J.A. Montgomery, Lisa A. Pfenninger Insurance Agency, LLC, Marsh & McLennan Agency, McMahon Agency, Inc., Meeker Sharkey + Hurley, Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Inc., PERMA Risk Management Services, Pinnacle Risk Solutions, Polaris Galaxy Insurance, LLC, Professional Insurance Associates, Scirocco Financial Group, Inc., Skyland's Risk Management, Soden Agency, Stanford Risk Management Services, Inc., Thomas Heist Insurance Agency, Township of Wyckoff, Treadstone Risk Management, LLC, Vozza Agency.

The MEL instituted the accreditation program to recognize experienced risk managers and to train new staff.  A risk manager must complete four, all day sessions, over a six-month period with a total of 28 hours of classroom instruction. Topics cover issues such as: basic risk management, governance of a local governmental entity, operation of a joint insurance fund, New Jersey Workers' Compensation and Liability law, and the Local Official's Ethics Act. 

The purpose of the MEL's Accreditation program is to assure that risk managers serving local government meet the highest standards.  Professionals who successfully complete the program may use the designation "MEL Accredited Risk Management Consultant." 

The MEL is a unique program because it is owned by its members that comprise almost 65% of municipalities and local authorities in New Jersey.  The risk managers continue to play an important part in the $3 billion in taxpayer savings achieved by the MEL since the program began in 1987. 

For more information visit or call 201-881-7632.


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SOURCE New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

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