County receives dividend check

| 10/19/2016 |

Perkins County Commissioner Bernard Deaver, right, accepts the county’s $12,892 dividend from Buddy Small, a Brown County commissioner and member of the NIRMA Board of Directors.
Perkins County Commissioner Bernard Deaver, right, accepts the county’s $12,892 dividend from Buddy Small, a Brown County commissioner and member of the NIRMA Board of Directors.

Perkins County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $12,892, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services provider. The dividend was part of a $1 million distribution shared by 79 Nebraska counties and six regional area agencies on aging during NIRMA’s annual membership conference Oct. 6-7 in Kearney.

With this latest distribution, Perkins County has now received a total of $269,148 in dividends since becoming a member of NIRMA in 1988. NIRMA issues dividends from funds no longer needed for the payment of claims and general operating expenses.

NIRMA is owned and governed by the 81 member counties and nine county-associated public entities it serves. This marks the 28th time since 1991 and the 21st consecutive year the program has been able to return funds, now totaling nearly $18 million, to its members and ultimately their local property taxpayers.

NIRMA was created by 32 counties in 1988 as the state’s first governmental risk management and self-insurance program, and for the past 28 years it has provided affordable insurance coverages and comprehensive risk management and loss prevention services to Nebraska counties and related public agencies.