Risk Funding Trust (ESCRFT)

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

As of October 1, 2014 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is now theProperty & Casualty Service Team.Based in Carmel, Indiana they provide alocal service team,program administration, andloss control section andare immediately available to ESCRFT members. Gallagher has a high standard for responsiveness for ESCRFT members.
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Claims Administrator

JWF Specialty Company, Inc., based in Indianapolis, serves as ESCRFT’s Claims Service Team 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 speak to a claims specialist, call toll free: 800-860-3596.

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