To all PERMA Members:

I write to inform you about an important structural change that has been mutually agreed upon by the PERMA Board of Directors and York Risk Services Group. On August 1, 2019, PERMA will transfer over to PERMA the employees providing member services, underwriting, risk management, analytics and finance, services previously  provided by York/NEAMI.

York/NEAMI will continue to operate our outstanding claims management service.

As a PERMA member, it is important for you to know that the employees who work so diligently to provide you with outstanding workers compensation and risk management services are not going anywhere. Rather, these employees will simply be working directly for PERMA. Likewise, York/NEAMI’s claims management team will remain intact and stand ready to meet all your needs.

The change will provide PERMA with additional flexibility to provide the crucial services necessary to grow and thrive. As an association that only serves municipal members located in New York, with you, we face a unique set of challenges and this change will provide us with more control over our operations and allow us to focus solely on implementing the best strategies and practices for our members.

This new management structure guarantees that the institutional knowledge that resides here at PERMA will remain at PERMA.  With a simplified operating structure and sole focus on our members, we look forward to continued, mutual success in the years ahead.

If you have any questions about this issue, please feel free to contact Karen Braman, Senior Director, Member Services at 1-888-737-6269 or at and she will be happy to discuss the change in greater detail.

Thank you for being a member of PERMA and we look forward to continuing to serve you.


Stephen Altieri

PERMA Board Chair & President