The New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) is home to the New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA), LGC HealthTrust and LGC Property-Liability Trust. Originally founded as the NHMA in 1941 for the purpose of exchanging information in the interest of more efficient and effective local government, NHMA was reorganized in July 2003 under the umbrella of the LGC.
New Hampshire Municipal Association
NHMA is a non-partisan membership organization of municipalities. NHMA provides advocacy support for municipal governments along with educational and training programs for local officials and employees. Advocacy activities are governed by a board comprising municipal officials from throughout New Hampshire, and represented at the State House by a staff dedicated to government affairs. Visit the About NHMA web page for complete details.
LGC HealthTrust is an employee benefits pool devoted exclusively to serving towns, cities, counties, schools and quasi-municipal organizations in New Hampshire. Originally established in 1984, LGC HealthTrust was restructured in 2003. Its goal is to provide groups with the programs and services needed to effectively manage long-term costs, while helping to keep employees, dependents and retirees healthy and productive. LGC HealthTrust coverages include medical, prescription, long- and short-term disability, life and dental. Other LGC HealthTrust programs include Flexible Spending Accounts, Survivor and Transition Care plans, health management programs, and flu vaccine reimbursements. LGC HealthTrust provides enrollees with all of the services—including claims payment and administration—that employees would expect from a traditional health insurer. In addition, LGC HealthTrust’s Slice of Life health management program is designed to not only lower groups’ healthcare claims but also improve the quality of life for employees while increasing their productivity. Visit the HealthTrust web page to learn more.
LGC’s Property-Liability Trust (LGC-PLT) provides property-liability, workers’ compensation and unemployment coverages to municipalities, counties, schools and other public or quasi-public entities. Since 1986, LGC's Property-Liability risk pools have promoted a partnership with groups to increase knowledge and understanding of potential risk exposures inherent in public property and operations. Starting in 2000, LGC’s Workers’ Compensation risk pool, now housed in LGC-PLT, focuses on managing claims fairly and helping employees receive the care they need, easily and promptly. LGC-PLT offers a variety of education and training programs designed to help groups identify and protect against potential risk exposures. Visit the Property-Liability web page for additional information.