American Excess Insurance Exchange achieves 100 percent renewal retention Last Updated: July 21, 2014
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The Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. AEIX program has supported Premier healthcare alliance member health systems for 23 years

For Immediate Release

Charlotte, N.C.

American Excess Insurance Exchange, RRG (AEIX), has achieved 100 percent renewal retention for 2013.

Managed by Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. (PIMS), AEIX provides excess professional and general liability insurance to not-for-profit hospitals and health systems, including those in the Premier healthcare alliance.

“AEIX is focused on value-added services that benefit member hospitals by reducing risk and improving patient outcomes,” said Robert Dowdy, president of PIMS. “Our multi-year risk management and quality improvement collaboratives in perinatal and emergency department safety are designed with high performing healthcare organizations in mind and help push our members to lead the industry.”

AEIX helps health systems reduce the long-term cost and volatility of excess liability insurance, while ensuring availability and access to coverage.

For more than 23 years, PIMS has managed AEIX for alliance members. Owners of AEIX benefit from enhanced control over insurance coverage and premium stability, and share ownership in its profits. The program has returned nearly $190 million to participants since inception.

About AEIX

AEIX provides excess professional and general liability insurance hospitals and health systems. AEIX can provide up to $40 million in limits without the use of facultative reinsurance. AEIX is organized as a Vermont licensed reciprocal risk retention group, an insurance company authorized under federal legislation for the purpose of providing liability lines of insurance to its members.

About Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. (PIMS)

Incorporated in 1987, PIMS is an Illinois for-profit corporation wholly owned by Premier Inc. PIMS provides contracted management services for American Excess Insurance Exchange, Risk Retention Group (AEIX), and is attorney-in-fact for Premier Insurance Exchange, Risk Retention Group (PRx). PIMS also serves as program manager offering enhanced endorsed programs with leading commercial insurers through a comprehensive portfolio of property, casualty and employee benefit products. Other services include providing claims and risk management assessments and education offerings regarding medical professional liability for hospitals and their physicians. For more information, visit

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.


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