Hinz Professional Insurance Program Managers is a service organization specializing in insurance and self-insurance programs. The company was founded in 1987 to serve as a specialized subsidiary to Hinz Consulting Service. The company offers consulting and program administration of alternative-risk funding mechanisms. It assists in creating captive insurance companies, which may take the form of stock companies or mutual companies; self-insured pools; and mutual insurance companies. The company s clients consist primarily of groups and associations. It works with clients to form an infrastructure, including such components as fronting carriers, reinsurers, claims administrators, loss-control coordinators and captive managers. Hinz Professional Insurance Program Managers is headquartered in Chicago.