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2021 Coverage Rates Reflect Past Loss Experience

August 03, 2020

The future cost of claims and reinsurance remains unknown, but past experience guided decisions of the MCIT Board of Directors regarding 2021 coverage rates. Scott Anderson, president of Actuarial Advisors, reported that factors influencing rates in 2021 include increases in the cost of claims, adjustments in reserves and significant changes in the cost and terms …

2020 Risk Management Workshops to Be Virtual

August 03, 2020

Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, MCIT is presenting the 2020 Risk Management Workshops virtually rather than in person this fall. More details and registration for the events will be provided in September. The MCIT staff is busy planning the virtual sessions to be engaging and offer practical strategies for attendees. Topics include: Creating …

Video Series Highlights EAP’s Features

August 03, 2020

One of the biggest challenges to employees using the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is that when they are in need, they are unaware of it and how the EAP can support them. A new series of short videos is an added tool to help inform staff about the EAP. The Employee Assistance Program is a …

PATROL: Online Training Meets Law Enforcement Needs During Pandemic

August 03, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many work-related training events have been canceled, delayed or limited in scope. However, PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited Training Online) subscribers have been able to keep up with their Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) required training despite the pandemic because PATROL delivers training remotely to deputies. PATROL is a Web-based, …

MCIT Offers Virtual Safety Training

August 03, 2020

Although MCIT has suspended in-person training and meetings with members for the health and safety of its and members’ employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, MCIT loss control consultants are providing tailored virtual safety and loss prevention training to members. Using MCIT’s GoToTraining subscription or the member’s Web-based online meeting system, MCIT loss control consultants can …

Safety Culture Corner: Recognize Safety Champions to Encourage Safety Culture

August 03, 2020

When working toward or sustaining a positive safety culture, it is important to incorporate strategies to empower employees to be their own safety advocates. Making the effort to recognize those employees who embody and demonstrate the ideals of safety shows a commitment to a safe workplace and encourages others to do the same. Fillmore County …

Good News: Members to Receive Dividend in 2020

June 30, 2020

The MCIT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that positive claims development, effective risk management efforts by members and better than expected performance of the Trust’s investments in 2019 support a dividend in 2020. In making this decision, the board considered several developing trends: total claims paid and changes in reserves net investment income …

MCIT’s Data Security Guide Wins Award

June 30, 2020

MCIT’s “Essentials of Data Security for Public Entities” earned a first place award from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) June 17. One judge said, “The guide is an excellent tool. The content is very thorough.” Another judge commented: “I loved the key terms in each chapter and break down on subjects. The checklists …

Start Using Workplace Injury Hotline Now

June 30, 2020

24/7 ACCESS TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FOR INJURED EMPLOYEES The new MCIT provided workplace injury hotline powered by Medcor is now available for all work-related injuries. As employees return to their normal work settings, members may see an increase in workplace injuries. This hotline is a simple and effective way to improve outcomes for employees hurt …

Guide to Reducing Risks, Injuries in Food Service

June 30, 2020

Food service exposes employees to a number of hazards from sharp knives to slippery floors and fire, among others. Following employee safety best practices across food service operations can help reduce the risks for employees, as well as limit the severity of injuries if they occur. “Employee Safety in Food Service Best Practices” provides guidelines …