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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Improve Data Security with No-cost Materials

October 04, 2019

Data compromises and cyber-attacks are real threats for local government operations. To help build awareness among members and their employees about the threats, MCIT encourages observation of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month during October. A number of no-cost materials are available to assist members in getting the word out and shoring up the organization’s data security …

2019 Annual Meeting: Capstone to 40 Years of Service

October 04, 2019

Consumed by the daily responsibilities of serving the public, there is little time for members or those trusted with the operations of MCIT to celebrate the rich history of success we all share. The 2019 annual meeting, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud (adjacent to the River’s Edge …

4 Board Members Up for Election at MCIT Annual Meeting Dec. 9

October 04, 2019

Four board seats are up for election at the MCIT annual meeting Dec. 9 in St. Cloud at the Best Western Kelly Inn (adjacent to the River’s Edge Convention Center). Every year members’ voting delegates have the opportunity to elect their representatives to the MCIT Board of Directors during this meeting. The MCIT Board of …

3 Claims Representatives Start at MCIT

October 04, 2019

MCIT hired two workers’ compensation claims representatives and a property/casualty claims representative over the summer. Amanda Goiffon joined MCIT July 15 as a workers’ compensation claims representative. She has six years of experience as a paralegal focusing on workers’ compensation cases. She has an associate’s degree from the Minneapolis Business College. Goiffon handles workers’ compensation …

Window Closing on Increased ‘Cyber’ Coverage Limits Option

July 29, 2019

MCIT’s data compromise and CyberOne coverage limits increased for all county members beginning in 2019, with coverage limits remaining unchanged for all noncounty members. MCIT recognizes that members’ operations and appetite for risk differ. As such, MCIT negotiated with the administrator of its cyber-coverage the ability for all members to pursue increased limits of coverage …

Winona County Commissioner Joins MCIT Board

July 29, 2019

With the resignation of Waseca County Commissioner Dan Kuhns from the MCIT Board of Directors in May, a call for candidates was sent to all county commissioners, auditors and auditor-treasures. During its July meeting, the MCIT Board interviewed two individuals from a pool of six candidates. At the conclusion of the interviews, Winona County Commissioner …

Trend of Rate Reductions Ends with Increases for 2020

July 29, 2019

During the year, the MCIT Board makes a number of decisions that affect the financial landscape of the membership. None has a more dramatic impact on the bottom line for members’ annual budgets as the contribution rates.  Rates, when applied to an individual member’s unique exposures, translate to the cost of coverage for that member …

MCIT’s Loss Control Materials Earn National and State Awards

July 02, 2019

MCIT’s loss control materials earned a national first place award from the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) and two state first place awards from Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC). PRIMA Recognizes Quick Takes MCIT earned PRIMA’s Outstanding Achievement for Intergovernmental Risk Pool Product and Program for the series of Quick Take on Safety mini …

Minnesota Passes Sweeping Wage-theft and Employer Record Keeping Law

July 02, 2019

By Grant Collins, Attorney, Felhaber Larson During a special session over Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota House and Senate passed an omnibus bill that creates new civil and criminal penalties for wage theft. The bill also creates new record keeping requirements for Minnesota employers, including the need to keep a signed wage statement for each …

MCIT Welcomes New Board Member

July 02, 2019

The MCIT Board of Directors welcomed Hubbard County Coordinator Eric Nerness to the board during its June meeting. He fills a vacancy created when former Brown County Administrator Chuck Enter left his post at the county and departed the MCIT Board in May. The MCIT Board includes one county administrator or coordinator. Per MCIT Bylaws, …