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Tick Season Is Here

May 15, 2018

Take Steps to Keep Employees Healthy Employees who work outside may be exposed to ticks that may carry disease, such as Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that if left untreated can spread to joints, the heart and nervous system. Since 2000, the number of cases reported in Minnesota has been increasing according …

Videos Explain Minnesota Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Law

April 27, 2018

Complying with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the Minnesota Open Meeting Law can be confusing due to the laws’ complexities, especially for those new to the public sector in the state. The Minnesota Department of Administration Data Practices Office has two new videos to help clarify the laws. Both videos are available to …

New Underwriting Technician Joins MCIT

April 27, 2018

The MCIT underwriting team welcomed its newest member March 5 when Jennifer Jarvi joined the Trust as an underwriting technician. Jarvi has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and insurance, including experience working with underwriting and billing. As an MCIT underwriting technician, Jarvi helps members with maintaining the accuracy of their property and …

EAP Value Continues for Employees, Employers

April 27, 2018

Last year, the overall utilization of the program by MCIT member employees was 4.73 percent, exceeding the target rate of 4 percent and the 4.16 percent utilization for 2016. For the past three years, 35 employees reported that counseling provided through the EAP gave them an alternative to filing a grievance or lawsuit against their …

Quick Takes on Safety: No-cost Training Scripts for Injury Prevention

April 24, 2018

Short reminders about safety best practices can go along way in keeping  employees injury free on the job. To make it easy for members to do this, MCIT has developed a series of short training talks called Quick Takes on Safety. Supervisors can use these scripts during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. Materials are provided …

Loss Prevention Best Practices Guides Updated with Added and Expanded Chapters

April 24, 2018

Expanded editions of the Public Works Loss Prevention Best Practices Guide and Solid Waste Management Loss Prevention Best Practices Guide are now available. They include new and expanded chapters, and updated safety information throughout. The guides provide members information and recommendations to help recognize and reduce hazards common to public works departments and solid waste …

MCIT Welcomes New Claims Representative

January 30, 2018

The MCIT property/casualty claims team became fully staffed in January when Joe Cieminski joined the Trust as a property/casualty claims representative. Cieminski has more than 25 years of experience handling property/casualty claims and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Most recently he was with American Family for 10 years and prior to that he worked …

2018 Coverage Reviews Available on Demand

January 30, 2018

Recordings of all MCIT 2018 Coverage Reviews (broadcast in January) are available for viewing on demand at MCIT.org/coverage-reviews/. Members are encouraged to view these, as they address key areas of coverage and enhancements effective this year. The primary contact or designee for each county member must sign a form acknowledging he or she understands MCIT …

Board Holds 2018 Organizational Meeting

January 30, 2018

After calling the January meeting of the MCIT Board of Directors to order, Chair Scott Sanders turned the gavel to Executive Director Robyn Sykes to conduct the election for the position of board chair. On a unanimous ballot, board members elected Sanders as the chair for 2018. Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner, has served in this …

2018 Coverage Review Webinars: Jan. 18

December 20, 2017

MCIT 2018 Coverage Review webinars will be broadcast or available to stream Jan. 18. Each of the sessions addresses coverage changes for 2018, common questions about coverage and how to report claims. All employees and officials who deal with MCIT coverage should attend an appropriate webinar. This may include the MCIT primary contact, county administrator/coordinator, …