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On-Site Property Appraisals Begin in 2018

November 29, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and recent wild fires in California are reminders of the importance of members’ maintaining accurate and appropriate levels of coverage for their buildings. Although Minnesota is insulated from the risk of hurricanes, each year MCIT assists members that suffer physical damage to their property caused by perils such as wind, …

2018 Coverage Review Webinars: Jan. 18

November 29, 2017

MCIT will present 2018 Coverage Review webinars in mid-January. Each webinar emphasizes coverage changes for 2018, discusses common questions about all coverage types and explains how to report claims. The one-hour live “Property and Liability Coverage Review” is appropriate for all member types and will be presented Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. This webinar includes …

Data Compromise, Computer Attack Coverage to Expand

November 29, 2017

MCIT introduced its comprehensive data compromise and CyberOne coverage solution in January 2017. During the first 11 months, members have reported nearly 20 claims or potential claims for assistance under the coverage. The coverage is structured to reimburse members up to $50,000 in costs under each of the following coverage sections: First-party data compromise response …

Software Conversion: Flipping the Switch

November 29, 2017

This month, MCIT will complete a multiyear project to sunset the contract with its third-party administrator, Meadowbrook Insurance Group, and assume property/casualty claims and underwriting functions. At the same time, MCIT will complete the conversion to a new, fully integrated software platform. These decisions were made to increase efficiency, enhance productivity and improve MCIT’s ability …

2017 Annual Meeting: Members Vote on MCIT JPA, Board Member

October 05, 2017

Planing is in full swing for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the MCIT membership in St. Cloud Dec. 4. Members will have the opportunity to gather to hear about the highlights of the past year, objectives for the coming year and exercise their voice by voting on two key items. Wanting to make the meeting …

MCIT Joint Powers Agreement Proposed Amendments

October 05, 2017

Pursuant to MCIT Bylaws, county members will vote on amending the MCIT Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) during the 2017 Annual Meeting. This culminates a year of review and discussion by the MCIT Board of Directors. Taking the advice MCIT gives its members to review joint powers agreements routinely, the MCIT Board asks members to adopt …

MCIT Presents Open Meeting Law Workshop at AMC Conference

October 05, 2017

Following a competitive process for breakout sessions, MCIT has been selected to present a workshop about the Minnesota Open Meeting Law during the 2017 Association of Minnesota Counties Conference Dec. 5 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. MCIT invites members to attend the workshop to learn how best to manage risks associated …

MCIT Sponsors AMC Conference Keynote Speaker

October 05, 2017

Letter from the Chair Fellow Members of MCIT: Once again MCIT has the honor of sponsoring the keynote speaker of the Association of Minnesota Counties Annual Conference. This year, the speaker is former Vikings player Matt Birk. In choosing to sponsor a speaker, MCIT considers how the message advances the practice of effective risk management. …

The Buffer Law: New, But Not So Different

August 23, 2017

Minnesota Buffer Law compliance requirements take effect in November. As counties, watershed districts and soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) have considered their role in complying with the law, questions have arisen regarding how it may affect their organizations, specifically, how MCIT coverage may or may not respond. Provisions of the Buffer Law For counties …

Data Compromise, CyberOne Coverage: Meet Conditions to Ensure Coverage Applies

August 23, 2017

MCIT launched specialized data compromise, CyberOne coverage for cyber-related exposures Jan. 1, 2017. Any incident or suspected incident involving the compromise of data, data breaches or computer attack requires the member’s immediate action, specifically, contacting the MCIT claims team. MCIT claims staff will coordinate a call with the member and Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB)—the cyber …