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Request for Proposal: Building Appraisal Services

June 19, 2017

MCIT is seeking proposals for qualified vendors to conduct professional on-sight property appraisals for all scheduled buildings valued in excess of $100,000 for which MCIT provides coverage among its membership. Full details are provided in the MCIT Request for Proposal: Building Appraisal Services. Appraisals will be conducted over the course of three years.   Responses to …

New Risk Management Consultant Joins MCIT

May 02, 2017

Tom Suppes joined MCIT Feb. 28 as a new risk management consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience in risk management and loss control. During the past 18 years, Suppes served as the loss control/risk manager for the City of Brooklyn Park, Minn. In this capacity, he was responsible for the overall planning, …

Good Stewards of Tax Dollars Control Workers’ Compensation Costs

March 10, 2017

Even with a 6.5 percent aggregate reduction in workers’ compensation rates and virtually no change in payroll or staff, one MCIT member saw a $123,000 increase in its 2017 workers’ compensation contribution—a 46 percent jump from the previous year. The reason for this dramatic change is simple: the member’s experience modification factor (mod) increased from …

No-cost, On-site Resilience Training

March 10, 2017

New Program Gives Tips, Techniques for Tough Situations In response to member demand, MCIT is offering no-cost, on-site training in 2017 that builds on the information and skills provided in the “Fostering Resilience” program that debuted in 2014. Sand Creek, MCIT’s Employee Assistance Program provider, has developed two new resilience training modules—one for employees and …

2017 Report to Counties Highlights MCIT’s Sustainability

March 10, 2017

MCIT representatives continue the annual tradition of meeting with each county board in the next few months. The meetings provide an opportunity for valuable discussion between the Trust and members. This year’s presentation focuses on the benefits of membership, recent claim trends, how claims affect rates and reinsurance costs, dividend experience and information regarding MCIT’s …

Yellow Medicine County Commissioner Joins MCIT Board

March 10, 2017

With the departure of Lac qui Parle County Commissioner Graylen Carlson from the MCIT Board of Directors at the end of 2016, the search for his replacement began in January. The call for candidates was sent to all county commissioners, auditors and auditor-treasurers with a deadline for interested parties to submit their résumés to MCIT …

Program Helps Reduce Training Injuries for Law Enforcement

February 02, 2017

Given the diverse activities of law enforcement, it is noteworthy that training is one of the leading causes of injuries for MCIT member law enforcement officers. Training injuries for law enforcement staff from 2013 through 2015 cost the program more than $1 million in direct costs, such as wage replacement, medical expenses, rehabilitation and retraining. …

MCIT Board Officers, Committee Assignments Change

February 02, 2017

The departure from the MCIT Board of Directors of Lac qui Parle County Commissioner Graylen Carlson left a chair open at the Jan. 13, 2017, meeting of the board. It also set the stage for a change of officers and membership on several committees. The election of officers was the first order of business at …

2016 MCIT Board Election Results

December 22, 2016

Members Re-elect Incumbents to Board 2016 MCIT Board election results in incumbents returning to serve for another four years. Pursuant to the MCIT bylaws, the election of board members was conducted during the Annual Membership Meeting held Dec. 5 in Minneapolis. Board Chair Scott Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner, announced that three seats were up for …

Winners of 2016 MCIT Awards

December 22, 2016

MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders presented the 2016 MCIT Awards at the Awards Ceremony of the Association of Minnesota Counties Conference in Minneapolis Dec. 5. As preventing and mitigating losses is key to the overall success and stability of MCIT, the Trust annually recognizes three counties that excel at risk management and loss control. On …