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EDP Inventory Due April 30

March 13, 2019

On April 1, MCIT will request an updated electronic data processing (EDP) equipment inventory from each member’s primary contact. The inventory must include all EDP equipment—from all departments—that it wants covered, including its replacement cost value. The inventory is due to MCIT by April 30. With the 2019 enhancements for electronic data processing coverage comes …

Online Coverage Change Requests Coming March 21

March 05, 2019

MCIT is pleased to announce that it has completed the conversion of its underwriting system to the online platform. As a result, beginning March 21, members will be able to submit all auto, property, inland marine and canine coverage changes through the online MCIT member portal. In addition, members will be able to request certificates …

MCIT Cyber Coverage Program Expands

March 05, 2019

Cyber claim exposures continue to be a complex and evolving threat. Several years ago, MCIT analyzed potential exposures presented by the membership and in response debuted a comprehensive suite of cyber-related coverages in 2017. It was determined that MCIT could no longer rely on the limited coverage included in the property and general liability coverage …

MCIT Risk Management Consultant Jane Hennagir Retires

March 05, 2019

MCIT bids farewell to retiring Risk Management Consultant Jane Hennagir March 29. Hennagir has provided professional risk management advice to members since 2000. She began working for the MCIT program as an account executive with the third-party administrator Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Hennagir became an MCIT employee in 2010 when MCIT reorganized and brought the risk …

2019 Report to Counties: Managing Risks Together

March 05, 2019

This year MCIT and its members celebrate 40 years of successfully coming together to manage risks. During the year, MCIT representatives will meet with each county board to provide a report on MCIT and discuss how the county has contributed to the success of the program. This year’s report highlights key developments in the organization. …

Alert: Members Hit by Payroll Scam

February 28, 2019

Safeguard Against Electronic Theft of Employee Pay In recent weeks, several MCIT members have reported the electronic theft of employee payroll by an external entity. Mimicking the employee’s office e-mail address (often found on the member’s website), the external entity sent a request to payroll asking that the direct deposit of the employee’s paycheck be …

Coverage Reviews Available to Watch on Demand

February 04, 2019

Recordings of all 2019 MCIT Coverage Review webinars 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, in particular for drones, class III dams and data compromise/CyberOne coverage. The primary contact or designee for each county member must …

MCIT Board Leaders Decided for 2019

February 04, 2019

For the first time since 2013, the MCIT Board of Directors meeting convened without a board chair. The first order of business; therefore, was the election of officers. Most pressing was the election of the board chair. Executive Director Robyn Sykes called for nominations for board chair. Polk County Commissioner Don Diedrich quickly motioned to …

EDP Inventory: EDP Coverage Enhancements Require Member Action

February 04, 2019

A single updated EDP inventory is due April 30 to MCIT. It must include all EDP equipment a member wants covered—from all departments—including replacement cost values. With the 2019 enhancements for electronic data processing coverage comes increased importance on the member’s role in developing and maintaining a single EDP inventory of covered electronic equipment. MCIT’s …

Workers’ Compensation PTSD Presumption, Benefits Change

January 02, 2019

The Minnesota Legislature passed a bill in 2018 to amend the workers’ compensation statute to provide an evidentiary presumption for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in first responders. The law took effect Jan. 1, 2019. The presumption is that a diagnosis of PTSD made following an incident that occurred while the employee is on active duty …