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Recoveries Help Contain Coverage Costs

May 04, 2022

MCIT member claims can sometimes involve a third party who is legally responsible for the loss or damage in whole or in part. In these cases, MCIT does not leave the money on the table. Rather, the claims staff pursues recovery of those funds on the member’s behalf. The processes of salvage, subrogation and restitution …

FMLA Questions Arise During ‘Managing the Human Resource’ Seminar

May 04, 2022

Participants at the MCIT-sponsored “Managing the Human Resource” seminar held in April posed a number of questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), particularly about which employers are covered under FMLA and which employees are eligible under the Act. The issue of remote work sites presents the opportunity to look at FMLA in …

Q&A with Gerd Clabaugh, MCIT Executive Director

May 04, 2022

Since joining MCIT as executive director in January, Gerd Clabaugh has immersed himself in learning about the organization, its members and risk sharing pools, as well as getting to know the MCIT staff. He brings decades of public-sector work experience to MCIT. You have spent most of your career in public service. What interests you …

PATROL: Online Training Meets Law Enforcement Needs

May 04, 2022

For more than 2,100 deputies representing 70 MCIT members, PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited Training Online) has proven to be a valuable and efficient training service. As sheriffs start working on their budget proposals for 2023, MCIT reminds them to maintain or increase their subscriptions with PATROL or to give the cost-effective service a try. It …

DLI Website Highlights Sick and Safe Leave Law

May 04, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently launched the webpage DLI.mn.gov/sick-leave, which includes a summary of the Minnesota sick and safe leave law, explanations of who is covered and what is covered, along with offering a fact sheet. MCIT members are encouraged to review their personnel policies to confirm that the provisions of Minnesota’s …

Keep These Factors in Mind About Employing Minors

May 04, 2022

As summer approaches many employers may be thinking of seasonal employees or summer interns. Employers need to be aware of the child labor standards that apply to employees under the age of 18. Employers can be fined for failure to comply with child labor laws and face misdemeanor charges for repeated violations. These standards are …

Board Leadership Positions Announced

February 22, 2022

The MCIT Board of Directors unanimously re-elected during its Jan. 14 meeting the current slate of board officers to continue in those leadership positions through 2022. Sherburne County Commissioner Felix Schmiesing is the board chair, his fourth year in the role. Yellow Medicine County Commissioner Ron Antony and Stearns County Auditor Randy Schreifels return as …

Consultants to Meet with Counties: Protect Your Property

February 22, 2022

Make the Most of MCIT Coverage MCIT risk management consultants Paul Hajduk and Tom Suppes will be meeting with county members in-person or virtually this year to assist them in understanding their property loss exposures and how to ensure adequate coverage should the county experience a property or auto physical damage loss. The purpose of …

Reminder: Submit 2022 EDP Inventory by April 30

February 22, 2022

Each member’s annual inventory of electronic data processing (EDP) equipment must be submitted to MCIT by April 30. The inventory of items that accept and manipulate data or are connected to a computer system needs to include all EDP equipment that the member wants covered. MCIT does not accept separate department inventories. The member’s EDP …

Safeguard Employees’ Private Information: Use Secure E-mail

February 22, 2022

During the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, many members began submitting home COVID-19 test results as part of the workers’ compensation claim. Unlike with health care provider administered tests that include patient verification, home tests do not. To ensure claim integrity, MCIT asks that members provide appropriate identification of employees along with home test results. …