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2016 Rates Resume Downward Trend

August 11, 2015

Rates in 2014 and 2015 were strongly influenced by Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) claims and statutory changes in workers’ compensation benefits. Wanting to ensure that MCIT remained fully funded, members received notice of significant rate increases in both the property/casualty and workers’ compensation divisions in 2014. With the experience of 2014 property, casualty and …

MCIT Introduces Electronic Transfer of Funds for Members

July 18, 2015

A variety of financial points of contact occur between MCIT and members each year in which electronic transfer of funds would be appropriate: annual MCIT contribution payments (January) automobile audit—refunds and payments (June/July) workers’ compensation audit refunds (June/July) dividend payments (November) workers’ compensation audit payments (December) changes in business payments (as needed) Effective with the …

The Trend Continues: MCIT Announces Dividend

July 18, 2015

Since 1996 the performance of MCIT’s investments and the risk management efforts of members have provided the MCIT Board of Directors the ability consistently to announce a return of fund balance. During each dividend discussion, board members reaffirm that the program must remain fully funded and capable of responding to unexpected events that could affect …

Accident Reporting Rules Change for Minnesota OSHA

June 01, 2015

Adapted from Minnesota OSHA Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) adopted new federal rules in March for reporting inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, losses of eyes and fatalities to the agency. The new rules take effect Oct. 1, 2015. The changes are summarized below. Hospitalization, Amputation, Eye Loss For any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or eye loss, …

Pathway to MCIT County of the Year

June 01, 2015

Preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT, so every year MCIT recognizes the county that best excels at risk management and loss control by naming it the County of the Year. Members often inquire about what it takes to become County of the Year. Below is an outline …

3 New Training Videos Address Human Resources and Safety Concerns

March 16, 2015

MCIT has three new additions to its Video Library that address conflicts in the workplace, performance appraisals and workplace violence. Members are encouraged to use these resources as part of a comprehensive training program discussing the member’s policies and procedures. Conflicts in the Workplace: Sources and Solutions DVD 17 minutes AUDIENCE: All employees This video acknowledges …

‘Managing the Human Resource’: A Must Attend Seminar for Supervisors

March 11, 2015

The popular MCIT seminar “Managing the Human Resource” returns May 27 and 28 in St. Cloud. The seminar provides a solid introduction to the issues unique to managing employees in the public sector. The program is a must for anyone whose job requires making employment and personnel decisions in the public sector. Topics Hiring: job …

Onsite Building Appraisals Wrap Up in 2015

March 11, 2015

Having an accurate scheduled replacement cost for buildings ensures that the property can be repaired or replaced without the added stress of insufficient coverage. To assist members in this effort, every five years MCIT engages a firm to appraise all scheduled buildings above a predetermined threshold. The MCIT Board of Directors awarded a contract for …

2015 Coverage Reviews Available to Watch on Demand

February 11, 2015

Recordings of all 2015 MCIT Coverage Review webinars (broadcast in January) are available for viewing on demand at Webinar Archive. Members are encouraged to view these, as they address key areas of coverage and enhancements effective this year, in particular data compromise coverage. Each county member must have at least one representative attend or watch …

MCIT Board Selects Its 2015 Leadership

February 11, 2015

Scott Sanders Felix Schmiesing Graylen Carlson The MCIT Board of Directors held its organizational meeting Jan. 9. The first order of business was the election of officers. The most tenured members of the board were re-elected to fill the positions of chair, vice chair and secretary-treasurer. Scott Sanders, Watonwan County Commissioner, was re-elected chair on …