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2015 MCIT Annual Meeting Dec. 7

October 15, 2015

How Time Flies When You’re Having Fun Unlike a family that measures the passage of time with events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and weddings, MCIT must rely on the calendar. As we turned the page from September to October and November, deadlines for the 2015 annual membership meeting dominate the upcoming weeks. Dec. 7 …

Board Members to Be Elected at Annual Meeting

October 15, 2015

Each year, members’ voting delegates have the opportunity to elect their representative(s) to the MCIT Board of Directors. MCIT’s nine-member board consists of county commissioners, county auditors/auditor-treasurers and a county coordinator/administrator. Eight of the nine seats are voted upon by member counties at MCIT’s Annual Meeting. County commissioners, county auditors and county auditor-treasurers are eligible …

MCIT Sponsors AMC Conference Keynote Speaker: It’s OK to Unplug

October 15, 2015

Fellow Commissioners and County Staff: MCIT is proud to again sponsor a speaker at the AMC Annual Conference. This year’s message by Thom Singer is different from those of past years, which focused on managing technology risks that expose our organizations to loss. Singer’s message is not filled with demonstrations and horror stories of things …

OSHA Accident Reporting Rules Change

October 15, 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 took effect Oct. 1. The changes are summarized below. Hospitalization, Amputation, Eye Loss For any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or eye loss, employers …

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 …