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MCIT Debuts New Logo

January 02, 2019

During its 40 years of serving counties and associated public entities, MCIT has undergone significant changes—notably construction of the headquarters in 2001 and most recently self-administration of all MCIT functions. The evolution of MCIT has been thoughtful, and during the changes, the MCIT logo purposefully remained the same. After 25 years, though, it was time …

2018 Annual Meeting Sets Stage for Next 40 Years

January 02, 2019

There was a quiet sense of accomplishment as the 2018 annual meeting of the MCIT membership was convened. This year’s gathering celebrated not only the accomplishments of 2018 but more notably, the successes of the past 40 years of the organization. Shortly after calling the meeting to order, Chair Scott Sanders asked MCIT Finance Manager …

Diedrich Re-elected to MCIT Board of Directors

January 02, 2019

Pursuant to the MCIT Bylaws, the election of a board member was conducted during the annual membership meeting Dec. 3 in Bloomington. One seat was up for election. Nominating Committee member Dan Kuhns, Waseca County Commissioner, announced that the seat held by Polk County Commissioner, Don Diedrich was up for election with Diedrich seeking another …

Sanders’ Service Recognized

January 02, 2019

During the 2018 MCIT annual meeting, then MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders (Watonwan County Commissioner) was recognized for his service to the organization. Sanders was appointed to the board in spring 2005 to fill the unexpired term of a departing board member. During his 14 years with MCIT, he served on every board committee and …

2018 MCIT Awards Winners

January 02, 2019

MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders announced the latest recipients of MCIT’s awards during the 2018 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Annual Membership Meeting held in Bloomington Dec. 3. Preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT, so every year MCIT recognizes three counties that excel at risk management and loss …

Taking on More Risk with Reinsurance Renewal Saves Members’ Money

November 29, 2018

The discussion regarding the purchase of reinsurance in 2019 took an unexpected turn during the November MCIT Board of Directors meeting. After much consideration, MCIT will increase its self-insured risk to save more than $400,000 in premium for 2019. Property Market Interested; Liability Is Cautious Representatives of Guy Carpenter, MCIT’s reinsurance broker, advised that more …

Four Employees Join MCIT Team

November 29, 2018

During the past few months, MCIT has welcomed four new employees. Three of the four joined the workers’ compensation team and the fourth became part of the field services group. Mimi Lynn took over as the nurse case manager for the workers’ compensation unit Aug. 20 after Colleen Gerlach retired earlier in the month. In …

Board Approves Coverage Enhancements for 2019

November 29, 2018

The MCIT Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Governance Committee to modify coverage during the board’s November meeting. Coverage enhancements for 2019 address builder’s risk, dams, data compromise and cyber liability, general liability, and electronic data processing equipment.* All changes approved by the board become effective Jan. 1, 2019, and will be detailed in …

2019 Coverage Review Webinars Scheduled for Jan. 17

November 29, 2018

MCIT will present 2019 Coverage Review webinars in mid-January. Each webinar discusses coverage changes, common questions about all coverage types and how to report claims. The one-hour live “Property and Liability Coverage Review” is appropriate for all member types and will be presented Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. This webinar includes a Q&A session with …

Step Wisely Winter 2018-’19 Items Released

October 01, 2018

  New Step Wisely winter slip, trip and fall prevention no-cost materials were recently released that highlight seasonal hazards and how employees and visitors can avoid injury. The new designs use emojis to tell the safety story with humor and eye-catching images. Annually slips, trips and falls represent a large number and significant cost of …