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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 …

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 …