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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 …

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Reflects on End of Era, Looks Ahead for MCIT

October 01, 2018

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2019. In preparing for this milestone, MCIT invites members to the 2018 annual membership meeting to learn first-hand how the efforts of the past 39 years have positioned the Trust to face the opportunities and challenges of the future. The 2018 Annual Membership Meeting is …

Open Meeting Law Interpretation Upheld

August 31, 2018

Minnesota Supreme Court The Minnesota Open Meeting Law provides that “if a person has been found to have intentionally violated this chapter [the Open Meeting Law] in three or more actions brought under this chapter involving the same governing body, such person shall forfeit any further right to serve on such governing body or in …

Time Is Running Out for No-cost ‘Resilience II’ Training

July 30, 2018

Tips, Techniques for Tough Situations Sand Creek, MCIT’s Employee Assistance Program provider, under the direction of MCIT has developed the new two-part educational program “Resilience II” for county members of MCIT. The training strengthens both personal and professional resilience—the ability to respond positively to and recover from difficult situations. The sessions build on information from …

2019 Aggregate Rates: Steady and Predictable

July 30, 2018

During the MCIT Board of Directors meeting July 13, board members voted on aggregate rates for 2019. The board approved no adjustment in property/casualty aggregate rates for 2019 and a reduction of 6.4 percent for aggregate workers’ compensation rates. The rate decisions were based on analysis from Actuarial Advisors, MCIT’s long-time actuary. Factors Balance Out …

New PTSD Law Reminds Us to Address Employees’ Mental Health

July 02, 2018

At the close of the 2018 legislative session, Governor Dayton signed a bill that provides a workers’ compensation presumption to first responders who develop a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their employment. This new PTSD law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, and applies to: licensed police officers firefighters paramedics emergency medical technicians …

New Workers’ Compensation Representative Hired

July 02, 2018

MCIT is happy to announce that it has hired Daisy Gutierrez as a workers’ compensation claims representative. Gutierrez joined MCIT May 16. Gutierrez has six years of workers’ compensation claim handling experience. She last worked for Sedgwick CMS, where she was a workers’ compensation claims examiner and a senior disability claims representative. As an MCIT …