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Welcome to the Winter 2019 issue of the Agent Insider!
TABLE OF CONTENTS

2019 Dividend Amount — And Coverage, Rate, and Other Updates for 2019-2020

PTSD — Impact on Rates and Loss Control Efforts

LMCIT Member Center Workers' Comp Update

National League of Cities Report on Cybersecurity

Auto Scheduling and Valuation

Staff Spotlight: Shawna Thompson

LMCIT Staff Contact Info

E-Newsletter Archives

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2019 Dividend Amount - And Coverage, Rate, and Other Updates for 2019-2020

UpdatesThe League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) Board recently approved a $2.5 million dividend that will be returned to property/casualty (P/C) members.

The Board also approved coverage, rates, and other changes for both the P/C and workers’ comp (WC) programs for the coming year. Coverage and rate changes will apply to renewals 11/15/19 and after for the P/C program, and renewals 1/1/20 and after for the WC program.

Please click the links below to read more detailed information on each of these changes:
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PTSD - Impact on Rates and Loss Control Efforts

PTSDPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been in the news lately, for good reason. Police, fire, and other first responders may be at particular risk — and as a compensable injury under the Minnesota workers’ compensation laws, the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) and our members are seeing increased financial and social impacts. 

We are currently projecting PTSD to make up almost 20% of our total workers’ compensation incurred costs over the next year, and we anticipate it may place continuing pressure on rates for public safety job classes. More importantly, PTSD has human costs that range from the impact on affected individuals and their families to staffing challenges for those cities with employees who are suffering from it.
 
The good news is there are various treatments that have proven effective in many situations. We are working to make these protocols more widely available throughout the state. We are also working with public safety leaders to help destigmatize PTSD.

An important step in doing so is our recent hiring of a public safety program coordinator who will focus on coordinating with other stakeholders to create and implement a long-term strategy to build resiliency and prevention methods, encourage diagnosis, and ensure access to appropriate treatment.


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LMCIT Member Center Workers' Comp Update 

Member CenterThe goal of the LMCIT Member Center is to put the most frequently requested risk management information in one easy-to-access place. One of the last efforts in achieving that goal was to include the workers’ comp (WC) loss information, and that is now available! 

Agents can access the member’s WC claims and loss history. In addition, you can view and download the latest loss runs both in PDF and Excel format. The PDF format is static and in the current format which we send to members. The Excel format will allow you to filter and sort the data to analyze your member’s claims information. 

Access the Member Center page on the League’s website.


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National League of Cities Report on Cybersecurity 

CybersecurityThe National League of Cities (NLC), a national association of which the League is a member, is a resource and advocate for the nation’s cities and their leaders. NLC recently released a report that discusses things like how cities have fought back against hackers, statistics that compare cities’ cybersecurity preparedness, and ways for cities to improve cybersecurity practices.

New Report: What Cities Should Know About Cybersecurity


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Auto Scheduling and Valuation 

Auto SchedulingDo the members you work with find it difficult to monitor their auto schedules? Here is a resource that provides guidance for effectively tracking and managing auto schedules. It also provides information on establishing auto values. 


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Staff Spotlight

Shawna ThompsonShawna Thompson recently celebrated 20 years of service with the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust!

Name: Shawna Thompson

Title: Property/Casualty Underwriter

What I like best about my job: There are so many things I love about my job! There is always something new to learn — either about the cities or the special districts. I love how we always try to accommodate members’ needs. When I worked in public sector, in the standard market, we never communicated directly with the cities. I have learned so many things about the cities in Minnesota that I would have never known otherwise!

City I grew up in: I grew up in Garden Grove, CA. The city borders Anaheim (where Disneyland is), and Disneyland opened the year I was born. We could see the fireworks every night from our house and went to the theme park at least two times a year. I also got to attend a wedding on John Wayne’s yacht, “The Wild Goose.”


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LMCIT Staff Contact Info

We realize that between LMCIT's Loss Control, Underwriting, and Claims departments, there are a lot of names and contact information to keep track of! The League's website allows you to search for a person by department or employee name, and the contact information for each employee is also provided.

Bookmark this link or otherwise keep it handy so that you can easily access the LMCIT contact information you need!
 

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