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    Protected Loss Fund Program Webinar Series: Part 2

    In Part 2 of 3 of the PLFP webinar series presented by John Greenburg, we discuss the importance of keeping claims to a minimum and reporting them early to Gallagher Bassett to keep claim costs down. We also examine how to identify risks that can exist around us and our facilities and provide a better understanding of the most common recommendations we make to our locations. The slideshow used in this webinar is also available for download.

    Staying Ahead of Winter Weather

    This webinar provides information on how to prevent inevitable risks during the winter months and an overview of the Travelers’ Risk Control website.

    Statewide School Drinking Water Quality Program Funding Available Beginning October 17

    "Beginning October 17, 2016, funding will become available for the statewide school drinking water quality program. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will reimburse public schools and registered nonpublic schools up to $950 per school building for drinking water testing, fixture replacements, plumbing assessments, or filter purchases for expense incurred between July 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017. Eligible districts will apply through the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+). Once the application is approved, districts will be able to request reimbursement through the Cash Management System (CMS). Registered Nonpublic Schools are required to have reported in MEGS+ for the 2016–17 school year to be considered eligible." Read the official State of Michigan memorandum.

    New Travel Accident Policy

    Effective currently, the Michigan Catholic Conference now includes a Travel Assistance Plan within the Protected Loss Fund Program. The program is completely free for travel participants and includes all priests, religious, clergy, students, volunteers, employees and Guests who are in Active Service. Please review the Policy Details of this coverage and familiarize yourself with the benefits it provides. Every travel participant should be given a copy of the Travel Assistance Program Handout for quick reference and guidance in case of an incident during a trip. If you have any questions, please refer to the Travel Accident Policy FAQs or contact us.

    New Training Platform Now Available

    Please click on the Learning Management System link above to be directed to our Risk Control Training platform. We currently have over 20 modules that will help build your loss prevention skillset and we plan to add more in the future. This is a free service and the individual registration allows the entire staff to participate.

    Michigan's New Sports Concussion Law

    Effective June 30, 2013, all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity must comply with Michigan’s Sports Concussion Awareness Laws, Public Acts 342 & 343 of 2012. There are many specific requirements in the sports concussion legislation, including requirements to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program, providing educational materials related to the signs and symptoms of concussions to parents and guardians, and the handling of an athlete who may have sustained a concussion.

    Important News Regarding Clergy Auto Insurance and Secretary of State Fraud Program

    The Michigan Secretary of State has instituted a fraud procedure that may affect the renewal of your license plates. The Clergy Auto Program is written on a “Commercial Policy”. With your name and vehicle information on the ID card, some offices are presuming this is personal automobile coverage and try to find your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in their database. This being a commercial policy, the VIN is not in the database and this flags their fraud program. Please keep this letter of explanation with you and present it to the Secretary of State and they can call Michigan Catholic Conference for confirmation, if needed.

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