Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday. At MTM, staff in underwriting, sales and loss control are working hard on the December and January member renewals. While many members have minor renewal changes, others have added/deleted locations, new contracts with higher payroll or new operations in class codes. Sales and underwriting are working to apply the...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Travis Halsted, Loss Control Consultant While visiting any of our valued policyholders, I am witness to some incredible machinery that complete even more amazing processes. While so much attention is paid to the machinery and the guarding that is required, there are tools that are often overlooked. Within each work area there is often a...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Updated sets of the State and Federal Labor Law posters have been mailed out to all current policyholders. If you have any questions or need additional sets please contact Patty Allen at patricia.allen@mtmic.com or (248) 715-0013.

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • At the MTM annual members meeting October 19th, we had a couple terrific guest speakers and presented the current status for a members dividend in March 2018. At the meeting we also had the handoff of the MTM Chairman’s leadership from Kurt Heuser to Jack Accardo. Kurt was the Chairman for 5 years and below...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Donna MotleyVice President of Claims The American Diabetes Association reports that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4%) had diabetes. Of the 30.3 million Americans, only 23.1 were diagnosed, with 7.2 million Americans undiagnosed. On top of that, 84.1 million Americans (18 years or older) were considered “pre-diabetic”. As of 2015, diabetes was the 7th...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Over the last several months I have given you profiles on the MTM Board of Directors, Board Finance and Marketing Committees and staff. It is easy to overlook another integral part of the MTM team, and that is our outside actuary. First let me describe how the outside actuary comes into play in the insurance...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Ruth Kiefer, Loss Control Manager, MSc, ARM Last year was a record year in the State of Michigan for high fall injuries and fatalities related to those falls. Our policyholders were fortunate enough not to sustain any of the noted fatalities, but we did however, have some severe high fall injuries along with other worker...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Yes, We Have a Heart

  • By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims I think, as an insurance company, we are automatically given a bad reputation. Most people, at one time or another over the course of years, have had an experience with their insurance carrier, either vehicle or home owners. I am no exception. I would agree with most people that...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Harvey and Irma Harvey and Irma continue to be front page news. Headlines in the paper “Insurance Premiums could Climb beyond Disaster Areas” and “Companies Look to Recoup Billions Paid in Hurricane Harvey and Irma”. This may be a good time for an insurance executive class 101. Reinsurance is insurance bought by insurance companies. A...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • All too often we read of crane and rigging accidents that cause death and extensive damage. Crane operators following basic safe hoisting can prevent most crane and rigging accidents. The most important step in any rigging operation is determining the weight of the load to be hoisted. This information can be obtained from shipping papers,...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Renewal Update

  • Payroll renewal forms have been sent out to all insureds that have an effective date in January 2018. We are asking for your estimated annual payroll for 2018 which assists in reducing the chance for additional audit money due and the end of your policy. Please complete the form and return it to Glenda Moyle...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Thursday, October 19 11:00 am – 2:00 pm The Inn at St. John’s   It is almost time for the MTMIC Annual Member Meeting and there is still time to RSVP if you haven’t already done so. Invitations went out in the mail a few weeks ago and registration can be emailed to Patty Allen...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • In the last two weeks I attended the Michigan State insurance association meeting, MTM Board meeting, the summer MTM staff picnic, and some MTM member shop visits. After these meetings I was reminded how different and special MTM is. The insurance association meeting was attended by many fine people. In the group discussions, I was...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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How, What and Why

  • By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims As your Workers’ Compensation carrier, we provide a service. Hopefully, part of that service is to make your job a little easier. In today’s world, everyone is busy. We can help take some tasks off your shoulders. After a work related injury, we can contact the doctor’s office...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • “Members own and direct” is more than an MTM saying. It is something that we live by daily whether it be a member’s dividend program that in large equated to an average 23.4% of each member’s premium, or as I often say, my bosses as President of MTM are my 10 Board of Directors that...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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New Safety Videos

  • By Travis Halsted, Loss Control Consultant MTMIC is proud to announce that there are several new safety videos available to you on the MTMIC Client Portal. The videos that were recently added to an already extensive streaming video collection include; Bloodborne Pathogens, Walking and Working Surface Safety, First Aid Awareness, Lockout/Tagout Practices and Procedures, and...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Travis Halsted, Loss Control Consultant Whether it be a foundry, fabrication facility, snack food warehouse, welding facility or one of the many other industries that MTMIC works with, compressed gas cylinders can be found in the majority of them. Compressed gas cylinders serve a plethora of purposes, but also provide just as many hazards....

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Look for your invitation in the mail soon! The Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth, MI October 19, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Agenda Shoulder Evaluation: The Industrial Athlete and a Return to Work Approach Scott Smith, MPT Senior Regional Director – ATI Physical Therapy Living by Design James E. Blessman, Jr., MD, MPH...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims OPIoIDs – Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Norco), Tramadol (Ultram). Drugs used to control “chronic” pain. Drugs used post-surgery. Drugs used to control “any” pain. Drugs that can be highly addictive. Drugs that are talked about in the news on a regular basis in relation to an epidemic...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • It is hard to believe that three years and six months ago I left my keys on the desk and walked out of my office door for the last time. Who would have thought that after that much time I have been asked to write for the MTMIC Newsletter? Normally I start my dialogue with...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • By Chris Demeter, Senior Loss Control Consultant The term “robot” readily evokes a mental image to most people. Depending on your age, it could be R2D2 from the Star Wars movies, the Mars Land Rover, or you may have iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. In 1954, George Devol developed the first programmable Robot. It weighed two tons...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • SHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. According to their website, they are extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A. Updates will be posted to the following OSHA webpage when they are...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Customer Survey

  • Once again MTMIC will be sending out a customer survey to gather your input on how we are doing. If you receive an email from sales@mtmic.com for a Survey Monkey survery, please complete it so that we can continue to improve our service. Should you have any questions, please contact Patty Allen at (248) 725-0013.

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Save the Date

  •   Our Annual Meeting will be taking place on October 19th, 2017 at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. We are excited to announce that Dr. James E. Blessman will be one of our featured speakers at the Annual Meeting As a graduate of Cass Tech High School, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University,...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • Normally, each month, I give you a technical critique on some Workers’ Comp issue or provide an update on company financials. Often, our members ask me about an update on the Members’ Dividend Program. Since the Member’s dividends were delivered in March and we’re still early in the year to give any financial predictions of...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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Behind the Scenes

  • By Donna Motley, Vice President of Claims What is entailed in processing a Workers’ Compensation injury claim? Once the claim form is submitted and set up in our system, it is more than just processing and paying the medical bills. In most cases the injured worker is treating with the employer’s Occupational Clinic. It is...

Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
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  • With spring weather finally arriving, many companies are now hiring summer interns or have youth employment. There are some tricky pieces to young employment that are worth sharing with you. First be advised or warned that youth employment rules are strictly enforced. Regulators take great care of providing an extra layer of protection for employees...

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