Greenfield Earns Insurance Premium Credits

MIIA Rewards Program Pays Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 25, 2016

Contact:  Office of the Mayor, (413) 772-1560

 

GREENFIELD – Mayor William Martin announced today that Greenfield has received a refund of $17,710 on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year -- thanks to an incentive program offered by its insurance provider, the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Greenfield earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughout the year, conducted in partnership with MIIA.

In its ongoing work to keep the Greenfield community safer and fiscally stronger, the Town implemented loss control and safety measures, coupled with administrative procedures, to reduce the risk of accidents and property damage. In addition, local employees participated in MIIA no-cost training programs that promote effective management and safe operations.

Human Resources Director Dennis Helmus praised the program. “The Town of Greenfield partners with MIIA to provide a variety of safety and other trainings that enhance the workforce’s awareness of workplace injury risks and prevention, as well as increasing skills in focused job task areas. Subsequently, the Town receives a reduction in their liability and workers compensation premiums, which is a positive incentive.” Added Mayor Martin, “We are fortunate to have skilled and focused employees working to improve efficiency while promoting ideas to save the taxpayer money, and we look forward to collaborating with MIIA in the future.”

Stanley Corcoran, Executive Vice President of MIIA said, “We commend Greenfield for working hard over the past year to promote safety in the workplace and mitigate risk, which in turn has helped them lower insurance costs and earn back these Reward funds. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with local leaders to ensure employees are well trained and prepared, to help avoid unnecessary risks and losses, and to help save local taxpayer dollars.”

 

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