Workers' Compensation Safety Incentive Program - Introduction

IMPORTANT UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENSION

The Workers Compensation Safety Incentive Program (WCSIP) is available exclusively to all MMA Workers’ Compensation Fund Members.If you have not joined this program, now is the time.We encourage you to review this program and see how simple it is to participate.We welcome you to join with the over 100 Members have taken those steps and have received financial savings on their annual Workers Compensation contribution.To allow the additional time needed to join, we have extended the deadline to start the process, the due dates are:

The Acknowledgment is now due on or before July 1, 2022.

The Resolve is due on or before August 1, 2022.

The Verification for Tier Assignment form will remain due to us on or before September 1, 2022.

 

Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Services will continue a program to work in partnership with our Workers’ Compensation Fund members to improve workplace safety and the member's workers’ compensation experience.  The goals of this program are to:

  • Reduce the incidence of injury and illness throughout the operations
  • Improve overall safety in the work environment
  • Maintain lines of communication with all employees
  • Protect members’ assets
  • Promote a self‐sustaining safety culture
  • Utilize best practices claim management
  • Provide financial incentives which reward our partnership toward safety

Participation in the program is on a voluntary basis and eligible credits will be applied effective January 1, 2023. These credits will only be added at the next renewal (no mid‐term adjustments will be made). Each member must elect to be part of the program by sending us the Acknowledgement Form on or before July 1, 2022, the Resolve Form on or before August 1, 2022, and the Data Verification Form on or before September 1, 2022. The Risk Management Services team will work with the member to help achieve its safety goals.

Each qualifying member may receive an incentive credit up to 10%. The program is tiered into three levels based on documented performance.  The tiers and associated credits are:

  • Tier I....................... 5%
  • Tier II.................... 7.5%
  • Tier III.................... 10%

The application of a tier credit will not reduce the annual contribution below the minimum contribution level.  However, for those members affected by the minimum contribution level (currently $500 or less) they will receive additional consideration as part of a safety enhancement grant application.

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