The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) is a nonprofit and is owned by its members. That goes all the way to our board. The MCWCF is managed by an 11-member Board of Trustees whose counties participate in the fund.
2016 Dividend Report (for 2015 Plan Year)
Board of Trustees
Douglas Johnson, Otsego County
Jack Shattuck, Ionia County
Ed Boettcher, Antrim County
Frank Walterhouse, Benzie County
Michael Newman, Cheboygan County
Robert Showers, Clinton County
David Rivard, Delta County
Joseph Bonovetz, Gogebic County
Donald Parker, Livingston County
Pat Gardner, Newaygo County
Thomas Bardwell, Tuscola County
Steve Currie, MAC executive director
NEWS (1/4/17): Application Period for Round 1 of 2017 Loss Prevention Grants runs through Feb. 9
MCWCF's innovative grant program is entering its fourth year of providing assistance to members committed to employee safety. Eligible members of the MCWCF can now apply for a Round 1 grant.
Please note: Those members who received grants during Round 2 of 2016 are NOT eligible to apply for this round. Those members may apply again during Round 2 this summer.
To apply: Download the revised Application Packet, as there are changes to the application. Please remember:
- The maximum request is $5,000
- You must have an active workplace safety committee
- Each member entity is allowed only one (1) application per round
- Members are eligible to receive only one grant in a calendar year
Applications are due to the MCWCF offices by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2017.
Round 1 awards will be announced at the MAC-MCMCFC Legislative Conference in Lansing, March 27-29.
NEWS (11/7/16): MCWCF Board selects CompOne to provide service for members
On Jan. 1, 2017, MCWCF welcomes CompOne Administrators, a Michigan-based firm, as the new third-party administrator to handle claims administration for our members.
"This change is the result of our board's regular review of all of our vendor contracts to ensure our members are getting the best services at the best market rates," explained Tim McGuire, the fund's administrator. "We are excited at the skills and commitment to customer service we see in CompOne."
For members who are not familiar with the firm, we have collected an array of information to give you its backgrounda and address common question as we begin this transition:
NEWS (11/7/16): MCWCF announces largest dividend in its nearly 40-year history
Members of the Michigan Counties Workers' Compensation Fund (MCWCF) will receive $3.1 million in premium dividends this fall, the largest single-year dividend in the fund's nearly 40-year history.
These dividends result from "surplus" funds from policy premiums paid by members, but not utilized due to the fund's excellent claims management and innovative loss prevention strategies, explained Timothy K. McGuire, the fund's administrator.
"We send out so much material on how to protect employees – webinars, email blasts, newsletters, on-site consultant visits – that I'm sure members get a little annoyed," McGuire said. "Of course, all that work pays off at the end of the year when we get return so many dollars to them in dividends. As we did last year, we are issuing a record dividend – and maintaining our strong financial history that goes back four decades.
The fund, a nonprofit, member-owned pool, was started in 1979. Its 83 members stretch from Gogebic County in the western Upper Peninsula to Monroe County in Southeast Michigan. In addition to county governments, the fund insures medical care facilities, housing commissions, road commissions, transport authorities, community mental health agencies and two villages.
NEWS (9/21/16): MCWCF issues another $28,000 to county agencies for employee safety purchases
The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) announced grants to agencies in nine counties to help reduce employee accidents and injuries on Sept. 17 at the 2016 Michigan Association of Counties Annual Conference.
These sums are part of the MCWCF’s Loss Prevention Grants Program, started in 2014. With this round of grants, totaling nearly $28,000, the MCWCF has now handed out about $125,000.
NEWS (9/15/16): State Rep. Mary Whiteford presents MCWCF grant check to Interurban Transit
State Rep. Mary Whiteford helped deliver an MCWCF Loss Prevention Grant check to Interurban Transit in September.
The $2,500 check, issued via the first round of the 2016 grants cycle, will help purchase ergonomic chairs for the agency's employees.
The presentation and program were featured in The Commerical-Record, which shared the photo with MCWCF. Whiteford (right) is shown with Interurban Board Chair Tarue Pullen (left) and Executive Director Phyllis Yff (seated).
Endorsed Agency of the MCWCF
MCWCF members also have on-demand access to the training library of Midwest Employers Casualty Company. Just use your logon and password provided by Midwest to view any training module at any time, all courtesy of MCWCF and Midwest.