Introducing the First Responder Assistance Program
IMWCA is happy to inform you of a valuable new fringe benefit for all of our First Responders, their spouses, and their dependents. The First Responders Assistance Program provided by Connections, Inc. is an important problem-solving benefit available to you and your family.
IMWCA is open for business, just like our members
In combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many business operations have changed. What has not changed is IMWCA's ability to support local government by helping to keep employees safe and working. We understand our members are adapting to this situation. While we will not be making any face-to-face visits in the foreseeable future, rest assured that IMWCA is here to serve our members and assist with any inquiries you may have.
Company Nurse continues to be available 24/7 to report injuries and triage incidents.
Our in house claims staff is available to assist injured workers and manage open claims.
Our Online University continues to be available for training. Let us know if you want a list of recommended training for your employees.
Loss control staff is available for telephonic and video consultations.
Our human resource specialist is available for telephonic and video consultations.
Our underwriter continues to process payroll renewal worksheets in preparation for the new policy period and can assist members and agents.
Marketing is also available to assist members and our agency force with anything they may need, including new member opportunities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our staff. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
If you need anything, please contact us. Thank you!
One-Day Safety University October 13
The 2020 One-Day Safety University was held virtually on October 13. You can review the recordings from the meeting.
Safety Director Michael Raner will highlight the results of the safety grant study that took place last winter involving the use of slip-resistant footwear. Michael will discuss what footwear was optimal and under what circumstances. He will also cover training, policies and enforcement issues that were part of the study. Great information for safety directors as well as department heads on a great way to reduce a significant number of claims.
Lisa Mart, IMWCA human resources specialist and Maynard Wellik from Connections Inc., will cover two new programs IMWCA has rolled out with Connections Inc.; a First Responders Employee Assistance Program and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Services. Plan on attending and encourage the managers of your first responders to attend and learn more about these benefits.
The IMWCA loss control staff will share what are the 5 top questions they get from members and why those questions are important to the safety of employees and the benefit to members. Topics will include why local governments are not exempt from Iowa Law to what safety programs do local governments need and how often do we need to train our employees.
Visit the coronavirus resource page
, a webpage to provide our members with the necessary resources and tools to ensure local leaders are prepared for the current outbreak of the coronavirus virus (COVID-19).