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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!


IMWCA Spring Training Presentations

IMWCA hosted a training on April 1. The presentations are listed below. If you would like additional training for your staff on any of the topics, please reach out to IMWCA staff at 

Timely Claims Reporting
Dean Schade will cover why timely reporting of claims is important for protecting the employee from further injury, managing the claim correctly and why it’s essential for improving safety in the workplace. Dean will also explain the safety grant and innovation award programs that the IMWCA Board set up in 2019. Previous successful projects will be discussed to help attendees understand what the committee is looking for in applications. The application process will also be covered.
Youth (child labor/minors) often are indispensable in local government workplaces. Youth are especially important when it comes to seasonal workers. Join Lisa Mart as she discusses the different ways local governments rely on youth workers, the different laws and regulations that cover youth workers and tips for employers to successfully manage these youth. Lisa will also be talking about junior/cadet/student firefighters and the new coverage initiative that IMWCA will be offering on July 1, 2021.

Join Andrew Justice as he helps you understand volunteers as it relates to workers’ compensation coverage. Participants learn about non-statutory and statutory volunteers, with an emphasis on the differences between the two. Explore coverage options for volunteers not automatically covered by Chapter 85 of the Iowa Code.​

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Fax: (978) 367-2862
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