(September 11, 2018) – Douglas has received $15270 back on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year—thanks to an incentive program offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider. Douglas earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughout the year, conducted in partnership with MIIA. In fiscal year 2018, which concluded on June 30, MIIA awarded over $3.5 million of premium credits collectively to its membership of the Rewards program – resulting in a 16-year total of $32.7 million since the program’s inception.
Committed to keeping the community safer and fiscally stronger, Douglas implemented loss control and safety measures as well as administrative procedures that reduce the risk of accidents and property damage. In addition, local employees participated in training programs that promote effective management and safe operations. MIIA offers these no-cost programs as a benefit to help member communities reduce their risks as well as insurance premiums.
Matthew J. Wojcik, Town Administrator said, "The Town of Douglas will continue to work with MIIA each and every year to identify and address risks. The premium incentive program is an effective tool to motivate the Town to save taxpayer funds through prudent management of those issues most likely to generate claims. We are grateful to MIIA for providing training and other resources to support our working relationship."
Stanley Corcoran, Executive Vice President of MIIA said, “Douglas has worked very hard over the past year to promote safety in the workplace and mitigate risk. As a result, they have helped lower their own insurance costs and earn these Rewards funds. We commend Douglas for its efforts. We also 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.”
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. Municipal insurance its only business, MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.emiia.org and www.mma.org