A newly-passed law in Massachusetts makes changes to employee safety requirements in the public sector workplace. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) is charged with enforcing the amended law, which takes effect on February 1, 2019.
Michael Standing, President and CEO, discussed A.I.M. Mutual's injury management approach to the opioid crisis in a recent article for IN, the quarterly publication of the National Association of Mutual Insurers.
As phishing scams become more sophisticated, it’s critically important to educate your employees. Send reminders out frequently, cautioning users to think twice before clicking on a link or on an attachment they never requested.
Employers often think modified duty isn’t an option for them. That’s a common misconception. In fact, our claim specialists can help policyholders put these positions in place for virtually all jobs – before the work injury ever happens.
Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs, awarded a Best Wellness Employer gold certification to A.I.M. Mutual. The national program, developed in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, recognizes the achievements of employers dedicated to improving employee health and well-being.
Really, it's not that bad. That's the message the Premium Audit team is sending to employers via their broker representatives. "Keep in mind the audit experience might be better than you think," says Premium Audit Supervisor Robin D'Eri, who was a guest speaker at our recent claim seminars.
Nutrition, budgeting and stress management are among the new wellness programs available to employers who join A.I.M. Works: The Wellness Advantage in 2018. As an alternative to the current well-being assessment, employers may opt for the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard as part of their wellness program.
Karen Orton, CIC, CRM, CPIA, recently joined A.I.M. Mutual as a Senior Underwriter responsible for business from agents in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. Most recently, Karen was Senior Commercial Multi-line Underwriter for MAPFRE Insurance, where she held several positions.
The urgency in claim reporting is critical for employers to understand and put into practice. View the Top 5 Reasons Why Sooner is Better Than Later, a reminder about why prompt claim reporting can make a difference in outcomes for injured workers and in managing claim costs.
Two A.I.M. Mutual policyholders, Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities and Sturtevant, recently took home accolades for strides they've made in worksite wellness. Both took advantage of services offered through A.I.M. Mutual's Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness to help build their programming.
Thirty-one A.I.M. Mutual employees turned out to help children get ready for the school year as part of the nationwide Cradles to Crayons program, now in its 15th year. Employees volunteered for factory visits to sort items as well as for the Backpack-a-Thon held in Boston this past summer.
A.I.M. Mutual and its subsidiary AEIC are now writing business in Vermont. "We are pleased to add Vermont as a vibrant new territory," said President & CEO Michael Standing. "This will create new opportunities for our broker partners."
For the third year, A.I.M. Mutual has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.
The Spring 2017 edition of The Connection puts service excellence in the spotlight. From our new service model to modified duty options and injury prevention in health care, A.I.M. Mutual authors discuss issues that impact you.
Laurie Parsons, Director of Claim, was among 21 women recognized by Wealth & Finance magazine for their career accomplishments in 2016. Laurie received the Women in Wealth Award as Best in Workers Compensation Claims-New England. She is profiled in the November edition of the magazine.
As an employer and an insurer, A.I.M. Mutual made "paying it forward" a corporate priority in 2016. With more than 18,000 policyholders in three states, it's not surprising that A.I.M. Mutual insures a number of non-profits. The company helped in fundraising efforts for New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lowell, The PLUS Company, and the New England Conservatory, to name a few, in 2016.
Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Connection, a business resource for A.I.M. Mutual's employer and broker partners. In addition to workers compensation issues, The Connection features articles on broad-based management strategies relevant to all industries. Contributing authors from A.I.M. Mutual share insights on ARC flash, data security, expense reporting, recruiting, and more.
In an effort to "nudge" employers to prevent workplace injury and illness, OSHA issued a "Final Rule" earlier this year, which primarily applies to businesses with 250 or more employees. Specifically, these are businesses subject to the recordkeeping regulation. The Final Rule went into effect August 10.
A.I.M. Mutual was named a WorkWell Massachusetts Silver Level award winner for its exemplary worksite health promotion in 2016. The corporate award was presented by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs.
Volunteers from A.I.M. Mutual joined the effort on Boston's City Hall Plaza August 5 to help children get ready for the start of school. They participated in Cradles to Crayons, a national nonprofit that distributes school supplies and backpacks to area students.
A.I.M. Mutual's Premium Receivable department was recently named 2016 Department of the Year by The AR Network, a national professional organization. In addition, The AR Network named Steven Privitera Accounts Receivable Manager of the Year for 2016.
Ms. Greis is the founder and Managing Member of Perennial Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment firm specializing in evaluating and investing in private real estate strategies worldwide on behalf of institutional investors.
A.I.M. Mutual is entering its second year as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer. The company was re-accredited based on maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard, whose 200 members are nationwide.
A fire three years ago destroyed a key location for Dependable Cleaners in Quincy. But they've since responded with a new, state-of-the-art facility featuring many of A.I.M. Mutual's innovative strategies. Their dedication to quality and customer service has made this business resilient and a workers compensation success story.
"This rule will save lives of construction workers. Unlike most general industry work sites, construction sites are continually evolving, with the number and characteristics of confined spaces changing as work progresses. This rule emphasizes training, continuous work site evaluation and communication requirements to further protect workers' safety and health." - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels
Our unique approach to claim management has led to significant benefits for injured workers and their employers. At the same time, we continue to make strides in Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness, broadening the scope further and building on our success to date. ~A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies in Burlington, MA, with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard. The accreditation recognizes the company's efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.
The A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. We welcome the opportunity to feature policyholders who have been with us since 1989, businesses who were willing to try a novel approach to workers compensation insurance and stay with us through expansion and innovation. We are pleased to recognize and thank our original employer partners.
2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies and we welcomed the opportunity to feature profiles of our policyholders, who have been with us since the beginning, businesses that were willing to try a novel approach to workers compensation insurance and stay with us through expansion and innovation.
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Cos. (A.I.M. Mutual) has been recognized as one of 16 companies whose unique, creative approaches to problem-solving have been featured in the January, 2014 edition of Best's Review magazine.