Like many of you, here at A.I.M. Mutual, we passed a milestone earlier this year. In March of 2020, we closed our offices to all but essential employees in the face of a new unknown foe, the COVID-19 pandemic.
New mandates surrounding COVID-19 vaccination rules are understandably raising questions from employers. Additional rules affecting private-sector employers with 100 or more employees are expected shortly as part of an OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).
Ergonomics and reducing winter hazards continue to be top concerns for policyholders. A.I.M. Mutual's Injury Prevention resources now include two new vendors—Summit Ergonomics and Ice Guardian—who offer creative solutions in both areas.
Club members of the Mass Golf Association are now turning their attention to workers' compensation in the off season. RogersGray recently rolled out a new program for the MGA, offering A.I.M. Mutual's coverage and services to a market the company knows well.
A.I.M. Mutual employees are already gearing up for the New England Patriots 2021 season, which gets under way September 12. A.I.M. Mutual is proud to partner with the Pats and Gillette Stadium as their workers' compensation insurance carrier.
OSHA recently released a new directive that reflects federal mandates under the National Emphasis Program (NEP)-Coronavirus Disease 2019. These policies are designed to protect employees in high hazard industries from contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes coronavirus disease.
Throughout the pandemic, A.I.M. Mutual remained committed to its philanthropic efforts in the community. Earlier this year, we became a silver sponsor for the Safe Homes Virtual Gala and People of Courage Awards to support LGBTQIA+ Youth.
Occupational health, injury prevention and worksite wellness. Together, they form the suite of services known as A.I.M. Vantage, rolled out earlier this year. It's a new name for a proven program. This rebranding is designed to highlight how these key services work in tandem, customized for each policyholder and backed by measurable results.
A.I.M. Mutual was named a Best Place to Work for 2020 in the annual Business Insurance recognition program. The award recognizes outstanding employers in the insurance industry nationwide. This is the fifth consecutive year A.I.M. Mutual has been included on this prestigious list, which is compiled based on employee survey results.
In a year like no other, A.I.M. Mutual employees talk about how business practices adapted to keep services at high levels. From underwriting to audit, SMEs bring perspective to day-to-day operations in a pandemic.
A.I.M. Mutual joined with Associated Industries of Massachusetts to honor area employers at AIM's annual meeting October 2. The virtual meeting culminated with the release of Honoring Resilience. This documentary celebrates the determination and fortitude of the Massachusetts business community. A.I.M. Mutual’s segment appears below.
Wellness education is ongoing at A.I.M. Mutual, with breast cancer awareness and heart health the focus of recent campaigns. In fact, the company earned gold level recognition from the American Heart Association for its 2020 program.
At the time of a workers' compensation premium audit, it's important that businesses fully understand the distinction between excluded and reclassified payroll. Here are some guidelines, and our premium auditors can answer any questions.
As you know, coronavirus response varies by state, driven by daily trends in cities, counties and border communities. As employers look to keep pandemic and re-entry plans up to date, we’ve compiled these quick links to the latest developments.
The threat of pandemic brings challenges to every workplace, with employee health and business continuity foremost concerns. As we learn more about Coronavirus and its global impact, situational awareness is key.
The new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Act takes effect January 1, 2021 for medical leaves and July 1, 2021 for family leaves. Teri Bowman, Director of HR, puts this new state law in perspective.
Joe Andruzzi, NE Patriots Hall of Famer, was a featured speaker at A.I.M. Mutual's recent All Colleague meeting. Joe discussed the mission of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF), which is dedicated to easing the financial burden of cancer patients and their families throughout New England.
A.I.M. Mutual is again one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance, according to Business Insurance magazine, a national industry-wide publication. The recognition is based on employee survey results and marks the fourth year in a row that A.I.M. Mutual has earned the honor.
A.I.M. Mutual has been re-accredited as a CEO Roundtable on Cancer employer, an achievement first earned in 2015. The program recognizes companies who meet exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees.
Daniel Landers, Director of Field Operations, has been appointed as the carrier representative to the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for a two-year term. The announcement came in June from John Elias, J.D., MBA, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department.
A.I.M. Mutual recently received the Best Wellness Employer gold certification for its worksite wellness program. Developed by Wellness Workdays in collaboration with experts from Harvard Medical School, the initiative recognizes the significant accomplishments of employers dedicated to improving employee health and well-being.
If you hire temporary employees, be sure to ask your broker about adding an Alternate Employer Endorsement. Kevin Snyder, Senior Underwriting Manager, cautions that a certificate from the temp agency may not be enough.
A.I.M. Mutual is again one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance, according to Business Insurance magazine, a national industry-wide publication. The recognition is based on employee survey results and marks the third year in a row that A.I.M. Mutual has earned the honor.
A.I.M. Mutual has joined with industry representatives countrywide to bring scholarship opportunities to children of injured workers. Kids' Chance, a growing national organization, has state chapters in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The American Heart Association recently recognized A.I.M. Mutual for taking important steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. A.I.M. Mutual earned the Silver Level Workplace Health Achievement honor based on results of the countrywide 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index.
Ten members of A.I.M. Mutual’s Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness (IPWW) staff recently earned new wellness credentials through the nationally-recognized Chapman Institute. Each now carries the Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) professional designation.
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 is 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.
We bring a policyholder perspective to this issue of The Connection, showing how our workers' compensation partnership brings results. Additional features include a look at our niche markets, nutrition at work, creating internal efficiencies, and more.
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.
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.