Supporting NH Discovery Center and Museums for All

A.I.M. Mutual is joining with area businesses to support the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, a non-profit science museum located in Concord, New Hampshire. The Discovery Center is marking its first full year as part of Museums for All.

NH Policyholder Earns National Recognition for Workplace Safety

Congratulations to American Steel Fabricators, an A.I.M. Mutual policyholder based in Greenfield, New Hampshire, who recently won a safety award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

The Fairway Agency Recognized by IBR

Insurance Business Review has named The Fairway Agency a Top 10 Wholesale Insurance Brokerage firm for 2023 in its annual listing and recognition program. James Reilly, Agency Manager, was interviewed for the magazine's profile feature.

Best's Review Interviews Dan Landers on State of the Line

Dan Landers, President & CEO, joins John Weber, Senior Associate Editor, for a discussion on workers' comp trends, the advantage of specializing and what's ahead in Best's Review magazine. Best's Review is published monthly by AM Best, the credit rating agency for the insurance industry.

A.I.M. Mutual Named Best Place to Work in Insurance

A.I.M. Mutual has been named a Best Place to Work in Insurance in 2023, according to Business Insurance magazine, a national industry-wide publication. Based on employee survey results, employers are recognized for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

Dan Ilnicky joins Lori Bourgoin on AIM HR Solutions Podcast

Dan Ilnicky, A.I.M. Mutual's Director of Injury Prevention, Worksite Wellness & Business Relations, was recently featured on the Human Solutions podcast, hosted by AIM HR Solutions.

Volunteers Fill Backpacks for Annual Cradles to Crayons Event

Eighteen volunteers from A.I.M. Mutual joined the backpack assembly line this summer to provide area students with essential school supplies. A.I.M. Mutual is a Bronze Sponsor and has supported the Boston area Cradles to Crayons organization since 2016.

Kevin Snyder Highlights Team Effort Behind Workers' Comp

Kevin Snyder, Director of Sales & Marketing, responded to workers' compensation questions in a recent edition of "Ask the Experts" published in New Hampshire Business Review. He explained that workers' comp, by its nature, is a team effort and encouraged Granite State employers to look beyond the coverage when choosing a carrier.

One Return to Work Journey and the Connections We Make

Our most recent case study features a remarkable return to work journey and the A.I.M. Mutual team members who helped along the way. Major Claim Specialist Colleen Welch (left) and RN Carol Dennehy discuss this workers' compensation claim which spans 18 months. They credit an injured worker, determined to get back to his job, as well as his wife and employer for an outcome we all can celebrate.

Annual Report Highlights Strong Results and Key Transitions

In its 2022 Annual Report to Policyholders, A.I.M. Mutual presented a strong balance sheet, recognized employer partnership, and affirmed its commitment to the New England workers’ compensation marketplace. 2022 results included pre-tax income of $29.2 million and direct written premium of $182.8 million, up 7% compared to 2021.

Property and Casualty Initiative Makes Affordable Housing Possible

The Property and Casualty Initiative has been making affordable and mixed income housing a reality in communities throughout Massachusetts since 1999. PCI got its start thanks to 26 insurers, including A.I.M. Mutual.

Business Insurance Series: An Interview with Dan Landers

As part of its 1:1 Interview series with insurance industry thought leaders, Business Insurance recently featured Dan Landers, A.I.M. Mutual’s president & CEO. Dan discussed workers’ comp trends, issues, and challenges with Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance, a leading national news source for industry and business executives.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Through Open Sky Community Services

Open Sky Community Services is celebrating 50 years of supporting LGBTQIA+ youth in Central Massachusetts. Record numbers turned out for the Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards, an Open Sky event that A.I.M. Mutual sponsors. Representing A.I.M. Mutual at the event were Mark Millett, Jen Green and Michael Stango.

Understanding Heat Stress and Safety Practices for Workers

Injuries from heat stress happen in all types of industries and is a year-round risk, according to Tom Bochart, Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness Consultant. OSHA reports that every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some cases are fatal.

Supporting Toys for Tots in the Season of Giving

Once again A.I.M. Mutual employees stocked the donation bin high to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation now in its 75th year.

Giving Area Children the Chance to Dream

Forty employees turned out to build beds for children right outside the office of A.I.M. Mutual in Burlington this past fall.

Nina LaFauci Honored as Community Champion at Patriots Premiere

Nina LaFauci, Rating Manager at A.I.M. Mutual, was among the Community Champions honored at this year's Patriots Premiere Event at Gillette Stadium September 1.

Key Takeaways from Our 2022 Summer Interns

Thank you to John DiMare, Alden Young and Evan Coughlin who recently completed their summer internships with us in our finance and claim areas. We appreciate their contributions and the feedback they provided on their experience working in insurance and with A.I.M. Mutual.

Breaking Records to Help Area Families Manage Cancer Treatment

The 14th Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf tournament exceeded all expectations, raising more than $374,000 for families living with a cancer diagnosis.

Recognizing Workers' Comp Partnership In Connecticut: First, We Listen

A.I.M. Mutual's Jim Marcoulier and Chris King along with Joe Brandi from Starkweather & Shepley recently met with Tyson Belanger, owner of Shady Oaks Assisted Living in Bristol, CT.

A Great Week at the 2022 US Open Championship

Thanks to our broker partners who were able to join us on the 13th hole at the Country Club in Brookline MA for the 2022 US Open in June.

Annual Report Reflects Strength and Steady Progress

Acknowledging 2021 was a challenging year for all, A.I.M. Mutual highlights a strong balance sheet in its newly-released Annual Report to Policyholders. 2021 financial results reflect “our strength and steady progress as an organization".

Workers' Compensation Program Underway for MGA Club Members

Club members of the Mass Golf Association (MGA) can now take advantage of a new workers' compensation program with services designed specifically for the golf community. All brokers can access this program on behalf of their golf course clients.

A.I.M. Mutual Teams Welcome Agents at 2022 Conferences

Conferences, trade shows and young agents' events are all back in-person, and representatives from A.I.M. Mutual are happy to reconnect with broker partners throughout New England.

NAMIC Features Insurers' Approach to Compliance

In its Spring edition of IN magazine, NAMIC puts the spotlight on the compliance function and the steps proactive insurers, including A.I.M. Mutual, have taken. Compliance Manager Jodi Williams commented on the importance of internal communication and building upon relationships.

Kids' Chance Brings Scholarships to Children of Injured Workers

Congratulations to Jenna Laflamme, who is attending White Mountain Community College in Berlin, NH, thanks in part to a scholarship from Kids' Chance of New Hampshire. Kids' Chance of NH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Volunteers Turn Out to Support Cradles to Crayons

A.I.M. Mutual employees are once again volunteering to help with the Cradles to Crayons mission in 2022. As part of National Volunteer Month in April, a group is helping to sort and pack donations at The Giving Factory in Newton.

Volunteers Make a Difference Through Cradles to Crayons

Volunteers from A.I.M. Mutual turned out to support Cradles to Crayons and its mission to equip students as they head back to school.

Sharing Workers' Comp Insights with Educators

Workers' compensation for the education sector was on the agenda at the Tri-State Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference held in May.

Annual Report Highlights Integrity, Spirit of Partnership

Despite unprecedented challenges, A.I.M. Mutual reported a profitable year, marked by resilience, at its Annual Meeting in May.

Kicking Off the 2021 Patriots Season

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.

What Employers Need to Know As Workplaces Reopen

Daniel Ilnicky, Senior Manager of Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness, addressed top employer concerns on returning to the workplace in an article for The Standard May 14.

Return to the Workplace Webinar Set for April 15

Join us to discuss critical issues facing our business community as it welcomes employees back to work.

OSHA Directive Outlines NEP-Coronavirus Disease

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.

Supporting Safe Homes and Open Sky Community Services

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.

Welcome, Rhode Island!

A.I.M. Mutual is now writing workers' compensation insurance in Rhode Island, expanding its coverage territory to all New England. The company was licensed in the Ocean State effective February 1.

Sharing Best Wellness Practices with Regional Employers

A.I.M. Mutual was named a 2021 Best Wellness Employer, meeting gold certification standards for the fourth straight year.

A.I.M. Vantage Ties Service to Results

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 Named Best Place to Work

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.

Connection Magazine: Spotlight on Service

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.

Honoring Resilience: A Salute To Massachusetts Employers

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 Focus: Breast Cancer and Heart Health

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.

Covid and Your Premium Audit

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.

Staff Certified as Nursing Home Infection Preventionists

All members of the Injury Prevention team at A.I.M. Mutual are now Nursing Home Infection Preventionists, a certification offered by the CDC.

Taking the Lead in Service Response

A.I.M. Mutual emerged as one of the first insurers to adapt its service structure and roll out premium relief programs for businesses hardest hit by virus outbreaks and mandatory closures.

A.I.M. Mutual Moves to Top Spot in Massachusetts

A.I.M. Mutual is now the top workers' compensation insurance carrier in Massachusetts, holding a 12.4% market share.

The Strength in Monoline: Connection Magazine

A.I.M. Mutual has always specialized in workers' compensation insurance, earning a reputation for innovation and excellence in the market.

Quick Links Covid Update by State

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.

Resources to Support Employee Well-being

From health concerns to child care, employees are dealing with a host of issues during this pandemic crisis.

COVID-19 Resources Available to Employers

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.

A.I.M. Mutual Named Best Wellness Employer

A.I.M. Mutual has earned wellness "gold" for the third straight year. Wellness Workdays named the company a Best Wellness Employer for 2019-2020.

Noreen O'Sullivan Named Auditor of the Month

Noreen O'Sullivan, Senior Premium Auditor, was selected for the Member Spotlight of the Month by the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors.

Employers Prepare for New PFML

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.

Winter Safety: Preventing Slips & Falls

Snow and ice bring heightened risk for slips and falls at work. A.I.M. Mutual partners with Winter Walking, where employers can purchase ice cleats and traction aids.

Supporting the Joe Andruzzi Foundation

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.

Best Place to Work: Our 11th Year!

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.

Maine Approves Workers' Comp Reform

The state of Maine will enact a number of changes to its workers' compensation law effective January 1.

Jelly Bean Days Inspire Volunteers

A.I.M. Mutual introduced its Jelly Bean day philanthropy program earlier this year, and employees have responded enthusiastically.

American Heart Association Recognizes Health Education

A.I.M. Mutual earned the Silver Level Workplace Health Achievement honor from the American Heart Association based on results of the countrywide 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

A.I.M. Mutual Welcomes the New England Patriots

Effective July 1, A.I.M. Mutual became the workers' compensation insurance carrier for the New England Patriots.

A.I.M. Mutual Recognized for Wellness and Reducing Cancer Risk

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 Appointed to New Hampshire WC Appeals Board

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 Earns Gold Certification for Worksite Wellness Program

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.

The Claim that Stays With You

A.I.M. Mutual's Claim Supervisors recently shared their most memorable claims in the first of a series of articles for The Connection magazine.

5 Tips to Bridging the Talent Gap

Let's face it, we're all guilty. We fell short in self-promoting over the years, thinking those great opportunities in insurance would sell themselves.

Add An Endorsement for Temp Employees

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.

Annual Report Reflects Record Year

A strong balance sheet and two key transactions are among the 2018 highlights in A.I.M. Mutual's newly-released Annual Report to Policyholders.

Celebrating Our 30th Year

January 1 marked A.I.M. Mutual's third decade as a regional workers' compensation insurer, highlighting a period of growth from 100 policyholders that first year to more than 18,000 today.

Welcome Maine!

A.I.M. Mutual began writing workers' compensation insurance in Maine January 1, expanding its coverage territory to five New England states.

Did You Miss the OSHA Deadline?

March 2 was the deadline for electronic submission of Log 300A, the Summary of Work-related Injury and Illnesses. In previous years, the submission was not due until July 1.

Best Place to Work: Our 10th Year!

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.

Educating Children of Injured Workers

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.

OSHA Lists Top 10 Safety Violations

Fall protection again tops the list of safety violations in the workplace, according to 2018 preliminary figures from OSHA published in Safety and Health Magazine.

On the Road to Heart Healthy

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.

Expanding Our Wellness Expertise

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.

2018 Seminar Dates Set

Handling serious claim cases, particularly those involving workplace trauma, will be among the topics at this year's Claim Seminars for policyholders.

Bringing OSHA Safety to Public Sector

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.

Insurers Address the Opioid Crisis

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.

Annual Report Recaps Strong Results

A.I.M. Mutual released its Annual Report to Policyholders, highlighting a balance sheet that "reflects record strength and stability" in 2017.

Keep Cyber Education Front and Center

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.

Plan Ahead for Modified Duty

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.

Taking Home Wellness Gold

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.

Managing Risks in Healthcare

Learn more about risk factors and injury prevention strategies in health care through a new online resource for policyholders. Construction, hospitality and general industries are also featured.

The Extra Mile: Connection Magazine Spring 2018

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.

Your Audit Doesn't Have to Hurt

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.

Introducing New Wellness Options for 2018

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.

New Senior Underwriter Joins Staff

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 Clock is Ticking on Claim Reporting

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.

Recruiter and Learning & Development Specialist Joins A.I.M. Mutual

Mark Millett has joined A.I.M. Mutual as Recruiter and Learning & Development Specialist based in Human Resources.

OSHA Sets 2018 Reporting Deadline

Employers must submit their 2017 injury and illness data electronically from Forms 300, 300A and 301 by July 1, 2018.

New Appointment in Premium Audit

A.I.M. Mutual recently welcomed Raeanne Siegel to its premium audit team as a Senior Audit Specialist.

Lending Cyber Expertise to Small Business

A.I.M. Mutual's IT Manager Michael Stango recently shared some proven data security strategies for small business in The Standard, a New England insurance news magazine.

A.I.M. Mutual Named A Best Place to Work - 9th Year!

A.I.M. Mutual was named one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2017, according to Business Insurance magazine, a national industry-wide publication.

A.I.M. Mutual Welcomes New Sr. Underwriter

Jim Marcoulier joined A.I.M. Mutual earlier this year as a Senior Underwriter responsible for workers’ compensation insurance accounts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont.

Connection Magazine Features WC and the Law

Our partnership with employers includes understanding how state and federal law affects workers’ compensation management.

Policyholders Recognized for Wellness Results

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.

Bringing School Supplies to Area Children

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 Now Licensed in VT

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."

A.I.M. Mutual Joins CDC National Project Team

A.I.M. Mutual recently accepted an invitation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be a stakeholder group member for the organization's Work@Health® program.

Seminar Targets WC Issues for Contractors

More than 40 policyholders of Associated Employers Insurance Company (AEIC) joined us for a recent mini-seminar on workers' compensation issues facing today's contractors in Massachusetts.

A.I.M. Mutual Issues 2016 Annual Report to Policyholders

A.I.M. Mutual released its 2016 Annual Report to Policyholders following the Company's annual meeting May 2.

New Vendor Resources Now Available to Policyholders

A.I.M. Mutual policyholders are now eligible to take advantage of select services provided by several new vendor partners.

Dates Set for 2017 Claim Seminars

Policyholders: mark your calendars! Planning is under way for A.I.M. Mutual's 23rd annual Workers' Compensation Claim seminars.

A.I.M. Mutual Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

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.

Introducing Our New Service Model

Our new Broker-Centric service model is now in place, designed to meet the needs of our growing book of business.

The Connection- A.I.M. Mutual's Spring 2017 Magazine for Brokers and Policyholders

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.

A.I.M. Mutual Named One of the Best Places to Work in Insurance

Thanks to our employees, A.I.M. Mutual is now officially one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance, according to Business Insurance magazine, a national industry-wide publication.

Claim Seminar FAQ

Our recent claim seminars, featuring the "Wheel of Workers Comp" were at capacity, and response from policyholders was overwhelmingly positive. Here are some FAQs from our sessions.

Reaching Out to the Community in 2016

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.

Introducing The Connection: A.I.M. Mutual's Magazine for Brokers and Policyholders

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.

New Appointments in Field Operations

A.I.M. Mutual recently announced two new appointments in Field Operations effective October 1.

OSHA Reminder: Anti-Retaliation Provisions Must Be in Place By November

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.

WorkWell Massachusetts Honors A.I.M. Mutual for Wellness Initiatives

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.

A.I.M. Mutual Supports Cradles to Crayons

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 Earns NAMIC Innovation Award

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) presented A.I.M. Mutual with its Best in Category-Impact Award for Innovation at its annual management conference June 29.

A.I.M. Mutual's Premium Receivable Team Earns National Recognition for 2015 Results

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.

Leslie E. Greis Elected to Board of Directors of A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies

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.

Wellness with Your Workers Comp? A.I.M. Mutual Featured in IA Magazine

A.I.M. Mutual's success in the wellness arena was highlighted for a national broker and agent audience in a recent issue of Independent Agents magazine.

A.I.M. Mutual Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-accreditation

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.I.M. Mutual Publishes 2015 Annual Report to Policyholders

A.I.M. Mutual issued its 2015 Annual Report to Policyholders following its annual meeting May 3.

A.I.M. Mutual's Own Wellness Program Featured in Boston Business Journal

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies' wellness program for employees was highlighted in the Healthiest Employers edition of the Boston Business Journal April 1.

A.I.M. Mutual Joins Massachusetts Insurance Federation

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies is the newest member of the Massachusetts Insurance Federation (MIF).

A.I.M. Mutual Recognizes NH Policyholder for Worksite Safety and Wellness Commitment

A.I.M. Mutual Recognizes NH Policyholder, Common Man Family of Restaurants, for Worksite Safety and Wellness Commitment.

A.I.M. Mutual Named 2015 Top Place to Work in Massachusetts

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies have been named one of the The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for the seventh straight year.

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies Awarded For Worksite Wellness Program

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies named 2015 Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts - WorkWell Bronze Winner for Exemplary Worksite Health Promotion

An A.I.M. Mutual Success Story: Our Partnership at Work

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.

A.I.M. Mutual Chairman Named 2015 Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library Association

John A. Myers, Chairman of A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies, has been awarded the 2015 Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library Association of Boston.

OSHA's New Construction Standards on Confined Space Effective August 2015

"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

2014 Annual Report

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

A.I.M.Mutual Integrates Online Premium Payments

Now you can pay your premium online with our secure premium payment platform!

A.I.M. Mutual Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

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.

PolicyHolder Spotlight - In Partnership with Us Since the Beginning

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.

A Partnership with A.I.M. Mutual...Since the Start!

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.

A.I.M. Mutual Announces Executive Changes

Executive management transition announced at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies effective January 1, 2015

Update: Clarified Ruling of Massachusetts Hoisting Requirment

Massachusetts Department of Public Safety provides a clarified ruling on the scope, in-service training and company property exclusions for forklifts.

A.I.M. Mutual's Andrew Burton Garners 2014 Frank W. Humphrey Award

Andrew Burton, Claim Representative for the A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies,receives the Frank W. Humphrey Award from the Insurance Library Association of Boston on November 18.

A.I.M. Mutual Honored by Top 100

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies honored to be named one of the state's Top Places to Work for the sixth year in a row.

AIM Announces Change to Controversial Hoisting Regulations

Associated Industries of Massachusetts, (AIM) objects to costly regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Reducing Barriers To Create a Healthier WorKforce

IPWW CASE STUDY - Read the following case study demonstrating the success policyholders experienced when partnering with A.I.M. Mutual's Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness Department. (IPWW)

A.I.M. Mutual In The News: Stepping Up To Wellness?

Those who pay workers' compensation costs are giving more serious attention to the connection between personal health of the workforce and work injuries.

A.I.M. Mutual Recognized for Unique Approach to Problem-solving in Best's Review Magazine

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.