September 17, 2019

90-Day Notice

Mark Stockwell MUSIC Executive Director Please recall that MUSIC members are required to provide a 90-day notice (by October 1) if you intend to seek insurance bids for 2020. If you leave the program without providing the notice, there will be a 25% penalty of your 2020 assessment. Unlike some other expenditures, you are not […]

Read More

September 17, 2019

Fall Safety

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P Area Vice-President – Loss Prevention It’s hard to believe that school has been in session almost a month. As we get into the fall athletic schedule, homecoming, and the other activities which blanket our busy school schedule, we also need to take a moment to remind ourselves of some key safety tips. […]

Read More

September 17, 2019

Why Buy an Umbrella

Peggy Wilson Area Vice President – Member Services As a member of MUSIC, you are provided with liability limits up to the statutory state caps that apply when your sovereign immunity defense is waived. Those limits are a little less than $3,000,000. However, in today’s legal environment that isn’t always enough. Plaintiff attorneys will also […]

Read More

September 17, 2019

School Security – Arming Staff

What Are My Expectations and Options? Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control It seems every time you turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, or look online there is a reference to an active shooting event. Unfortunately, school violence and shootings are not going away. Therefore, it is extremely important that we review […]

Read More

June 21, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – Second Quarter 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT   Dear MUSIC Member, Summer is now well underway and we are all busy preparing buildings for the next school year in our districts and community colleges. Insurance claims have not been too excessive in our most recent review, however, […]

Read More

June 21, 2019

Please Join Us in Welcoming Jim Akers to the MUSIC Team

We would like to welcome Jim Akers to the MUSIC team! Jim started with MUSIC on April 1st as part of a specialized Loss Control Consultant. The staff recommended to the MUSIC Board the hiring of a new full‐time staff member to focus solely on workers’ compensation cost reduction.  As part of Jim’s responsibilities, he […]

Read More

June 19, 2019

Audit Response Letter

Amy Mehrmann-Dale Client Service Associate Arthur J. Gallagher This is a reminder that MUSIC usually provides you with your insurance coverage information as well as your assessment information in a one-page letter form to provide to your auditors. Because it is that time of year again, I wanted to let you know that this information […]

Read More

June 19, 2019

Valuation of Building Contents

Scott Wightman Area Executive Vice President Arthur J. Gallagher As you know, we provide updated building values for every member based on formal, on-site building appraisals conducted every four years with inflationary updates in the interim years. Last year, we provided some guidance for the first time on contents values which are a little harder […]

Read More

June 18, 2019

Training Updates

Deanna Sharley Client Service Manager As you gear up for the 2019-2020 school year, we know you have a lot to prepare! In an effort to assist you in getting ready, here are a few training updates and reminders. SAFESCHOOLS/SAFECOLLEGES TRAINING MUSIC requires all member districts to complete the MUSIC Sexual Misconduct: Staff to Student online training. The […]

Read More

June 18, 2019

Summer Building Projects

Peggy Wilson Vice President – Member Services Arthur J. Gallagher It is that time of year when many members start, or have already started, construction projects by making updates to their buildings, renovations or constructing a new building. MUSIC provides its members’ Builders’ Risk coverage up to $50,000,000 for any one loss at any one […]

Read More