Newsletter

December 9, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – Fourth Quarter

DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, As I write this message, we are entering the first week of December and have just completed the Thanksgiving holiday recess period. Weather conditions have not been too bad yet and, in the St. Louis area, many of us have only missed […]

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December 3, 2019

Renewal of 2019 Certificates of Insurance

Amy Mehrmann-Dale – Client Service Associate During the year, many Certificates of Insurance are issued – some require renewal and some do not. Each year, the MUSIC team provides a Certificate Renewal List to every Member for their Certificates issued for the current policy term. This list can be found in your ‘Document Library’ in […]

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December 3, 2019

Slip and Fall Prevention in Winter Weather

Alan Schmitt – Area VP – Loss Prevention Yes, it is that time of year again when we see an increase in slips and falls as a result of the weather. So, what can we do to help prevent these potential serious injuries? There are several things we can do. However, the first and probably most important thing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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June 18, 2019

Seasonal Help

Alan Schmitt – Area Vice President Loss Control Arthur J. Gallagher Summer is almost here and many of us are putting together a list of projects to be completed. We have numerous cleaning, maintenance, landscaping and construction activities planned for our buildings and campuses. Many Districts will hire seasonal help to help complete many of these […]

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March 1, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – First Quarter 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, Well, we’re not quite there yet, but spring is rapidly approaching. Cardinals and Royals baseball have started spring training games and that is always a good sign that the warm weather is rapidly approaching. This is the […]

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