Newsletter

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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March 1, 2019

Student Transportation

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President Loss Control   In the climate of reduced budgets and a shortage of bus drivers, districts are looking for innovative methods to transport students.  The following guidelines should be followed when considering alternative transportation methods. Vehicles Used For Transportation Under federal and state guidelines, any vehicle used to transport […]

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March 1, 2019

Online Work Comp Toolkit

Peggy Wilson – Vice President, Member Services In an effort to drive down costs associated with workers’ compensation, we are working on a training package and toolkit to provide to MUSIC members.  Training modules are under way! Best Practice Work Comp Program Training Intro to Work Comp Work Comp Coordinator training Work Comp program development Post-injury […]

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February 26, 2019

Are They Covered? Why Special Events Are Needed

By Peggy Wilson Vice President Client Services – Gallagher   As a MUSIC Member, you have your property and casualty coverage under one comprehensive plan for all participating members.  For events happening on and around campus, the rule of thumb for whether a particular event is covered comes down to the answers to two questions:  […]

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February 26, 2019

Key Elements of a Tornado Safety Plan

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P Area Vice President Loss Control   The tornado season is here.  It is once again time to revisit our tornado safety plan. Our plan includes three primary elements: Preparation Drill Response Preparation:  Being prepared for a tornado starts with a good plan. The first element to consider is to determine where your […]

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December 5, 2018

MUSIC-Provided Cyber Coverage

Effective December 31, 2018 all members of MUSIC are provided with Cyber Liability Coverage as part of their membership. This policy provides a $2,000,000 limit with a deductible of $5,000. Cyber Liability insurance is designed to protect you from: • Unauthorized release of confidential information • Violations of person’s rights to privacy • Personal injury in […]

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September 25, 2018

MUSIC Matters 3rd Quarter 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, This message is being written for the third-quarter newsletter. The calendar is moving rapidly and before we know it we will be at another General Membership Meeting in January planning for the next year. The weather has […]

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