MIIA presents Loss Control, Wellness awards during Annual Meeting
MIIA workshops to cover workplace safety, stress management
MIIA marks 35th anniversary at Annual Meeting
Summertime often brings a need to hire seasonal workers for municipal jobs, such as at summer camps, swimming pools, and with schools and public works departments. These hires, often high school and college students, create safety and liability concerns for municipalities – risks that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Depression affects an estimated one in 10 adults in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and ranks third among workplace problems for employee assistance professionals – behind only family crisis and stress.
Driverless cars, with potential implications ranging from traffic and roadway adjustments to planning and budgeting, are another innovation that’s poised to raise new issues that will need to be addressed at the local level.
Driverless Cars Predicted to Reduce Vehicle Ownership while Reducing Industry Auto Premium with Assisted Driving Innovations.
During its annual meeting on Jan. 23 in Boston, MIIA honored 12 member municipalities for exemplary efforts to promote employee wellness, control costs and losses, and reduce insurance claims.
One provision of the Affordable Care Act that is beginning to garner attention and debate is the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40 percent excise tax that will be imposed upon group health plans that offer benefits greater in aggregate cost than certain statutory thresholds.
MIIA members are invited to attend the MIIA Annual Meeting at the Hynes Convention Center Friday January 22,2016 & Saturday January 23, 2016..
Last winter broke records for snow accumulation and extreme cold. Unfortunately, for those working in municipal governments around the Commonwealth, it broke records for overtime work, building and property damage, and stress levels as well.
Have you ever driven right past your own exit on the highway? Or opened the refrigerator door and realized that you forgot what you went there for? These are common examples of not living in the moment.
Board elections and Wellness and Loss Control awards were the highlights of the MIIA Annual Meeting and luncheon, held on Jan. 25 in conjunction with the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Boston.
Here’s a startling statistic: 19,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day in the United States, a trend that will continue through 2030, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s a lot of potential retirees being added every day.
The economic impact of unnecessary emergency department use is significant. The cost of an ER visit is, on average, $580 more than the cost of a regular doctor’s office visit.