Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust endorses Marsh & McLennan Agency for property, casualty and workers' compensation insurance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ST. PETER, MINNESOTA — The Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust (MSBAIT) announced April 20, 2016, that, effective July 1, 2016, it will be endorsing Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) for property, casualty, and workers’ compensation insurance and risk management products and services for eligible Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) members.

“MSBAIT is excited to endorse MMA,” said Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director of MSBA and Secretary of MSBAIT. “MMA brings incredible experience with school risks; exceptional relationships with insurers; and tremendous local resources ... all of which will help us deliver a fabulous risk protection program for our Minnesota public school members.”

The MSBAIT Risk Protection Program (MSBAIT Program), developed with MMA and supported by multiple property, casualty, and workers' compensation insurers, will be available to eligible Minnesota public school districts who are current members of the MSBA. The MSBAIT Program will be available directly through MMA, as well as to other local, qualified, school-selected insurance agents through MMA.

“MMA is thrilled to receive the MSBAIT endorsement,” said Tom Gallagher, MMA’s Executive Vice President/Public Schools. “Our team has seen many different insurance programs for Minnesota’s public schools over the past two decades, and we believe our platform will outperform any of them.” Gallagher added: “There will be many benefits for schools through the MSBAIT Program, including a choice of insurance carriers; safety and loss prevention, wellness and claims management services; and ongoing education on risk management issues.”

MSBAIT Board Chair Bill Leland (Albert Lea Area School Board) also commented on the endorsement of MMA. “Because our members have highly varied risk exposures and risk tolerances, we wanted to endorse an insurance provider who could help us create a sustainable program with multiple insurance and risk management product and service options. MMA will be able to do this.”

The MSBAIT Program is designed to help Minnesota public schools improve their risk environments through appropriate risk assessment, risk mitigation, and risk transfer.

For more information, contact MMA representatives Tom Gallagher (tom.gallagher@marshmma.com or 763-558-8815) or Jodi Kelly (jodi.kelly@marshmma.com or 763-548-8817), or MSBAIT representative Denise Drill (ddrill@mnmsba.org or 507-934-2450).

ABOUT THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION INSURANCE TRUST: MSBAIT was established in 1972 by MSBA as a nonprofit vehicle. MSBAIT’s purpose was — and continues to be — “to provide for its members and their employees and officials various forms of insurance, including any forms of permitted group insurance, for the benefit of school districts which are members of the MSBA and to effectuate cost savings in the procurement and administration of such insurance programs.” More information about MSBAIT (and MSBA) is available at www.mnmsba.org/MSBAIT.

ABOUT MARSH & MCLENNAN: Agency Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to primarily serve the needs of the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America. More information about what MMA offers school districts is available at www.MarshMMA.com/Schools.