EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE YIELDS HIGH RETURNS
Fund Returns $3.8 Million Back To Members
It’s been another exceptional year for members participating in the Michigan Cleaning Fund. This year over 140 cleaning industry employers will receive the largest return the Fund has ever made. The Michigan Cleaning Fund has been authorized by the State of Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency to return $3,845,095 of profit back to its members. The return brings the total profits distributed to over $42 million, since the Fund’s inception in 1981.
Returns like these are no accident. The Fund Board of Trustees work hard on your behalf to ensure the members have a long-term cost effective program. The Michigan Cleaning Fund’s unique structure combined with its solid performance has helped reduce the members’ overall insurance cost. “Ordinarily an insurance company keeps the underwriting profits and investment income,” according to Joe Clifford, Fund Administrator. “But in the case of the Michigan Cleaning Fund, the members earn it and receive it, not an insurance company.”
While the Fund’s structure is important, its great performance can be attributed to consistent underwriting guidelines to insure proper selection of new members, a strong focus on workplace safety, and aggressive claims management. The Fund also has numerous safety resources and loss control programs that are specific to the cleaning industry. Some of the Fund’s educational training focuses on creating a safety culture in the workplace by working with owners/supervisors on proper claims handling, accident investigations, return-to-work programs and making every employee accountable for safety on the job.
In addition to safety, workers’ compensation claims are managed aggressively with an emphasis on getting the injured employee back to work as soon as possible. While most claims are legitimate, Fund adjusters are on the look out for fraudulent claims and conduct a thorough investigation before authorizing any payment. Another method for controlling claim costs is the review conducted by the Fund Board of Trustees prior to any settlement offer. This claim settlement authority serves as another check and balance towards controlling workers’ compensation costs.
With a track record of returning an average of 50% of premium since 1981, the Michigan Cleaning Fund continues to outperform the competition, saving members money on their workers’ compensation costs.
The majority of payroll must fall into one of the following classifications: dry cleaning, industrial laundry and uniform, car wash, coin-operated laundry, carpet cleaning, and commercial janitorial.
The Michigan Cleaning Fund is endorsed by the Michigan Cleaners Association and the Midwest Carwash Association. This member-owned program is sold and serviced by a statewide network of independent insurance professionals.
Congratulations on another outstanding year! If you’re not currently a member, you’re missing out on the many benefits the Michigan Cleaning Fund has to offer. For more information, please contact RPS Regency at 800.686.6640 or micleaningfund.org.