Michigan Municipal League Insurance Boards Announce 2020 Member Dividends

Press Release


Matt Bach
Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073
[email protected];


Michigan Municipal League Insurance Boards Announce 2020 Member Dividends

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Members of the Michigan Municipal League’s insurance programs—almost a thousand cities, villages, counties, townships, and other public entities—will share dividends totaling over $15.5 million in 2020.

The Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees has voted to return $14 million in dividends to its member-owners. The Fund has issued $42.6 million in dividends over the previous five years, representing about 27 percent of members’ premiums over the same period.

The Liability & Property Pool Board of Directors has authorized dividends as well, returning $1.575 million in dividends to member-owners who renew coverage in 2020. Over the previous five years, the Pool has issued $11.4 million in dividends, corresponding to about 11 percent of members’ premiums during the same period.

“When members work hard to improve safety and reduce risks and claims through prevention, training, and exemplary leadership, we are able to return the resulting savings back to their communities, including in the form of dividends,” said Michael Forster, the League’s Director of Risk Management Services. “We thank our members for their continued efforts, which are key to the ongoing success of the League and its insurance programs.”

The MML Liability & Property Pool and Workers’ Compensation Fund are nonprofit self-insurance pools owned and governed by their members. The programs maintain rock-solid financial positions and offer stable, cost-effective, and broad coverage options. Expert risk management services are provided by municipal risk specialists with decades of experience.

For over 100 years, the Michigan Municipal League has sought to represent, inspire, and educate its members through state and federal legislative and legal advocacy, policy initiatives, redevelopment and civic innovations assistance, grants, insurance and risk management, annual wage surveys, and a host of other services. Elected and appointed officials benefit from trainings in everything from the nuts and bolts of governance to the big-picture vision of Placemaking. The organization offers a treasure trove of information and resources including handbooks and fact sheets; sample policies, contracts, and ordinances; publications on topical issues; and a dedicated team of helpful member services staff.

For more information, contact Michael Forster, Director, Risk Management Services; 734-669-6340 or [email protected].

MML Liability & Property Pool Directors:

Chair: Dave Post
Village of Hillman

George Bosanic
City of Greenville

Robert Clark
City of Monroe

Jason Eppler
City of Ionia

Dan Gilmartin
Executive Director/CEO

Ken Hibl
City of Clare

Sue Osborn
City of Fenton

Jean Stegeman
City of Menominee


MML Workers’ Compensation Fund Trustees:

Chair: Christine Burns
Village of Spring Lake

Vice Chair: Maureen Donker
City of Midland

Lois Allen-Richardson
Mayor Pro Tem
City of Ypsilanti

Todd Campbell
City Manager
City of Saline

Deborah Doyle
City of Durand

Scott Erickson
City of Ironwood

Dan Gilmartin
Executive Director/CEO

Penny Hill
Assistant Manager
City of Traverse City

Lee Kilbourn
City of Auburn

Devin Olson
City of Munising

Adam Smith
City of Grand Ledge

David Tossava
City of Hastings


For additional information, contact the League’s Matt Bach, director of communications, at (810) 874-1073 (cell); (734) 669-6317 (office) and [email protected].

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