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Study: Seatbelts do save lives

Seatbelts do save lives A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study shows daytime seatbelt use reached 90.1 percent in 2015, up from 88.5 percent in 2014. Even with higher use, NHTSA notes that nearly half (48 percent) of people killed in crashes in 2015 were not wearing their belts. When used properly, lap/shoulder belts… Continue reading

RIC: Extending protection against tomorrow’s world

In these times, employers’ risks and exposures are constantly expanding. That’s why, as Michigan’s preferred workers’ compensation insurance carrier, Retailers Insurance Company is always looking for ways to extend coverages and reward policyholders for being proactive in protecting their employees. In 2014 we were the first carrier in the nation to automatically include EFT Guard… Continue reading

Michigan Retailers announces board officers for 2016-17, new directors

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced 2016-17 officers for the MRA Board of Directors and the Retailers Insurance Company Board of Directors. Results of each organization’s election of directors at its August annual meetings also were announced, along with directors of MRA-subsidiary Michigan Retailers Services, Inc. MRA Board of Directors  Orin Mazzoni, Jr., president… Continue reading

News Release: Retailers Insurance elects board members, officers

LANSING – The Retailers Insurance Company Board of Directors has re-elected all officers for 2015-16, following the election of three incumbents to the board at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Serving as officers through August 2016 are: • Chair Jeff Joyce, vice president and co-owner of Mieras Family Shoes, Grand Rapids; • Retailers Insurance President… Continue reading

News Release: Retailers Insurance Adds SpeedBuilder Systems’ BindExpress Policy Suite

Columbia, S.C. – January 17, 2014 – SpeedBuilder Systems, Inc. today announced that Michigan-based Retailers Mutual is live with workers’ compensation on the BindExpress Policy Suite.  The entirely web-based system will enable agents and underwriters to collaborate seamlessly with once-and-done processing for all insurance transactions – from new business quoting to renewals. “Among other benefits,… Continue reading

News Release: Retailers Insurance Adds Sales And Marketing Executive

LANSING – In a move that reflects both the company’s solid record of sales growth and plans to aggressively increase market share, Retailers Mutual Insurance Company has added another highly accomplished sales and marketing executive. President and CEO James P. Hallan announced the hiring of Kurt Dettmer as Senior Vice President Insurance Sales and Business… Continue reading

Reviewing Claims

by John Godfrey Retired jeweler and former board member Few policyholders realize how carefully the Retailers Insurance board considers and reviews each work comp claim. It is this process that enables us to be successful — settling claims efficiently and fairly, and disputing claims when warranted in order to control costs and discourage frivolous claims.… Continue reading