The City of Decorah was recently named a Best Practices Member by the Iowa Municipalities Workers' Compensation Association (IMWCA). In order to achieve this honor, the city has shown commitment from the entire organization to adopt and implement rigorous safety standards that not only help contain workers' compensation costs but ultimately benefit its overall operations.
The Best Practices program was developed to recognize and reward members for meeting "best practices" in the areas of underwriting, claims and loss control.
"As a risk pool, it's important that each member does their part to keep
workers' compensation costs affordable for all members," said Curt
Svalstad, director of risk services. "This recognition sets them apart as
one that goes the extra mile to support the pool in these efforts."
The city received a monetary award to be used to further enhance safety
programs as well as a plaque and certificate acknowledging this
The Iowa Municipalities Workers' Compensation Association (IMWCA) is a self-funded risk sharing pool that provides workers' compensation coverage to local governments including cities, counties, political subdivisions and entities formed by intergovernmental agreements. IMWCA is committed to providing a competitive workers' compensation program through administrative, loss control and technical services. Currently, IMWCA covers more than 49,000 employees for nearly 500 members.