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MMRMA Publishes Updated Brochure on the Use of Tire Deflation Devices
The revised document reflects up-to-date guidelines to help member law enforcement departments create policies on the use of tire deflation devices.

MMRMA Publishes FAQ on Recreational Use of Marijuana
This new brochure provides answers to many questions members may have about the 2018 Michigan law legalizing recreational marijuana.

Access Coverage Documents in Members Only Area
Member Representatives can log into their user accounts and access Coverage Documents and other MMRMA governing documents.

Call for Letters of Interest: Membership Committee Vacancies
Deadline for submission is Friday, October 4, 2019.

Reserve the Dates: MMRMA Meetings Through 2021
As you plan for 2020 and 2021, save these MMRMA event dates in your calendar to make sure you don't miss out.

MMRMA Publishes Updated 2019 Risk Transfer Manual
Log in and go to the Members Only page to download the latest version.

Risk Control Bulletin: Distracted Driving Facts - Staying Safe on the Roads
Some reminders about distracted driving to help everyone stay safe on the roads.

MMRMA Hires Phil Kamm as Risk Control Consultant
His years of expertise in fire and emergency medical service will benefit the MMRMA membership.

MMRMA Publishes Updated Brochure on Michigan Do Not Resuscitate Orders
The revised document reflects up-to-date content and guidelines to help member emergency response departments develop guidelines relating to DNR orders.

MMRMA Publishes Update to Canine Unit Model Policy and Regulations
The revised document reflects up-to-date content and guidelines to help member law enforcement departments create policies on the use of police canine teams.

MMRMA Updates Employment Application Guidelines and Model Application
The updated brochure answers common questions and concerns relating to employment applications and provides a model application for member use as a starting point in crafting materials suitable for their specific needs.

MMRMA Hires New Team Member, Senior Business Analyst Jason Lampkin
New position will help facilitate MMRMA’s business processes, technology initiatives, and other projects across all departments.

MMRMA Announces RAP/CAP Grant Updates, New Forms Effective July 1, 2019
Please click for more information on the revisions and contact Membership Services if you need assistance.

MMRMA Publishes Revised Brochure on Off-Duty Firearms
The document reflects up-to-date content and guidelines to help member law enforcement departments create policies on the carrying of off-duty firearms by their officers.

MMRMA Publishes Revised Model Policy Document on Driver Selection
The updated brochure explores definitions and theories of exposure relating to employee drivers; it includes guidelines for creating driver selection and training policies and procedures.

Register Now: Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training


MMRMA Announces $1.5 Million Distribution from State Pool Retention Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.

Data Breach Update: External Email Spoofing Tactics Evolve
Attempts are on the rise, and perpetrators continue to refine methods to improve their chances of success.

Board Approves $28 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

MMRMA Updates Model Policy Document on Distracted Driving
The updated brochure explores the risks of distracted driving and ways to manage them, including guidelines for creating an effective distracted driving policy.

MMRMA Publishes Brochure on Interacting with People with Autism and Related Conditions
Many professionals in public service will encounter such individuals. This document provides guidelines and model procedures for interacting with care and professionalism.

MMRMA Updates Model Policy Document on Surface Ice/Frigid Water Rescue
As temperatures fluctuate and Michiganders pursue winter activities, this document offers important guidelines and procedures for water rescue in dangerous conditions.

MMRMA Publishes Updated Brochure: Rapid Response to Active Violence for Law Enforcement and Rescue Task Force
Updated document reflects latest principles for resolving incidents of active violence to best protect save human lives and prevent injuries.

In Memoriam: Risk Control Consultant Al Smolen
MMRMA mourns the loss of a dear colleague and friend.

How to Contact MMRMA After Hours In Case of Serious Incident
If an MMRMA member experiences a serious loss or incident outside business hours, please call our main phone number and follow the prompts to leave a message and contact number; the MMRMA team will be alerted and call you back ASAP. Click Read full story for further information.

Register Now for 2019 Risk Management Workshop
March 7-8, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing.

What Employers Should Know: Prop 1 Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Law does not change rights of employers to implement and enforce policies relating to employee marijuana use.

MMRMA Seeks Participants for New Committee
Facilities Management Risk Control Advisory Committee will address risk management issues and solutions relating to member property.

MMRMA Publishes New Brochure on Workplace Harassment Complaints
Now available for download to logged-in users in the Members Only area of our website.

Senior Counsel Tim Belanger Retiring October 1
Tim has been a part of the MMRMA team for 25 years, and we wish him many happy adventures in retirement!

Call for Letters of Interest: Finance Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is October 1, 2018, for consideration at the MMRMA Board's October 11 meeting.

Vacancies on Two MMRMA Standing Committees
Deadline to submit letters of interest for the Finance and State Pool Committees is Monday, October 1, 2018.

Risk Control Bulletins: Active Assailant Guidelines; Workplace Safety Audits; Contingency Planning for Key Equipment; Protecting Pipes From Freezing & Bursting
A brief overview on preparing for an active assailant incident. A bulletin explaining the differences between safety audits, inspections, and observations, with a basic primer on how to conduct each of them. A bulletin on response plans in case of interruptions or breakdowns of key equipment. Plus two plan-ahead bulletins on preventing pipes from freezing and bursting and how to thaw frozen pipes safely.

MMRMA Announces Staff Promotions
Please join us in congratulating these team members on their new roles.

MMRMA Introduces Two Employees on Claims and Legal Team
Please help us welcome Samantha Heraud, Esq., and Christopher Flechsig, Esq.

MMRMA Debuts New Claim Reporting Forms
New forms are based on type of claim. Download to fill out in Adobe Acrobat or print and complete by hand.

State Pool Committee Vacancy: Deadline Extended
Please submit letters of interest by Monday, October 1, 2018.

2018 Law Provides Access to National FBI Database
MMRMA recommends a background check program for members who use volunteers or hire employees to work with vulnerable populations.

Call for Letters of Interest: Membership Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is April 6, 2018.

Vacancies on Two MMRMA Standing Committees
Deadline to submit letters of interest for the Membership and State Pool Committees is Friday, April 6, 2018.

Louise Duchesneau Announces Retirement
Senior claims adjuster to depart MMRMA after 46-year career in insurance and risk management.

State Pool Committee Vacancy: Deadline Extended
Please submit letters of interest by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Board Approves $29 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

Register Now for 2018 Risk Management Workshop
March 8-9, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing.

Announcement: Updates to RAP/CAP Guidelines
Click "Read full story" for an overview. The upcoming October Risk Journal will have additional details on the updates.

Call for Letters of Interest: Events Planning Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is Monday, October 2, 2017.

Ford Addresses Concerns Over Exhaust in Police Interceptor Cabins
Please contact MMRMA if you have Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in your fleet and have questions about this notice.

Risk Management Tips for August 21 Solar Eclipse
Please read for details about the upcoming eclipse and how to manage the risks so you can observe it safely.

RAP/CAP Grants Approved for 2018 Fiscal Year


Announcement: Cindy King Joining MMRMA Staff
She will start August 16 in new role as Director of Membership Services and Human Resources.

Preparing for Anticipated Website Accessibility Standards
Department of Justice expects to issue new rules on ADA website compliance by 2018.

Michigan Supreme Court Update
Governor Snyder appointed Justice Kurtis Wilder to replace retiring Chief Justice Robert Young.

State Pool Committee Vacancy: Deadline Extended
Deadline for submission extended to Monday, July 31, 2017.

Power Restored at MMRMA
Email, phones, and other affected systems are now up and running. Please contact us to report claims or if you need any other assistance.

Vacancies on Two MMRMA Standing Committees
Deadline to submit letters of interest for State Pool and Events Planning Committees is Monday, April 10, 2017.

Call for Letters of Interest: State Pool Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is Monday, April 10, 2017.

Board Approves $23.7 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

MMRMA Announces $1 Million Distribution from State Pool Loss Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.

There's Still Time: Register Today for 2017 Risk Management Workshop
March 2-3, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing.

Summary of New State Medical Marijuana Legislation
The three new Acts, which aim to clarify medical marijuana law, take effect December 20, 2016.

Notice of Board Vacancy: Call for Letters of Interest
Vacancy is for the Individual Member Designated Township Seat. Deadline to submit letters of interest is January 13, 2017.

Call for Letters of Interest: Membership Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is January 27, 2017.

Call for Letters of Interest: Events Planning Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is Monday, April 10, 2017.

Recall May Affect Naloxone Kits Distributed to MMRMA Members at Conferences
Recipients may contact MMRMA for help checking kits against the recall list and returning them if applicable.

Summary of FAA Amendments to Drone Regulations
This is an overview and not a comprehensive list of the regulations. For complete information, see www.FAA.gov/uas.

Attorney General: Roadway Solicitations Not Legal
Bill Schuette issues formal opinion on soliciting for charities in traffic.

MMRMA Announces Enhanced Property Risk Control Initiative
Bulletins and other resources will help MMRMA and its members reduce the likelihood and severity of property losses.

Announcement: Standard RAP Grant Guideline Revisions
Click "Read Full Story" and see the June Risk Journal for more details.

Call for Letters of Interest: State Pool Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is May 9, 2016.

MMRMA Seeks Participants for Health Facilities Risk Control Advisory Committee
Interested parties can contact MMRMA for additional information.

Use of Force Expert Weighs in on Timing of Post-TASER Exposure Confessions
Jack Ryan, nationally recognized for his expertise, cites a study that examines cognitive impairment after TASER exposure.

MMRMA Announces $1.5 Million Distribution from State Pool Loss Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.

Board Approves $31.8 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

Executive Director Announces MMRMA Staff Reorganization
to address succession planning and ensure operational excellence.

MMRMA Seeks Candidates
for Health Facilities Risk Control Advisory Committee. Click below for more details.

Contact New Adjuster Soncia Salter for Property Claims
Soncia came on board as MMRMA's senior property adjuster following Florence Nagy's retirement.

Director of Claims Michael Ellis To Retire in November
after serving MMRMA tirelessly for over 28 years. Please join us in wishing him all the best!

Supreme Court Rules on Excessive Force
The U.S. Supreme Court recently made a ruling relating to excessive use of force.

Jack Barron Set to Retire
The Risk Control Consultant will leave MMRMA at the end of June after 23+ years of service.

MMRMA Updates Risk Avoidance Program Requirements and Processes


Florence Nagy Sets Retirement Date
The Senior Claims Adjuster will depart at the end of June. Please join us all in wishing her the very best in her retirement adventures!

How Do You Eat an Oreo?
There are two ways to manage MMRMA's annual revisions to the Coverage Documents. Please read to find out what we recommend.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its March 2015 Meeting


Risk Avoidance Program (RAP) Supports Valuable Training


Board Approves $45.1 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its November 2014 Meeting


Call for Letters of Interest: State Pool Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission of letters has been extended to January 31, 2015.

Call for Letters of Interest: Membership Committee Vacancy
Deadline for submission is January 31, 2015

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its August 2014 Meeting


Sewer Backup Resources, Information, and Claim Forms
Materials to assist MMRMA members in the wake of recent heavy rains and flooding.

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Terminology
Court makes a point to use "intellectual disability" instead of "mental retardation" in recent opinion.

State Bar Finds Home for Elliott-Larsen Plaque
MMRMA's Michael Ellis Was in Attendance for Dedication Ceremony

I-96 Construction Info
The freeway is closed from Newburgh to Telegraph in both directions through October 2014.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its March 2014 Meeting


Tech Note: Microsoft to End Support for Windows XP, IE 8
Windows XP users encouraged to upgrade to newer version of Windows or, at the very least, to browse in Firefox or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.

SURVEY: MMRMA Seeks Input on Snowplow Driver Training
Public Services Risk Control Advisory Committee asks member DPS departments about their snowplow driver training practices.

Board Approves $34.5 Million Distribution
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

Legislative Alert: MISS DIG Update
Public Act 174 goes into effect on April 1, 2014. Read for more information and links, including how to submit comments on the proposed forms and procedures for implementation of the Act.

MMRMA Unveils Online Renewal Questionnaire
As part of MMRMA’s ongoing technology updates and new systems, we have launched a new online Renewal Questionnaire process.

2014 Member Recognition Award
MMRMA's award program is entering its third year.

Risk Manager Boyd Smith Retires
Please join us in thanking Boyd for his hard work and contributions to MMRMA.

Remembering Jim Scharret
MMRMA mourns the loss of its Board member and long-time friend.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its November 2013 Meeting


Membership Committee Updates RAP Guidelines, Deadlines
Changes and additions made to the current list of RAP Standard Grant Guidelines.

New State Court Administrator Appointed
Supreme Court selects Monroe probate judge for the position.

Ann Flood Named New State Insurance Director
Flood replaces former director, who has been appointed state treasurer.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its August 2013 Meeting


Annual Meeting Handouts Now Online
Registered users of our website can access materials provided by the presenters at our August 2013 Annual Meeting.

Michigan Enacts Sports Concussion Law Affecting Youth Sports and Athletics
MMRMA provides important links and resources for complying with the new law and completing mandatory online training.

Bills Seek to Deter "Ambulance Chasers"
Michigan legislature could give accident victims a 30-day reprieve from solicitation by personal injury lawyers.

Court Weighs In on Absolute Immunity
Michigan police chiefs relieved of state law liability even when performing patrolman level responsibilities.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its May 2013 Meeting


Proposed Bill Would Revise FOIA Law in Michigan
If passed, Michigan House Bill 4001 would have significant effects on the way public entities respond to FOIA requests.

Age Discrimination On the Bench
Senate Joint Resolution F questions the rule against judges running for election once they've reached the age of 70.

Open Carry Meets Open Meetings
Michigan Court of Appeals decision and other noteworthy developments in gun debate.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its March 2013 Meeting


OMA Handbook Updated to Reflect Change In Law
MMRMA members can print the attached PDF and replace the updated pages in their existing OMA Handbook binders.

Risk Management Workshop Handouts Now Online
More handouts will be added as we receive them. We hope you take advantage of these informative materials.

Michigan Has New Supreme Court Justice
Governor Snyder appoints replacement for Diane Hathaway.

2013 Member Recognition Award
MMRMA's award program is now in its second year.

Board Approves $19.1 Million Distribution to Members
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

MMRMA Claims Records Coordinator Vera Vasquez Retires
Please join us in thanking Vera for her dedication.

Hathaway Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud
The former Michigan Supreme Court Justice may face time in prison.

Outside Honors
Join us in celebrating these achievements of MMRMA's partners.

Risk Control Advisory Committees: A Great Way to Get Involved
Serving on one of MMRMA's committees is an excellent way to share your risk management knowledge with the entire membership.

MMRMA Senior Claims Adjuster Frank Hughes Retires
Please join MMRMA in thanking him for his hard work and contributions.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its November 2012 Meeting


Carol Rosati Named One of Michigan Women in the Law 2012 Awardees
Please join MMRMA in congratulating Rosati on this prestigious honor.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its August 2012 Meeting


Membership Committee Revises Standard RAP Grant Guidelines


MMRMA Extends Congratulations to CMDA's Ron Acho
Acho receives award from Chaldean-American Bar Association (CABA).

Michigan Abolishes Helmet Requirement Under Certain Circumstances
Motorcycle Lobby Says "Hats Off" to Governor

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its February 2012 Meeting


Board Approves $38.6 Million Distribution to Members
Board of Directors declares distribution of excess net assets to current renewing MMRMA members.

Law Firm Gets a Name Change
One of MMRMA's two principal law firms has a new name.

Member Recognition Award
MMRMA is proud to announce the launch of its member recognition award.

There's Still Time to Register for Risk Management Workshop Sessions
Don't miss this excellent program filled with training and networking opportunities.

Membership Committee Raises Aggregate Limit for Security-Related Grant Funding


FOIA Coordinator Handbook Updated
MMRMA has revised pages to reflect Michigan Court of Appeals decision.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its August 2011 Meeting


Risk Management of Special Events Handbook Receives First Place PRIMA Award
MMRMA takes top honor in the Pooling category for this comprehensive manual.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its May 2011 Meeting


E-Mail Company Experienced Data Breach: Be Wary of Emails Requesting Your Information
Firm Reports that Millions of Email Addresses Were Stolen from Its Computers

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its March 2011 Meeting


Members Only Area Now Features Materials from Recent Risk Management Workshop
Log in and go to the "Members Only" page to see this new feature of the site.

Board Announces Distribution to Members
Board approves $19.6 million distribution and net asset deployment plan.

Annual Report is Here!
This year's report recaps 2010 financial highlights and presents a retrospective on MMRMA's 30-year history.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its November 2010 Meeting
A request for additional funding for MMRMA's custom Online Training program was among the approved grants.

Membership Committee Approved RAP Grants at its August 2010 Meeting
A request for additional funding for MMRMA's custom Online Training program was among the approved grants.


Upcoming Meetings
09.24.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
09.25.19 U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting
09.25.19 Fire/EMS Risk Control Advisory Committee Meeting
10.08.19 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.18.19 Events Planning Committee meeting
11.06.19 Facilities Management Risk Control Advisory Committee Meeting


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