Feb. 15—Calhoun County was recently recognized by the
The county had the third-lowest experience modifier for three consecutive years, with county employees' work in risk management saving taxpayers nearly
The experience modifier was based on workers' compensation claims during policy years spanning from 2016 to 2018.
“It's less tax dollars that have to go toward insurance. The effort was (led by) the two previous administrators,
The county has approximately 206 employees.
The SCAC reports that an experience modifier of greater than 1 means that a county had more claims than they were expected to have, while a modifier of less than 1 means a county had less claims than expected.
The SCAC said fewer employees got hurt, creating “a win/win for your risk management team.”
“This low experience modifier is due to the hard work of your risk management team, the employees and support from your county administrator and county council,” the email read.
McLauchlin said risk management training for county employees is held.
“We do from time to time have classes and online training just to keep it fresh in everybody's mind to be safe,” he said.
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