Worker's Compensation Self-Insurers Council Minutes
January 20, 2005
Members present: Ms. Hudson, Ms. Joswiak, Mr. Kante, Ms. Neuman and Mr. Wittry
Staff present: Ms. Huntley-Cooper, Mr. Krueger, Mr. Moreth and Mr. Tomsyck
Call to order. The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Mr. Wittry at 9:30 A.M. in conformance with Wisconsin’s open meeting law.
Review and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Minutes of the September 16, 2004 meeting were reviewed, and approved as written.
Chairman Wittry made note of the Journal/Sentinel article that criticized the Division’s attendance at the IAIABC convention in September 2004, and expressed his support for the modest expense of Division staff attending such an event, given the importance of maintaining contact with professional peers.
Closed session Dollar General Corporation presentation. In accordance with s. 19.85(1)(f) the council convened in closed session to review financial, loss experience, safety and other information of Dollar General Corporation. Some of the company’s specific financial or other business information may be confidential and not subject to public disclosure.
Closed session review reports of self-insured employers. In accordance with s. 19.85(1)(f) the council convened in closed session to review financial, loss experience, safety and other information of employers presently or previously exempt from the duty to insure. Some of the companies’ specific financial or other business information may be confidential and not subject to public disclosure.
The Council returned to open session, and made the following recommendations:
The self-insurance application of Dollar General Corporation is approved, subject to a $1 million surety bond and specific excess insurance with a retention of $500,000 and statutory limits.
Changes to specific excess insurance and/or security requirements.
- Federal/Whalen-escrow reduction request: approved reduction to $250,000.
- General Motors – Require bond increase to $2 million.
- J.C. Penney – bond reduction request; approved reduction to $1.5 million.
- Kimberly-Clark – excess insurance retention increase to $1 million approved.
- Willman Industries – excess insurance retention increase to $350,000 approved.
Next meeting. Mr. Moreth will poll the members for acceptable dates in mid 2005, as applications or conditions warrant.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM