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12/22 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Donates $7,500 to Lansing Area Charitable Organizations in December 2010
12/1 Accident Fund Employees Brighten the Holidays for Michigan Children in Foster Care
11/23 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Donates $6,500 to Charitable Organizations in Metro Detroit
11/23 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Donates $1,500 to Lansing Education Advancement Foundation
11/9 Accident Fund Recognized By Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for Regional Economic Growth Activities
10/25 Accident Fund Donates $10,000 to Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
10/18 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Donates $10,000 to Charitable Organizations in Grand Rapids, Mich.
10/12 Accident Fund President Michael Britt to Address Mississippi College School of Business & Receive Prestigious Alumnus Awards
9/29 Local Businesses Compete to Help Save Lives - Blood Donors Encouraged to Donate for Business of Choice
9/27 Accident Fund Receives 2010 Applied Systems Interface Leadership Award
9/20 Accident Fund Donates $5,250 to Charitable Organizations in August 2010
8/23 Accident Fund Supports Roy Westran Scholarship Foundation with $15,000 Donation
8/16 Accident Fund Donates $26,300 to Charitable Organizations in July 2010
7/27 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Selected as One of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2010
6/11 Accident Fund Honored With Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) Award
3/25 Accident Fund Honors 23 Agencies with its 2009 President’s Club Award
3/19 Accident Fund Names Joanne Topa As Director of Enterprise Applications
3/16 Accident Fund Honors Two Employees: Holaday Named 2009 Employee of the Year; Kittmann Receives Leadership Award
3/10 Accident Fund Names Lisa Riddle Vice President of Claims and Medical Operations
3/2 More Businesses Plan to Increase Wages in Next Six Months
2/18 Accident Fund Names UNICO Group its 2009 Agency of the Year


10/22 Accident Fund President and CEO Elizabeth R. Haar Recognized as One of Mid-Michigan’s Most Influential Women.
10/20 Accident Fund Names Darcy Kerr Vice President Human Resources
10/01 Accident Fund Names Kingswood Senior Living Community Policyholder of the Year
8/14 Accident Fund Donates $10,000 to Capital Area Center for Independent Living
6/22 More Businesses Say Their Bottom Line Will Improve in Next Six Months
6/18 Accident Fund Honored with Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) Awards
6/09 Accident Fund Names Scott Sowulewski as Director
4/06 Accident Fund Honors 27 Agencies with its 2008 President’s Club Award
3/25 Accident Fund Honors Two Employees
3/18 Ottawa Street Power Station Receives National Designation
2/09 Accident Fund Names KeenanSuggs its 2008 Agency of the Year
1/20 Accident Fund Names Reynolds Corporate Secretary; Barnes, Riddle as Vice Presidents
1/14 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Wins Court Case; Ruling Means Accident Fund Subsidiary Can Grow Its National Workers Compensation Business
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Legislature enacts the state’s first workers disability compensation law and provides for establishment of an Accident Fund in the state treasury. The original Accident Fund is organized and operated by Michigan business owners.
1976 Michigan Attorney General Kelley rules that the Accident Fund is a state agency, and its employees are within the classified state civil service.
1987 Ingham County Circuit Court upholds the Attorney General’s opinion.
1988 State Court of Appeals rules that the Accident Fund is a state agency.
1989 Supreme Court declines to review the Court of Appeals opinion.
1990 State assumes management control of the Fund and classifies Fund employees in the civil service system. Fund becomes an agency of the Department of Commerce.
1991 Governor Engler is inaugurated and calls for privatization of Accident Fund.
1993 Governor signs legislation authorizing the privatization of the Fund. Blue Cross Blue Shield wins right to buy Accident Fund.
1994 Supreme Court affirms Michigan’s right to the proceeds of the sale. Sale is consummated before the December 31 deadline.
1995 The new Accident Fund Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, begins operations.
1996 Accident Fund Company earns first A- (excellent) rating from A.M. Best Company.
1997 Company sets ambitious set of goals to be achieved by Year 2000.
1998 Tiered rating structure launched, making pricing more competitive.
1999 Accident Fund pays Blue Cross first dividend of $100 million; earns full A (excellent) rating from A.M. Best; installs integrated claims and underwriting system; granted approval to offer long-term and short-term disability coverage.
2000 Launch of multi-state expansion initiated using new business model created by eMagine.
2002 Accident Fund Company becomes Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.
2003 Accident Fund operating in 10 core states.
2005 Accident Fund celebrates 10th anniversary as a private company (Anniversary date: December 28, 1994 – the date the purchase agreement was signed).
2005 Elizabeth R. Haar named president & CEO (June 1).
Accident Fund purchases Wisconsin-based monoline workers compensation insurer United Heartland.
2006 Minnesota added as core state
2007 Nebraska, Virginia and Georgia added as core states.
2008 Accident Fund signs agreement to purchase California-based monoline workers compensation insurer CompWest.
Mississippi and Arkansas added as core states.
2009 Texas and Maryland added as core states.
Mike Britt named president of Accident Fund.


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