Agent News

July 2015

Class Codes

Focusing on markets that Accident Fund knows the best helps your agency achieve profitability. Make sure you know which class codes are on top.

Arkansas

  • 5645 Carpentry-Detached One Or Two Family Dwellings
  • 5221 Concrete Or Cement Work-Floors, Driveways, Yards Or Sidewalks-& Drivers
  • 5190 Electrical Wiring-Within Buildings & Drivers
  • 6217 Excavation & Drivers
  • 5537 Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

Georgia

  • 4034 Concrete Products Mfg & Drivers
  • 3643 Electric Power Or Transmission Equipment Mfg
  • 6217 Excavation & Drivers
  • 3040 Iron Or Steel: Fabrication: Iron Works-Shop-Ornamental-& Drivers
  • 8869 Professional Employees: School or College

Illinois

  • 9052 Hotel: All Other Employees & Salespersons, Drivers
  • 4299 Printing

Indiana

  • 7605 Burglar Alarm Installation Or Repair & Drivers
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees

Iowa

  • 3865 Baby Carriage Mfg
  • 5190 Electrical Wiring-Within Buildings & Drivers
  • 5537 Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • 5183 Plumbing Noc & Drivers
  • 8044 Store: Furniture & Drivers

Kansas

  • 8391 Automobile Repair Shop & Parts Dept Employees, Drivers
  • 5645 Carpentry-Detached One Or Two Family Dwellings
  • 5221 Concrete Or Cement Work-Floors, Driveways, Yards Or Sidewalks-& Drivers
  • 4034 Concrete Products Mfg & Drivers
  • 7231 Trucking: Mail, Parcel Or Package Delivery-All Employees & Drivers

Maryland

  • 3724 Machinery Or Equipment Erection Or Repair Noc & Drivers
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees

Michigan

  • 9015 Buildings-Operation-By Owner, Lessee, Or Real Estate Management Firm: All Other Employees
  • 8868 College: Professional Employees & Clerical
  • 5221 Concrete Or Cement Work-Floors, Driveways, Yards Or Sidewalks
  • 4459 Plastics Mfg: Sheets, Rods, Or Tubes
  • 3095 Tool Mfg – Highly Automated

Minnesota

  • 5437 Carpentry-Installation Of Cabinet Work Or Interior Trim
  • 5462 Glazier-Away From Shop & Drivers
  • 8828 Home Health Care: All Other Employees
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees
  • 8864 Social Services Organization – All Employees & Salespersons

Mississippi

  • 3824 Automobile, Bus, Truck Or Trailer Body Mfg: Noc
  • 8829 Convalescent Or Nursing Home-All Employees
  • 8116 Farm Machinery Dealer-All Operations & Drivers
  • 9082 Restaurant NOC
  • 8008 Store: Clothing, Wearing Apparel Or Dry Goods-Retail

Missouri

  • 9060 Club-Country, Golf, Fishing Or Yacht-& Clerical
  • 5221 Concrete Or Cement Work-Floors, Driveways, Yards Or Sidewalks-& Drivers
  • 5537 Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • 3040 Iron Or Steel: Fabrication: Iron Works-Shop-Ornamental-& Drivers
  • 3365 Welding Or Cutting Noc & Drivers

Nebraska

  • 6319 Gas Main Or Connection Construction & Drivers
  • 0042 Landscape Gardening & Drivers
  • 9554 Sign Installation, Maintenance, Repair Or Removal & Drivers
  • 8018 Store: Wholesale Noc
  • 5445 Wallboard Installation Within Buildings & Drivers

North Carolina

  • 5188 Automatic Sprinkler Installation & Drivers
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees

South Carolina

  • 8835 Home Health Care – Added per Greg
  • 7600 Telephone Or Telegraph Co.: All Other Employees & Drivers

South Dakota

  • 8380 Automobile Service Or Repair Center & Drivers
  • 9014 Buildings-Operation By Contractors
  • 9015 Buildings-Operation-By Owner, Lessee, Or Real Estate Management Firm: All Other Employees
  • 5645 Carpentry-Detached One Or Two Family Dwellings
  • 9052 Hotel: All Other Employees & Salespersons, Drivers

Tennessee

  • 2003 Bakery & Drivers, Route Supervisors
  • 5022 Masonry Noc
  • 8832 Physician & Clerical
  • 5183 Plumbing Noc & Drivers
  • 9082 Restaurant NOC

Texas

  • 2003 Bakery & Drivers, Route Supervisors
  • 8234 Building Material Dealer-New Materials Only:All Others
  • 5200 Cement Work-Sidewalks, Cellar Floors Or Driveways
  • 9079 Restaurant Noc
  • 8033 Store: Meat, Grocery And Provision Stores Combined-Retail Noc

Virginia

  • 8264 Bottle Dealer-Used & Drivers
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees

Wisconsin

  • 8868 College: Professional Employees & Clerical
  • 8835 Nursing-Home Health, Public And Traveling-All Employees
Agency Hall of Fame

The Agency Hall of Fame is recognition for those agencies that write the most new business each month. The acknowledgment, given to top agencies in each state, allows us to show appreciation to our agent partners for their efforts.

Arkansas

  • Cashion Co. Inc., Little Rock
  • Meadors, Adams & Lee, Inc., Little Rock

Georgia

  • Johnson & Bryan, Inc., Atlanta
  • Jowers – Sklar Ins Agcy, Rome

Illinois

  • Dimond Bros. Insurance LLC, Paris
  • Nicoud Insurance Services, Springfield

Indiana

  • Conner Insurance, Inc., Indianapolis
  • George Ins Group, Muncie

Iowa

  • Holmes, Murphy and Associates, LCC, West Des Moines
  • Independent Insurance Services of Central Iowa, Inc., Marshalltown

Kansas

  • Elliott Insurance Inc., Louisburg
  • SRA Insurance Agency LLC, Mission

Maryland

  • PSA Insurance, Inc., Hunt Valley
  • Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation, Glen Burnie

Michigan

  • Gompers, Cornish & Barr, Macomb
  • The Sterling Group, Inc., Sterling Heights

Minnesota

  • J. A. Price Agency, Inc., Eden Prairie
  • Waypoint Insurance Advisors, Inc, Hopkins

Mississippi

  • Insurance & Risk Managers, Brookhaven
  • Wellington Associates, Inc., Flowood

Missouri

  • R-T Specialty LLC, Kansas City
  • W. E. Walker – Lakenan, LLC, Cape Girardeau

Nebraska

  • INSPRO, Inc., LaVista
  • UNICO Group, Inc., Lincoln

North Carolina

  • J.J. Wade & Associates, Inc., Davidson
  • Jake A. Parrott Insurance Agency, Inc., Kinston

South Carolina

  • Bradley Insurance Group LLC, West Columbia
  • Southern Risk Insurance Services, LLC, Anderson

South Dakota

  • Howalt McDowell Ins, a Marsh & McLennan Agcy LLC Co, Sioux Falls
  • The Insurance Connection, Sioux Falls

Tennessee

  • Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC, Memphis
  • The Crichton Group, Nashville

Texas

  • InSource Ins Agcy, San Antonio
  • MHBT Inc., Dallas

Virginia

  • Independent Insurance Center, Inc., Lansdowne
  • Sheehan Insurance Group, Inc., Haymarket

Wisconsin

  • McClone Agency Inc, Menasha
  • R & R Insurance Services, Inc. Waukesha, Waukesha
Introducing Uplink - A New, Efficient Way of Doing Business with Accident Fund

upload-buttonAt Accident Fund, we’re always looking for ways to make it easier for agents to do business with us. We realize that our agent partners work with multiple carriers and we strive to provide the most efficient system for inputting business. That is why we’ve decided to partner with Appulate to provide a new data bridge for uploading business – at no cost to our agents.

Appulate Uplink™ is a simple and comprehensive ACORD XML data bridge that allows agents to upload policy information from their agency management system and push the data directly to Accident Fund. Uplink™ works with any agency management system on the market and converts ACORD forms from the agency management system into ACORD XML that can populate our online rating system – eLink.

This system came highly recommended from one of our top agent partners, and we’re glad to provide this new efficient way of doing business to all of our agencies. After all, easier submissions equate to time and money saved as well as increased revenue and incentives.

If you have questions about Uplink, contact your business development consultant. For instructions on how to install the Uplink Virtual Print Driver, click here.

Discover the Rewards of Risk Management Services

wokplace-safetyDo you have customers who have implemented loss control recommendations and built sophisticated risk management programs to protect their workers, but are still searching for ways to control their cost of risk? Risk Management Services (RMS) provides a comprehensive workers’ compensation product specifically created for retrospective and large deductible buyers who want some “skin in the game” when it comes to controlling insurance costs.

As we have mentioned in the past, Accident Fund agents have access to sell our RMS product to your current and potential clients.

RMS provides:

  • Proactive claim and medical management services built to mitigate claim costs.
  • Loss control experts who develop individual loss control strategies to address your customer’s specific loss drivers.
  • Client relation consultants who are a single point of contact for customers.
  • A risk management information system that allows you to generate customized reports, analyze loss trends, see daily adjuster updates and a multitude of other functions.

As RMS approaches its one-year anniversary in September, it’s exciting to report what has been achieved:

  • For 2015, we’ve written $7.4 million in new RMS business.
  • United Heartland, a member of Accident Fund Holdings, has written $5.7 million in new guaranteed cost premium after RMS prospects ultimately decided to choose a guaranteed cost program over a loss sensitive option.
  • The RMS team continues to grow with RMS Director Tim Greifenkamp leading the way. In addition to Tim, current team members include:

We encourage agents who have customers seeking high-touch, loss-sensitive solutions to reach out to any RMS team member, or emailRMS@UnitedHeartland.com and see how RMS can bring rewards worth the risk.

Improved State Provider Panels Means Improved Care for Injured Workers

Doctors-and-nurses-hospitalAs the WorkSafe People™, Accident Fund understands the importance of injured workers receiving timely and appropriate medical care when a workplace accident occurs. By utilizing our state-of-the-art data analysis platform, we’ve created panels of medical providers who through their experience in occupational medicine and medical management help return your workers to health and work quickly.

In compliance with Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia workers’ compensation regulations, we have improved our process for creating and maintaining our Provider Panels and have updated our policyholder website to reflect these changes. Employers in other states can consult their Accident Fund claims representative when provider information is needed for an injured worker.

To access our State Provider Panels, policyholders need to register for the policyholder website, which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Login’ dropdown at the top of the homepage. This flyer provides step-by-step instructions on how to register (or re-register) for our secure site.

Once registered, State Provider Panels can be found by selecting ‘Click Here for State Provider Panels’ or at the bottom of the homepage.

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Please note: In Georgia, where panels are required to be posted PRIOR to an injury, policyholders should print the panels listed on our website and post them at each their locations. In Tennessee and Virginia, where panels are required to be provided AFTER an injury, policyholders should access the website as soon as an injury occurs so they can supply the most up-to-date panel to the injured worker.

State Provider Panels now show the city, zip code and date that they were last updated, which will help policyholders when selecting a medical provider for their injured worker. There is also an email link to the Provider Panel Coordinators (PPC)in case the desired city is not listed. One of our PPCs will complete the panel and email it back to the customer.

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These improvements were made to reflect our ongoing efforts to get injured workers to experienced occupational medical providers as soon as possible so they can return to work quickly and safely. We will continue to update our Provider Panels regularly to ensure injured workers receive care from physicians who are knowledgeable in occupational medicine and who are successful in achieving timely recovery and return to work results. Log on to our policyholder website for more information.
Still Time to Register for the 22nd Annual Westran Golf Outing

westran_golfThe Roy Westran Memorial Insurance Industry Scholarship Golf Outing is just around the corner and we want to see you there. The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 7, at Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath, Mich., and we have plenty of room on the green as well as a variety of sponsorship opportunities that are still available.

The event helps raise education funds for students seeking insurance-industry related degrees and recognizes the work of the late Roy Westran, an individual committed to the advancement of our profession. Since 1990, the Westran Memorial Scholarship has awarded more than $810,000 to nearly 500 students and helped to ensure the growth of our industry.

The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and an awards reception will follow in the afternoon. For more information, visit WestranScholarship.org or contact Kylie Olanowski.