Established in 1978, the County Road Association Self Insurance Fund, CRASIF, is a group of 69 county road commissions who have joined together to provide workers compensation insurance for over 3,500 employees.
Our mission is to reduce the potential for employee injury and to provide a comprehensive disability management program for employees eligible for workers' compensation.
Board Meeting Schedule*
|March 12, 2018
||Board Meeting, Lansing, 9 am.
|May 15, 2018
||Board Meeting, Comfort Inn and Conference Center, Mount Pleasant, Time – TBD
|July 19, 2018
||Board Meeting, Soaring Eagle Resort and Conference Center, Mount Pleasant, Time – TBD
|Sept 12, 2018
||Annual Membership Meeting, Firekeepers, Battle Creek, Time – TBD
latest news from crasif:
Board Approves a $2 Million Dollar Dividend Distribution.
- March 28, 2018
The Board of Trustees approved a $2 million dollar dividend distribution at it’s March 12 board meeting. Out of the $2 million, $1 million dollars will be issued as a refund check and the other $1 million will be used as a premium credit for the 2018-19 coverage year. Board Chair Doug Robidoux had this to say about the distribution, “Our members and our risk control staff have worked hard at reducing high frequency injuries over the last 5 years. We are excited that we can return the unused premium back to our members. This is one of the many benefits of being part of a group fund.”
The dividend distribution plan is subject to the approval of the Workers’ Compensation Agency.
4th Quarter Premium Deposits Due March 10
- February 12, 2018
Just a reminder that the 4th quarter premium deposits are due March 10. The invoices are located in the invoices folder in the member portal. To retrieve the invoices, click on the Members Only Section tab above and select the link that says “Click here to obtain CRASIF forms, invoices, …etc.” Please feel free to contact Lisa Heads (firstname.lastname@example.org or 810.844.8112) if you have trouble getting them.
New Return-to-Work Program Enhancements!
- February 7, 2018
CRASIF is pleased to announce that there are now two (2) NEW member enhancements to our return-to-work (RTW) efforts. Effective today February 1, 2018, members who choose to do RTW, will have:
1. A list of pre-planned temporary, productive, modifiable transitional jobs called “Bridge Assignments” available to use; and,
2. A Return-to-Work Specialist available to help you use the Bridge Assignments effectively.
The Bridge Assignments can be used when the injured employee’s original job cannot be modified to accommodate their work related restrictions. They were created by road commissions for road commissions. (Special thanks goes to the following members who volunteered to help create them: Barry, Kalamazoo, Mason, Alcona, Midland and Washtenaw.)
The RTW Specialist name is Emelia Legarza. She will be working with our claims adjuster Melissa Teregan from Mackinaw Administrators.
Beware of Frostbite!
- January 8, 2018
Extreme cold temperatures are becoming the norm this year in Michigan. The combination of extremely cold temperatures and the wind can cause someone to experience frostbite in as little as 20 minutes. Check out the CRASIF January 2018 Break Room News for information that will help you identify and treat frostbite. Click here to review the newsletter.
First Time Risk Control Award Winners
- October 9, 2017
A number of CRASIF members received risk control awards for the first time at our Annual Meeting. Arenac CRC received the Turnaround Award for achieving the largest reduction in it’s experience modification factor from the previous year. Isabella CRC, Mackinac CRC, Oscoda CRC and Wexford CRC had no reportable workers’ compensation claims during the last 12 months. Washtenaw CRC went on the Honor Roll for the first time after acheiving a less than 1.0 experience modification factor. Huron CRC and Alpena CRC were recognized for the best experience modification factor in their payroll classes. Keep up the good work everyone!