Private School Learns a Lesson by Seeing Mod Drop 95 Points
The insured is a large non-profit school for physically and mentally-challenged students operated by Catholic Charities. It has 96 students and 400 employees.
The school was being cancelled by its existing carrier of 45 years because of a poor history resulting in a 300% loss ratio and a Mod tipping 1.88.
It was determined that the situation was predicated on a lack of injury management. It would often take up to 37 days to report an injury, and once an injury was reported, there were no procedures in place as to the next steps. Both the Human Resources and Finance managers were new and had inherited an existing problem.
Meetings were held with both the HR and Finance Managers with the first order of business to secure a carrier. The first quote was $500,000 (the school had previously been paying $133,000.) Finally, a carrier was secured at $300,000 with a small deductible. A five-step plan was then put into place for the school:
With everything in place, the number of loss-time injuries was significantly reduced, bringing about a six-figure decrease in premiums every year and an overall savings of $500,000 in premiums over the last four years. The Experience Mod also dropped from 1.88 to .93.