Some policyholders reduced their claims to zero after implementing new equipment, and they’ve reaped additional benefits, such as increased efficiency, lower labor costs and opportunities to bid jobs more competitively.
Changes to expect
In 2021, we will improve on the Safety Grant Program through two key changes:
- Pre-application safety consultation
- Open application period
As of Jan. 1, 2021, policyholders will receive a consultation with Safety and Risk Services consultants before applying for a grant to help identify the best equipment to address your unique business and claims needs. Please allow for enough time to schedule the consultation, which must be performed on site unless it is determined a virtual option is safer due to health and safety requirements under COVID-19.
With these changes, policyholders can submit applications at any time. MEM will evaluate them twice per year with cutoffs for consideration March 1 and Sept. 1, and award announcements following in May and November each year.
New application timeline
|Jan. 4, 2021||Applicants can begin submitting under new program|
|March 1||Deadline for applications to be submitted for May awards|
|May 15||Awardees announced|
|Sept. 1||Deadline for applications to be submitted for November awards|
|Nov. 15||Awardees announced|
Questions? Contact our Safety and Risk Services team.