September 2020

Message from the President - September 2020

By  Michael G. Fann | 9/4/2020 6:00 am

Greetings! September’s arrival marks the start of a new season, as well as a new chapter at Public Entity Partners. I was recently named President / CEO by our Board of Directors, and am sincerely honored to begin serving our members in this new role. For the past 34 years, I have come to work each day confident in the knowledge that the products and services offered by Public Entity Partners are second to none. These include training, consulting, risk control surveys, grants and scholarships, comprehensive insurance options and expert claims administration. One of our primary goals is to support cities, towns and municipal agencies across our state by providing best-practice recommendations that will help keep your employees safe, safeguard public resources and assist you in serving your citizens.

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When Does a Personnel Manual Create an Employment Contract?

By  Ross V. Smith, J.D. | 9/2/2020 8:00 am

Employment Practices Liability claims are growing within our state and across the nation. Staying up-to-date on rules, regulations and court cases is important for ensuring your organization is following necessary laws and respecting the rights of every employee.

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Excellence in Risk Management Awards

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

Each year during our Risk & Insurance Symposium, Public Entity Partners presents the Excellence in Risk Management Awards in an effort to recognize members and employees who exemplify excellence, innovation, creativity, and commitment to providing quality safety and risk management programs within their entities. Although this year’s symposium was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we are still recognizing the hard work of our members. Be sure to find out more about our first award winner for 2020.

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Full Package Bonus

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

Each year, Public Entity Partners’ members who participate in all three lines of coverage are rewarded for their commitment to the programs with a full package bonus. Keep reading to learn more about this program and when your organization can expect to receive it.

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New Website Bringing Changes to Online Claim Forms

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

New Website Coming September 1 Public Entity Partners is launching a new website on September 1. The launch will also include improvements to our online portal and online claims filing. Read on to learn more about these changes and what you can expect.

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Telemedicine Rules Update from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation shared an important update and information regarding the Telemedicine working group to study the possibility of enacting telehealth / telemedicine rules for workers’ compensation. You will want to learn more about this process.

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Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act

By  Ross V. Smith, J.D. | 9/1/2020 4:30 pm

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act, providing liability protections to local governments and other entities. Continue reading to learn more about the provisions included in the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act.

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Why Choose Public Entity Partners?

9/1/2020 4:30 pm

Ever wondered what sets Public Entity Partners apart from the competition? Be sure to find out about the top five reasons governmental entities choose us as their risk management partner.

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