Accident Fund and Olivet College Collaborate to Establish Certified Authority on Workers' Compensation Program

May 17, 2013, 09:00 ET from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

LANSING, Mich., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Insurance Company of America recently partnered with Olivet College, a mid-Michigan based college recognized as a leader in insurance education, to create the Certified Authority on Workers' Compensation (CAWC) program.  This program offers a unique perspective on workers' compensation, combining business acumen with key educational training, for an innovative and unique learning experience.

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"I have been able to put a lot of the information I learned in the CAWC program to great use in the office and for underwriting purposes," Kaylene Carson, Commercial Lines Underwriting Consultant for Fremont Insurance, said.  "It was truly a great experience and wonderful way to obtain better knowledge and understanding."

This designation was specifically created for agents and producers to broaden their knowledge of workers' compensation, while building the skills needed to better sell the many benefits of this particular line of insurance.  The 20-hour program consists of live classes on topics such as:

  • Workers' Compensation Fundamentals
  • Ethics
  • Experience Modification Factors
  • Alternative Work Comp Programs
  • Loss Control
  • Claims and Return-to-Work
  • Fraud
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)
  • Classification and Rating of Workers' Compensation

"Obtaining the CAWC designation allows agents and producers to quickly become experts in the workers' compensation industry, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace," Al Gileczek, vice president of Regional Operations for Accident Fund, said.  "I encourage you to take advantage of this very affordable opportunity to earn your CAWC designation from Accident Fund and Olivet College. 

The next CAWC session will be offered at Accident Fund National Headquarters, 200 N. Grand Ave., in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 17 – 19, 2013.

For more information about this program or to sign up for the next session, visit and for more information about Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, visit

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Lansing, Mich., Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is a licensed workers' compensation insurer in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Accident Fund is rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., the 13th largest workers' compensation insurer in the United States. For more information, visit Accident Fund's website at

Olivet College
Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south central Michigan. The college remains dedicated to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. The college is home to more than 1,150 students, who study under The Olivet Plan. In this unique educational experience, students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that combine real world experiences with lectures and service learning.

SOURCE Accident Fund Insurance Company of America