HM Addresses Workplace Safety Issues with Grant Program Safety Grants Provide Non-Profit Organizations with Funds for Improvements

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HM Insurance Group provided 15 non-profit organizations across Pennsylvania with grants for equipment and workplace enhancements to improve the safety of employees and, in turn, the organizations' workers' compensation claims experience.

"HM is committed to workplace safety and provides sound loss control services to our clients," Mike Sullivan, president and chief operating officer, said. "It's also significantly important to us that we give back to the community. With both in mind, we established our grant program to improve workplace safety for non-profit organizations. If we can help to improve workplace safety situations, thereby reducing claims, it's a win-win for all of us."

Among the HM Workers' Compensation safety grant recipients in Western PA were: The ARC of Butler County, Pauline Auberle Foundation, Beaver County Rehabilitation, Bethlen Communities, Glade Run Foundation, Green Arc, Inc., Life's Work of Western PA, Northern Area Multi-Service (NAMS) and Partners for Quality Foundation.

Beneficiaries in Central Pennsylvania were: Arbutus Park Retirement Community, Penn Mar Organization and United Cerebral Palsy of Camp Hill.

Those in Eastern Pennsylvania receiving a safety grant were: Millcreek Community Hospital, Supportive Concepts for Families Inc. and United Disabilities Services.

Improvements being addressed by the grants include devices for lifting patients, crisis training programs for behavioral interventions, door locking controls, security equipment updates, rehabilitation shower upgrades and parking lot repairs. Grant amounts ranged from $2,000 to $5,000 based on the specific improvement.

HM's safety grant program was introduced in 2012 as a corporate giving initiative of the company. Through the program, non-profit organizations with a documented safety risk that can be mitigated through equipment upgrades or additions can be awarded up to $5,000 for implementation if selected.

Learn more about HM's commitment to the community at hmig.com.

About HM Insurance Group
HM Insurance Group (HM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to protect businesses and their employees from the potential financial risks associated with health costs. The company's product portfolio provides producers with health risk solutions that address a range of risk situations confronting employers, employees, health care providers and individuals. A recognized leader in employer stop loss, HM also offers managed care and provider reinsurance, workers' compensation (Pennsylvania only) and group supplemental insurance – critical illness, accident, disability income, hospital indemnity and term life – nationally through strategic distribution partners and individual critical Illness and accident insurance plans in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Learn more at hmig.com

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