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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • New York Camp Safety Group announces 50 percent dividend

  • The New York State Children’s Camp Safety Group, founded 21 years ago to help children’s camps improve their safety and reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs, has declared a 50 percent dividend on paid-in premiums for its members.


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  • The New York State Children’s Camp Safety Group, founded 21 years ago to help children’s camps improve their safety and reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs, has declared a 50 percent dividend on paid-in premiums for its members.
    In addition to this dividend, the Safety Group announced the immediate discount for eligible members continues at 25 percent.
    “With this year’s dividend, members have received more than $13 million since the Safety Group was founded in 1991,” said Henry Skier, Safety Group co-founder and group manager. “These savings result from the good safety practices and claims results of our Safety Group members.”
    More than $1 million will be mailed to the Safety Group’s 140 members, with each receiving an average dividend of $8,500 or about half of their annual premium in 2012.
    The Safety Group is administered by AMSkier Insurance (www.amskier.com) for the New York State Insurance Fund and endorsed by all of New York’s leading camp organizations.
    Dividends have been declared and paid in every year since the group was founded, with an average dividend yield of more than 45 percent.
    Enrollment in the Safety Group for new members is open through June 30, 2012 for day and resident camps. There is a 25 percent discount on workers’ compensation premiums for enrolling applicants after the first full year.
    Camps in New York state may apply to enroll in the Safety Group by calling MaryHelen Teeter at AMSkier Insurance in Hawley at 800-245-2666.
    About the New York State Children’s Camp Safety Group The New York State Children’s Camp Safety Group was founded in 1991 to reduce the cost of workers’ compensation at children’s camps by preventing accidents and illnesses. By formulating sound safety programs, the Safety Group encourages improved medical care of camp staff and encourages members to assist in the proper handling of claims and payroll information.
     

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