BoardBook Paperless Meetings

Paperless Meetings with BoardBook

We are pleased to announce the endorsement of BoardBook® by the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities. With this endorsement, BoardBook is now available to Michigan independent colleges statewide!

Responses from the more than 1000 organizations in 24 states and Canada already using BoardBook have been extremely enthusiastic, and we genuinely believe your institution will quickly recognize the benefits as well.

BoardBook is an electronic agenda-preparation tool accessed through your Web browser that streamlines the compiling, distributing, and publishing of agenda packets. This service enables districts to transition into a paperless meeting format. Not only does BoardBook reduce the cost and frustration associated with meeting preparation, it also generates an online searchable archive of meeting agendas, documents, and minutes.

MICU can schedule free webinars to provide an online demonstration of BoardBook. Call 517.372.9160 for more information. You may also visit to learn more about system requirements, read testimonials, and view demos of the application

Check out this great video on using the new BoardBook iPad app!

Join us for a 30-minute informational webinar.

Learn how to Cut Meeting Preparation Time in Half, Improve Workflow Efficiencies, Automate and Manage Public Postings, and more!

Find out more and register here.
For more information call 888-587-2665

Higher Education Benefits Alliance

MICU partnered with the already established Higher Education Benefit Alliance (HEBA) in 2014.  HEBA takes advantage of the employee benefits buying power of the  volume associated with multiple colleges and universities through an extensive RFP process.   The process allows each institution participating to avoid many hurdles that are often associated with consortium efforts.  For instance, the program does NOT mandate that the colleges share risk, and there is also no need to conform to a unified plan design or change current employee offerings.   The benefit to each college is that more leverage exists to push carriers for better pricing, as carriers are not considering just one new college, but instead many for new business.

Multiple MICU schools of varying sizes have benefitted dramatically from this program.  To date, this includes securing savings for Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability , Voluntary Life, medical stop loss, and other benefit programs by participating.  It’s simple to learn about the process through Northwest Comprehensive’s straightforward approach.  Please contact us to learn more.

MICU Workers’ Compensation Fund

Offers cost saving and quality workers’ compensation coverage to 16 of the 25 MICU Members and one MICU Affiliate Member.

Over the past two years, three new MICU Institutions have enrolled in the MICU Workers’ Compensation Fund – Davenport University, Finlandia University, and Siena Heights University – adding over $65.5 million in payroll volume.  This brings the total MICU Fund Members’ collective estimated payroll volume for the 2015 year to nearly a half a billion dollars.

Since its inception in 1983, the MICU Workers’ Compensation Fund has returned over $23.2 million in distributions back to its Members.  In 2015, the Fund is prepped to distribute another $773,969 to its Members, pending State approval.

The MICU Workers’ Compensation Fund saves its Members on average 64.5% in premiums.

In a 10-year Benchmark Report (1/1/2005-12/31/2014) published by Midwest Employers Casualty Company, the MICU Workers’ Compensation Fund performed within the Best Practice measures.  In other words, according to Midwest, the MICU Fund operates in the 99th percentile compared to similar workers’ compensation funds.

The MICU Worker’s Compensation Fund is overseen by a smart and engaged Board of Trustees made up of mostly Chief Financial Officers at Fund Member colleges and universities.  It is managed on a daily basis by a Fund Administrator with close to 20 years of experience with the MICU Fund. It is supported by a team of service agents and financial institutions that understands the integrity and performance of the MICU Fund and works diligently to meet its needs.    

Contact us for more information.

Property and Casualty Risk Management Consortia Program

We are pleased to announce the start of the MICU Property and Casualty Program effective July 1, 2015.  The core program coverages includes:  Property, General Liability, Education Legal Liability, Automobile and Excess Liability.  Group purchases include but are not limited to Cyber Liability, Crime, Fiduciary, Media and Out-of-State Workers Compensation.  Marsh is the approved broker to develop and service MICU and our Members.

The current Members benefits in the program include premium savings, enhanced coverage terms, loss control services and e-Training for their Member colleges. 

We look forward to growing the program with the ultimate goal of achieving the same success as our Workers Compensation Program and returning dividends to our Members.

Please contact us if you would like additional information.