matsif

Michigan Association of Timbermen Self-insurers’ Fund

bringing together safety, profitability and sustainability

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COMMITMENT

MATSIF is a group self-insurance fund with a 40+ year history of providing a quality workers’ compensation program to the wood products industry.

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COST REDUCTION

As a self-insured group program, each member company has ownership in the fund. Our success and profitability is your success and profitability.

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CONVENIENCE

At MATSIF, customer service is our highest priority. We make it easy for you to file a claim, order safety equipment or pay premiums online.

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PREMIUM DISCOUNT

Save up to 12.5% off of your premium. Contact us to find out how.

MATSIF REFUNDS

Refunds are returned to MATSIF members in May and December of every year. To date, refunds have averaged 30% of collected premiums.

CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

MATSIF contracts with Comprehensive Risk Services as our third party administrator to handle claims. All claims receive expert investigation and supervision to assure appropriate settlement and/or effective defense.

LOSS PREVENTION SERVICES

MATSIF has its own Loss Control Representatives on staff who are experienced in all areas of wood products from the harvesting of tember to finished goods. They help you control losses through implementation of safety programs tailored to the forest products industry and YOUR business including training videos, onsite inspections and availability of safety clothing designed specifically for the forest products industry.

LEGAL DEFENSE

Legal defense services are integrated with claims management servies and are supervised by the MATSIF administrator.

think safety program

The Think Safety Program is a unique awards-based safety program developed specifically with the MATSIF membership in mind.

This program provides each member with a complete safety program that meets the MIOSHA standards. Members are provided with monthly training topics that pertain to their type of operation. All employees attending the safety meetings are eligible to win Wal*Mart, Meijer and Cabela gift certificates.

As a result of Think Safety and our members’ commitment to the program, accidents and injuries have been significantly reduced.

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why choose matsif?

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PREMIUM REFUNDED TO MEMBERS

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THINK SAFETY PROGRAM

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AGGRESSIVE CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

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CONTROL OF INSURANCE COSTS

proven results

For 40+ years, members have trusted MATSIF for their workers’ compensation insurance. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • Workers compensation insurance through MATSIF is one of the easiest parts of running our business.

    Julie Penrose
    Julie Penrose Owner, Holli Forest Products, Inc.
  • MATSIF has been a good fit for my company as I can count on consistent rates, fast and efficient claims processing and service from my MATSIF Loss Control Representative.

    Roy Corullo
    Roy Corullo Owner, Corullo Forest Products
  • I find the assistance from Loss Control to be very helpful. I joined MATSIF 10 years ago and have zero regrets.

    Eric Boese
    Eric Boese Owner, Boese Associates, Inc.
  • MATSIF's Think Safety training program has proven to be very effective. Employees have taken to it nicely, and losses have been reduced. Those few claims we have incurred were well-managed and brought to amicable conclusion. I recommend MATSIF as the best value in workers' compensation available in today's market.

    Rocco Franco
    Rocco Franco Owner, Grigg Box Company

member profiles

Here’s a sample of the diversity of our membership:

Manual Logging
Manual Logging
Manual Logging
MATSIF offerers training in methods and best practices to keep employees safe when felling trees.
Mechanical Logging
Mechanical Logging
Mechanical Logging
Our “Think Safety” program provides topics to keep employees safe in and out of equipment.
Sawmill
Sawmill
Sawmill
Loss Control Services inspection will reduce and eliminate MIOSHA compliance issues.
Trucking
Trucking
Trucking
Since not all truck drivers have the same job, MATSIF uses three different class codes to help our members save money on premiums.
Pallet Shop
Pallet Shop
Pallet Shop
MATSIF offers Industry specific videos that are designed to provide training for members' employees to help in reducing injury.
Arborist
Arborist
Arborist
MATSIF has created a custom class code for ground crew members which results in cost savings for our members.

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