The Insurance Division for the City of Merced encompasses three operational areas:
Responsible for administration of the self-insured worker's compensation program, including preparation of reports for management, benefit approval and payment authorization, coordination with a third-party worker's compensation administrator, the City Attorney's Office and outside legal counsel in authorizing claims and preparing them for settlement.
Responsible for providing the mechanism through which the City purchases general liability, property and fire, boiler and machinery, and employee crime insurance. Conducts claims investigations for general liability, automobile damage and property damage.
The Division also organizes and manages the City's Safety Program.
Responsible for providing the mechanism through which the City pays the cost of health, disability, life, dental and vision insurance for all eligible employees. Coordinates meetings of the Employee Benefits Committee and implements changes to employee benefits.