ICW Group Launches E-Learning Safety Platform

ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held insurance company domiciled in California. Quoting more than $3 billion annually, ICW Group represents a group of Property, Auto, and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, including Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Company. ICW Group is recognized nationally as an industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims, and is committed to meeting the needs of its policyholders and elevating the trusted agents and brokers who advise  their clients.

Earlier this year, ICW Group Insurance Companies launched Safety OnDemand, its newest e-learning safety platform for its workers’ compensation policyholders. Safety OnDemand is an award-winning online safety and learning management system that provides ICW Group policyholders with free access to a host of customizable, up-to-date, and ready-to-deliver resources. Policyholders will have access to the latest information and guidance on safety topics across hundreds of industries. Topics range from Covid-19 and weather-related preparedness to sexual harassment and OSHA compliance.

“Promoting safety within an organization is one of the most important investments a company can make and it’s especially challenging during this difficult time,” according to Rick Fineman, Vice President of ICW Group’s Risk Management Department. “Safety OnDemand gives our policyholders unlimited access to preventative safety information that’s easy to find, easy to use, and easy to make a seamless part of their business.”

ICW Group partnered with Bongarde Media, a web-based compliance and training company, to provide the content for Safety OnDemand, which replaced ICW Group’s previous RMRx safety advisor application. “Safety OnDemand provides better, faster and easier online safety content, which is essential to promote a culture of safety within an organization,” said Fineman. “When a company commits to regular safety education, they experience fewer accidents, illnesses, citations, and deaths.”

Some of the features policyholders will find include a safety library with more than 3,000 materials; more than 500 training courses and videos to assign to employees and track progress; more than 500 pre-packaged safety talks with presentations, handouts, quizzes, and videos; an OSHA program creator that provides step-by-step guidance for creating compliant safety plans; the ability to create tailored courses using a company’s own materials; and reporting that gives supervisors insights into trends and completion rates.

Recently, ICW Group Insurance Companies was named a 2020 Ward’s 50 top property and casualty performer. ICW Group was selected as a top performer from nearly 3,000 U.S. domiciled property-casualty insurance companies. To receive this award, recipients must demonstrate superior overall performance over the last five years and be among the top 50 carriers across key financial criteria, including average return on equity, average return on total revenue, revenue growth, surplus growth and average combined ratio.This is the sixth consecutive year ICW Group has been named to the list and the 14th time overall.

“We are proud to once again be a part of this prestigious list and recognized as a top performer in our industry,” according to Kevin Prior, ICW Group President and CEO. “We continually strive to create the best insurance experience possible and this achievement reaffirms this commitment along with our financial strength and stability. The relationship we have with our valued agent and broker partners is paramount to our success, and we could not have accomplished this without them.”

For more information about ICW Group Insurance Companies, please visit www.icwgroup.com.

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