(FLINT, MICH. – May 22, 2014) Ensuring safe work practices and participation in a workers compensation dividend program available through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce truly paid off for participating member businesses, as they are now sharing an 8 percent workers’ compensation premium dividend.

The 8 percent dividend amount returned is based upon each participant’s premium costs.  Since 2004 Accident Fund Insurance Company of America has paid participating Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce member dividends in excess of $1.29 million.

“One of our top priorities is to ensure a safe work environment for our employees,” said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber.  “The fact that our plan with Accident Fund promotes workplace safety and generates money back, is a win-win proposition.  I encourage all of our members to learn about the program.”

Over and above the dividend opportunities, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce group dividend program offers a 5-percent discount on workers compensation insurance premium rates to participating businesses.

Practicing and promoting safety in the workplace not only leads to fewer injuries and workers compensation claims, resulting in lowered premiums, but can also lead to monetary rewards through our group program dividends.

To ensure that policyholders have all of the tools necessary to promote a safe workplace, Accident Fund’s WorkSafe consultants work closely with policyholders on safe work practices and provide employee safety training.  Additionally, Accident Fund offers an online “Toolbox” where policyholders can easily link to federal and state workplace safety websites.  Members of the Chamber can take advantage of a free safety email by signing up at www.accidentfund.com/worksafe.