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The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers has been serving insurers and employers in Mississippi for almost twenty years! MASI is committed to representing the interests of the selfinsured workers' comp and health community by promoting knowledge and providing advocacy in legislative and regulatory arenas. MASI members include group self-insurers and individual self-insured employers. MASI is strongly supported by many professional organizations that serve self-insurers, such as third party administrators, healthcare providers, attorneys, accountants, rehabilitation counselors and specialists in related services. MASI is overseen by a Board of Directors with representatives from self-insured groups and corporations.
Keeping Self-Insured Workers' Comp Strong
MASI promotes and protects the interests of self-insurers in legislative, administrative, and judicial forums. MASI is committed to aggressively pursuing a workers' compensation program that adequately compensates the injured employee while preserving reasonable limitations on employer responsibility. MASI does not oppose reasonable and necessary regulations. However, as many self-insured employers and groups know, there are public administrators and lawmakers nationwide who have attempted to enact extensive and burdensome regulations for self-insurance. To ensure that regulations remain reasonable, self-insurers must be actively and forcefully involved in the development of these regulations. MASI offers self-insurers this opportunity.
Promoting and Protecting Self-Insured Healthcare
The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 radically transformed America's health care system. MASI has been committed to helping employers throughout our state better understand the implications of these changes and how to best deal with them. By keeping our members informed and offering educational and training opportunities, MASI offers a guiding hand to Mississippi's self-insured employers by helping them understand the requirements of the new laws, timetables for compliance and how to best adapt to the changing environment.
A Few Key Facts...
- MASI helped pass Mississippi’s Comprehensive Work Comp Reform Bill in 2012 – said to be the most sweeping reform bill passed in America that year.
- MASI launched the CSIHP in 2014, the Certified Self-Insured Professional designation – the first and only state association in America to offer a certification for self-insured health professionals.
- MASI launched the CSIWCP in 2011, the Certified Self-Insured Workers’ Comp Professional designation – over 120 graduates so far.
- MASI offers over Sixty Hours in Continuing Education each year – Excellence through Advocacy and Education is our TOP PRIORITY!