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Welcome to the KING website! The website has been designed to provide useful information and tools for workers compensation / risk management in elder care organizations. Members of KING have access to a “Members Only” section that will require their user I.D. and password. Please take a moment to become familiar with the website. If you have any difficulties or have suggestions or questions, please give us a call. Thanks for visiting and please have a safe day!

What's New?

2019 KING Rounds Scheduled
Plan on attending a 2019 KING Round at a location near you!  Learn more and register.

We will have timely presentations on Shoulder Injury Prevention, Laundry Ergonomics and Emerging Technologies & Safety.  CEUs will be available.

NO COST to KING Members.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Kevin McFarland
KING Service Team Member

2019 Safety Grant
KING members once again have the opportunity to apply for a Safety Grant in 2019.  The KING Board of Directors approved a $15,000 award pool.  Members may apply for an equipment ($1,000 maximum), training ($500 maximum) or innovation ($1,000 maximum) grant.  Only one application per KING member will be accepted.  The application period is January 1 through February 28.  Grants will be awarded in early March.  This is a matching grant opportunity.

KING Holds 28th Annual Meeting
On April 25, KING held its 28th Annual Meeting during the LeadingAge Kansas Spring Conference in Wichita. After a delicious lunch, members received the annual financial and investment report, and the Third Party Administrator report from Ed Reasoner with Thomas McGee Group. Ed's report included slides that illustrated the historical performance of KING as well as state and national trends. The KING Board Class of 2021 was elected including Janell Wohler (2nd term), Administrator at Linn Community Nursing Home; and Laura O'Neil (1st full term), Administrator at Frankfort Community Care Home. Kevin McFarland recognized several KING members for their excellence in loss control during the 2017-18 policy year.

During the KING Board meeting held on April 25, Michael Smith was elected Chair of the Board for the 2018-19 year. Janell Wohler, Administrator at Linn Community Nursing Home, was elected Secretary/Treasurer.

STAR 2.0 Available
STAR 2.0 was unveiled at the recently held KING Rounds. Copies of the Train the Trainer DVD and printed modules will be delivered to you by your Loss Control Consultant and trainings will be scheduled. STAR 2.0 contains all the original modules with the addition of “Finding a Resident on the Floor” and “Handling Bariatric Residents”.

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About KING

KING is a group-funded workers compensation pool formed under Kansas statute 44-581. KING's formation began in the late 1980's in response to members' need when faced with shrinking insurance options and soaring worker compensation premiums.

KING is a non-profit 501 (c) 4 corporation that began offering workers compensation coverage to members on April 1, 1990. KING now insures between 65 and 70 LeadingAge Kansas members generating over $3 Million in premium annually. LeadingAge Kansas staff provides management services and oversight of the KING program.

KING Pays. Kansas statute allows group-funded workers compensation pools like KING to return unused premium in dividends to members that qualify. To date, KING members have received over $6 Million in dividends over the years. Annually, KING members that experience no claims or no indemnity claims are recognized during KING's annual awards program.

KING's success is tied directly to loss control. KING provides members professional loss prevention services tailor made to fit member needs. Services include in-service training, accident analysis and regional safety seminars.

KING members are leaders in safe working practices. Members who implement a "safe-lift" working environment receive a valuable premium discount. Over half of all KING members have a "safe-lift" designation.

KING Early Intervention program provides immediate nurse case management when necessary. This helps the injured employee receive the appropriate care as soon as possible and provides valuable communication to the member and claims adjuster. Each member's "return to work" program is analyzed and fortified so an injured worker can get back on the job quicker.

KING members submit reports of injury electronically to our claims administrator. Each month members are sent via email specific loss reports to help analyze and proactively respond to incident trends. Additionally, all members receive a current monthly loss ratio report for the entire pool that includes previous policy years.