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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!

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Village Shalom Earns Safety Designation
On May 21st, Tami Middleton, HR Director with Village Shalom in Overland Park was presented  KING's first ever Safety Designation - Gold Level certificate.  The Safety Designation Program was launched in 2018.  The program incorporates claims management, industry specific best management practices and loss control activities.  Benchmarks used include timely claim reporting, STAR training, formal return to work program, loss targeted training and attendance at KING training activities. Member status level is reviewed with the member at the end of each policy year.  Based on results, members can be designated as a Silver, Gold or Platinum level member. The KING Safety Designation Program will allow members and the KING service team to evaluate performance, assess where improvements or innovation are most needed and achieve results.


(L-R): Kevin McFarland, President/CEO, KING; Tami Middleton, Director of Human Resources, Village Shalom; and Travis Bennett, KING Loss Control Consultant, Thomas McGee Group


KING Holds 29th Annual Meeting
On May 8, KING held its 29th 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 trends. The KING Board Class of 2022 was elected including Beth Green (2nd term), Administrator at Homestead Health Center; and  Diana Thompson (1st full term), Administrator at Pioneer Lodge.  Kevin McFarland recognized several KING members for their excellence in loss control during the 2018-19 policy year.

Village Shalom was recognized as a Gold Level Member of KING's new Safety Designation Program.  Randy Sexton with Safety National, KING's excess insurance carrier, presented an award to KING commemorating 20 consecutive years of coverage.  Safety National also made a $2,000 contribution to LeadingAge Kansas Foundation.

During the KING Board meeting held on May 7, Michael Smith was elected Chair of the Board for the 2019-20 year. Beth Green was elected Secretary/Treasurer.



Pictured: Ed Reasoner, Thomas McGee Group; Randy Sexton, Safety National; Kevin McFarland, KING President/CEO; and Michael Smith, KING Board Chair.


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 50-60 LeadingAge Kansas members generating between $2-3 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 $7.3 Million in dividends over the years.

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.

STAR 2.0. A cornerstone loss control program for KING members is STAR 2.0 (Safe Transfers And Repositioning).  All KING members incorporate STAR 2.0 training DVDs and modules for ongoing staff training and new employee orientation.

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.  Each year, a Benchmark Report is sent to the member comparing key workers’ compensation performance measurements with members of like size and the entire KING pool.

KING Safety Grant.  Annually, KING members may apply for a Safety Grant that will augment the member’s employee/resident safety culture.  The matching grant program provides cash awards in the areas of equipment, training and innovation.  Since 2012, nearly $75,000 has been awarded.