Maine State Group Trust

It's not Insurance . . .
It's Safety!

Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance

The Maine State Workers’ Compensation Self Insurance Group Trust (MST) was created by a group of employers from various industries to join together to ensure the safety of their employees. They would like you to consider joining them. Members of MST receive the best loss prevention and claims management services available while also minimizing their workers’ compensation costs.

MST is one of the most successful, cost effective providers of workers’ compensation coverage in Maine. Created to benefit the members and their employees– not insurance carriers, it is made up of 18 employers with approximately 2,600 employees and has an incredible record of safety and lower costs.

As a group, the members work together to keep employees safe, reduce costs and maintain standards of excellence in all areas of the program. Premiums are consistently below market and during the last 25 years MST has refunded over $10 million, which is approximately 14% of all premiums paid.

The long-term Workers' Comp Solution

Why Workers' Compensation Group Self-Insurance?

  • Control and stability over your workers’ compensation program
  • Competitive pricing
  • Premium refunds
  • Long term approach to minimize cost and maximize benefits
  • Self-Insured employers represent nearly 42% of the overall WC market in Maine  (based on standard premium)
  • Dedicated Service Team for Loss Control
        Customized Loss Prevention Programs
  • Dedicated Service Team for Claims Management
       – Aggressive Claims Management Programs
  • Dedicated Service Team for Administration/Underwriting
  • Access to numerous training programs
  • Access to on-line claims management system 24/7
  • Preferred candidates: Minimum $10,000 premium and
    modification factor under 1.25

Maine State Group Trust

Providing workers' compensation protection since December 1993.

  1. Is safety part of your company culture?
  2. Are you passionate about providing a safe work environment that sends employees home happy and healthy at the end of each day?
  3. Do you want to reduce costs and maintain standards of excellence?
  4. Would you value association with leading Maine companies?
  1. Our members don’t pay insurance companies, we pay ourselves.
  2. The best safety expertise and support team in the industry.
  3. A collaborative approach that saves money and keeps our employees safe.
  4. Long term focus and savings unmatched in the industry.

What our members say about us

The original decision to become a member of this group was based primarily on potential cost savings. While we have realized significant costs savings year after year, the benefits of participating in the Maine State Group Trust have become numerous. Having dedicated professionals providing suggestions, guidance, and common sense solutions for our specific business is invaluable. Remaining a member of this group is one of the easiest business decisions we make each year.
Dan Wildes, President
Sheridan Construction and Kodiak Steel Company - Fairfield, ME
Joining a group of safety minded employers has had many benefits: our safety program has improved, our workers comp costs have gone down and our people enjoy receiving a portion of the premium refunds we receive when the entire group performs well. We also like the opportunity to collaborate with others and learn from one another. It is all good!
Michael Fendler, VP
C. M. Almy & Son, Inc. - Pittsfield, ME
“Safety is not an accident”. The Maine State Group Trust has led the way in workplace loss prevention, and Spurwink has experienced this advantage for over 20 years. It’s just smart business and it has helped Spurwink fulfill its mission.
Daniel Bonner, COO
Spurwink - South Portland, ME
I have worked with many agencies in my past experience with workers’ comp and I find that Sweetser being a member of the Group Trust has added a valuable layer of expertise and financial savings to our bottom line with injury claims. The group of participants in the Trust provides a variety of expertise that we all benefit from. I am so happy to represent Sweetser to all the Trust members.
Danice Heckathorn, Health & Safety Manager
Sweetser - Saco, ME