Online Resources: How to Submit a Claim

() As we’ve expanded our coverage administration to further serve our membership, including the administration of the North Dakota Fire & Tornado Fund (NDFT), which provides property coverage, and the State Bonding Fund, which provides employee fidelity risk coverage, we understand the importance of providing you with clear instruction regarding how to submit a claim.

Posted 1/14/21 (Thu)read more...

The "Right to Work" for a Political Subdivision in an "At-Will" State

() You have probably heard that North Dakota is a “right to work” state. You have probably also heard that North Dakota is an “at-will employment” state. Both of these terms are commonly used, but also commonly misunderstood.

Posted 1/12/21 (Tue)read more...

DDC Courses Now Offered Online

() We’re excited to announce Defensive Driving Courses (DDC) are now available online through our partnership with the National Safety Council.

Posted 1/06/21 (Wed)read more...

Keep Your Inbox Safe with these Email Security Tips

() As the frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks grow, it’s important your employees understand some simple things they can do to help protect your entity from an email cyber attack.

Posted 1/04/21 (Mon)read more...

NDPHIT Update and FAQ

NDPHIT Update and FAQ() We shared the following North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust (NDPHIT) update in our Summer Participator to inform members who expressed interest in participating in NDPHIT about when they can expect to receive pricing information. Additionally, this update informed members who may be interested in participating in NDPHIT in the future about how they can contact Hays Companies directly or the NDIRF at NDPHIT@ndirf.com.

Posted 7/21/20 (Tue)read more...

LocalGovU features Computer Security Basics

() Whether your organization is preparing to resume its operations in the office while following ND Response and CDC guidelines or continue remote working conditions, it's important your employees understand how to protect their personal and professional information as well as your organization's information while they're connected to your organization's network.

Posted 6/15/20 (Mon)read more...

April 2020 Edition: Top five most popular LocalGovU courses

() We recently tabulated the results from the number of LocalGovU courses taken by NDIRF members in April 2020, discovering the following to be the top five most popular courses taken. The course names and descriptions are written as provided in LocalGovU.

Posted 5/27/20 (Wed)read more...

NDIRF recommendations for continuing or reopening operations, programs, and/or facilities during COVID-19

() To reduce the possible liability ramifications of continuing or reopening your operations, programs, and facilities, the NDIRF recommends you follow the guidelines provided by ND Response and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Posted 5/12/20 (Tue)read more...

NDPHIT Program Overview presentation slides

() In collaboration with Hays Companies, the NDIRF hosted NDPHIT Program Overview webinars April 22-23. Check out this post to view slides from the webinar presentation!

Posted 4/28/20 (Tue)read more...

Common items found in sewers that shouldn't be

() As the use of sanitary wipes and disposable gloves continues to rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, so have stories about these products being introduced (i.e. put down the drain, flushed down the toilet, etc.) into sewer systems and causing backups and clogs. In our Spring Participator, NDIRF Director of Member Services Corey Olson shared some of the most common culprits of sewer backups - in addition to sanitary wipes and disposable gloves - that you should keep out of your pipes to reduce the chance a sewer backup occurs on your property.

Posted 4/21/20 (Tue)read more...

The impact of COVID-19 on health insurance, Part II

() Leveraging its health insurance industry expertise, Hays Companies shared information about its upcoming webinars in which its employees help explain COVID-19’s financial impact on health insurance. Hays Companies will host a second webinar (Part II) this Thursday, April 16, to go into further detail on this discussion.

Posted 4/14/20 (Tue)read more...

The impact of COVID-19 on health insurance

() The NDIRF has recently partnered with the Southeast Education Cooperative (SEEC) to create the North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust (NDPHIT). The primary function of NDPHIT is to provide local governments with group health insurance and other benefit programs and services within the scope of a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust.

Posted 4/09/20 (Thu)read more...

COVID-19 resources available through NDIRF membership

() To help your local government entity further prepare for the impact of COVID-19, NDIRF’s online training partner Lexipol has made available the following resources at no cost.

Posted 3/31/20 (Tue)read more...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

() As you may have heard, the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) applies to all public employers (and private employers with 500 or fewer employees) with limited exemptions. The Act goes into effect April 1st.

Posted 3/27/20 (Fri)read more...

Increased cyber risk with work from home

() Updates are coming daily about ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and many business and companies are looking to move workers to a work from home situation. But before having employees pack up their things and start getting comfortable working from the couch, consider the cyber security and data security risks associated with working from home.

Posted 3/20/20 (Fri)read more...

The NDIRF Claims Process

(FAQ) It probably comes as no surprise to any NDIRF member that questions regarding the claims resolution process are among the most frequently asked. This article is intended to provide a broad overview of the claim volume handled by the Fund and the typical reporting and adjusting process.

Posted 4/30/14 (Wed)read more...

Reporting a Claim to the NDIRF

(FAQ) Fortunately, most members of the NDIRF rarely, if ever, have occasion to report a claim. However, claims are made and it is important that you know what to do if one is received.

Posted 4/30/14 (Wed)read more...