New Member-Owned Self-Insured Health Plan
Health care for employees is an ever-increasing cost for all banks. Your MBA is creating a new, MBA-member-owned self-insured health company. As you know, the MBA has a history of seeing a member need and creating financial solutions for our membership–Just like we did with the MBA Workers Compensation Fund.
We believe a member-owned self-insured health care company will help banks improve health insurance options and control costs. In the next few weeks, the MBA will gather data and information from members–from you.
We hope to launch early in 2014 and will begin enrolling banks by mid-year 2014.
You are invited to attend an informational meeting and discussion in your area.
Nominate the 2014 MBA Banker of the Year
It is time to recognize and celebrate the best of our industry. Members are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2014 MBA Banker of the Year. Nominations are due Friday, February 14, 2014. All nominations are reviewed by the MBA Perry Board of Trustees and the MBA Board of Directors for final selection.
Criteria for consideration are:
- Service to the Michigan Bankers Association
- Statewide reputation as a banker who is helpful to other state bankers
- Instrumental in the growth of his/her own bank
- Outstanding record of community service
View the criteria and directions for submission.
We need your input. Please advise us immediately—email or call any of the MBA team to advise if you received a similar letter.
At least one MBA member bank, we believe others, received a demand to pay a license fee for its ATMs based upon alleged patents held concerning certain ATM automated services. While perhaps new to Michigan, this activity is well known across the nation in our industry and others. The practitioners are known as “patent trolls.”
mbaBanking Wins Gold Honorable Mention
MBA’s magazine, mbaBanking, took home the Gold Honorable Mention for excellence in magazine publishing for the second time at the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) 12th Annual Diamond Awards ceremony held September 18, 2013.
The MSAE Diamond Award ceremony celebrates excellence, innovation and achievements within the association industry. The magazine publishing category was judged on the achievement of objectives, comprehensiveness and clarity of content, effectiveness of writing, variety, format graphic design and overall appearance.
Central District (CED) Quarterly Report
The information contained in this report is based on the population of federally chartered community banks (national banks and federal savings banks), trust companies and data centers located in the CED as of March 31, 2013. The report provides a comprehensive view of institutions supervised by the CED and contains key performance indicators and lead expert commentary. View the report.
MBA Bank Management & Directors Conference 2013
Grand Rapids is host to our 2013 Bank Management and Directors Conference. Grand Rapids offers big city excitement and natural splendor, cultural sophistication and small-town warmth.
Our conference this year is filled with indispensable educational sessions. Presentations focus on the creation of an effective enterprise risk Management (ERM) process, developing a “blueprint” for understanding and implementing today’s (and tomorrow’s) technologies and a stirring keynote on leadership by former NBA player and ESPN analyst,Tim McCormick. In addition to the conference sessions, you won’t want to miss the “awesome art, fantastic food and magnificent music” of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When you’re not connecting with your peers at the stylish JW Marriott hotel, the walkable downtown is jam-packed with more than 90 restaurants, theaters and museums it’s our pleasure to invite you, your senior management, diretors and spouses to join us December 4-6, 2013.
More information about the event.
2013 MBA Perry Schools of Banking Graduates
This past May, 13 bankers graduated from the MBA Perry Schools of Banking. They completed a three year program with a curriculum covering all functional areas of banking. The school is offered every May for one week, for three years. Join us next year May 18-23, 2014!
MBA’s BEST Conference Wins Diamond Award
MBA’s conference, the Bankers Education Summit and Trade Show (BEST) took home the Diamond Award for excellence in meetings and expositions planning at the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) 12th Annual Diamond Awards ceremony held September 18, 2013.
The MSAE Diamond Award ceremony celebrates excellence, innovation and achievements within the association industry. The meetings and expositions category honors excellence in association meeting/exposition marketing and execution. MBA’s BEST conference was judged on the achievement of objectives, effectiveness of marketing strategies, attendance goal objectives and overall success of the event.
MBA 2013 Compensation & Benefits Survey Hot off the Press
The MBA 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey is now available. This survey encompasses overall compensation and incentive trends, provides salary, extra data and detail on eligibility and costs of the most sought after employee benefits.
If you haven’t already received your copy of this essential survey, please take a moment to complete the order form today.
Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation
In partnership with N4A, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) created a “Home for the Holidays” Campaign Focusing on Preventing Financial Exploitation of Older Adults. The campaign encourages family discussions to ensure the financial safety and security of older loved ones. The consumer guide, Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation, shares ways to avoid financial fraud, signs of exploitation, and services to contact for assistance. More information.