Town of Kirklin Awarded IPEP Safety Grant

From left are Utility Superintendent Billy Walker, Ryan Hartzler and Managing Director of Patriot Insurance Group and Utility Employee Andrew Miller.

The Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) is excited to announce the Town of Kirklin as a recipient of its 2021 safety grant award.  IPEP is proud to partner with Clerk-Treasurer Mary King among others, along with Ryan Hartzler with Patriot Insurance Group, to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching their risk management resources.

The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers compensation exposure.

IPEP was created in 1989 as a risk-sharing pool for public entities, as a response to the need for public employers to find affordable workers’ compensation coverage.  IPEP has grown to provide workers’ compensation claims administration for more than 700 public entities including cities, towns, counties and schools.

Other parts of the IPEP Safety Grant include safety is an important part of the IPEP program; protection of IPEP members in the workplace is our number one goal; the safety grants are being provided by IPEP to fortify IPEP’s commitment to safety; and financial aid to our members helps bolster their safety budget.