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CU receives KEMI Destiny Award for second year in a row

By Austin Fitzgerald, intern writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University has won the Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Destiny Award for the second year in a row.

Campbellsville University was honored as one of the 14 winners of the KEMI Destiny Award out of 24,000 policy holders.

The Destiny Award is presented annually by KEMI to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI's motto, "Control your own destiny." The award symbolizes what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety.

Jon Stewart, the president and CEO of KEMI said, "The 2017 Destiny Award winners embrace a commitment to safety that demonstrates how much they care for the health and well-being of their employees. Safe workplaces don't happen by accident. The organizations who earned this honor understand the value of investing in safety and partnering with KEMI to control their workers' compensation costs, but at the end of the day what matters most is sending each employee home safely to their loved ones."

In order to win the KEMI Destiny Award, you must: be a KEMI policyholder for at least three consecutive years, must have a loss ratio at or below 45 percent and experience modification rate of a .80 or less, have a preferred pricing tier and annual premium of at least $30,000.

If organizations met those qualifications, they were then sent a questionnaire asking policy holders to discuss their internal safety efforts, safety culture, performance, milestones, etc. KEMI then reviews the responses and focused on the policyholder's interaction with KEMI's Loss Ed, Audit, UW and Claims Department.

Campbellsville University had a loss ratio of 45 percent with an experience modification rate of 0.70.

"We are honored and pleased to receive the Destiny Award for the second year in a row. This award means so much to us because we, as a university, pledge to serve our students and employees safely. Safety is a top concern for us, and we appreciate this award," Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration, said.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 8,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master's degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Summersville and Liberty, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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Destiny Award claimed by Campbellsville University for 2nd year

2018-01-11 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
Campbellsville University has won the Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Destiny Award for the second year in a row. Receiving and presenting the award were from left: Christiaan Volkert, senior vice president with VanMeter Insurance; Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration at Campbellsville University; Terry VanMeter, director of personnel services at Campbellsville University; Eli Roberts, loss education and safety representative with KEMI; Lisa Ferguson, director of purchasing at Campbellsville University; and Cheryl Hoffer, senior underwriter with KEMI.

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