History & Mission
SIGAM, the Self Insurance Group Association of Massachusetts, was formed in 1993 as a not-for-profit association serving the workers' compensation self insurance group community. It's mission is to provide educational and informational programs to members, to enable members to pool resources, and to keep members apprised of proposed changes to, administration of, and decisions made pursuant to workers' compensation insurance statutes and regulations.
The 2013 Sigam Annual Meeting and Executive Conference took place on May 8, 2013. The topic was, "New Solutions to Pain Management: Alternatives to the Narcotic/Opioid Epidemic."
Self Insurance Group Community
There are 22 active self insurance groups in Massachusetts and a large number of companies who serve the self insurance groups in various capacities including program administrators, third party administrators, actuaries, consultants, agents, defense counsel, general counsel, investment managers, financial audit and tax firms, and excess insurance companies.
The Board of Directors of SIGAM is comprised of individuals who represent all factions of the SIGAM membership:
Carol DiPietro, CPA, Regional Vice President of Meadowbrook TPA Associates
Jane Rastallis, President of Risk Management Associates
Joseph McEnness, Executive Director, RCAB Office of Risk Management and Administrator of the Massachusetts Catholic Self Insurance Group, Inc.
Other Board Members:
Nick Bakker, President of the Independent Schools Compensation Corporation and previous long-time President of SIGAM
Jack Stone, TD Insurance, Inc. / FutureComp
Kelley Doyle, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cove Risk Services, LLC
John Schneiter, Senior Vice President of HUB International New England, LLC
Dick O'Connell, Risk Strategies Company
Vincent Tentindo, Tentido, Kendall, Canniff and Keefe
Jon Chapman, Feeley & Driscoll
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