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Snyder makes appointments to self-insurers board

Friday, June 1, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Michael Reid, of East Grand Rapids, and reappointed Douglas Green, of Shelby Township, to the Self-Insurers' Security Fund, Second Injury Fund, Silicosis, Dust Disease, and Logging Industry Compensation Fund Board of Trustees. 

The board, created in 1969, oversees the Funds Administration, which is supported by insurers who write workers' compensation policies and employers who self-insure their workers' compensation liability. Their assessments cover all benefits paid by the Funds Administration and all administrative and litigation costs.


"Douglas and Michael are highly qualified and I am confident they will serve the board well," said Snyder.



Reid serves as director of litigation, subrogation and Medicare and as a senior corporate claims consultant for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.  Previously, he worked as a claims manager and litigation claims specialist for Sedgwick Claims Management Services and as an associate attorney in commercial litigation and securities arbitration for Driggers, Schultz & Herbst. Reid earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He will represent the insurance industry.



Green is the manager of health, welfare and occupational health for DTE Energy Co., where he designs and administers workers' compensation programs and multiple medical and prescription drug, dental, vision and long-term disability plans. He also serves as DTE's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security officer. Green holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Wayne State University. He will continue to represent employers that are authorized to act as self-insurers.


Reid fills a vacancy and will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires April 30, 2014, and Green will serve a four-year-term that expires April 30, 2016.  Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.