MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool: Board Member Orientation


We provide innovative insurance solutions to meet the unique demands of Michigan public schools. That was our mission almost 50 years ago, and it still rings true today. We are a trusted partner to our members, offering comprehensive and affordable employee benefits and consulting services as well as property/casualty and workers’ compensation programs designed to protect our member school districts.

Company Overview

School Employers Trust (SET) is a non-profit company that was created after a monumental shift in school funding happened in 1965. SET, which began in 1971, served as an employee benefits association focused on offering comprehensive and affordable employee benefit solutions to Michigan public schools and their employees. Two years later, its partner organization School Employers Group (SEG) was formed to administer compensation and fringe benefits for SET. As schools were faced with more challenges related to insurance, SEG evolved and grew into a company that provides workers’ compensation and property/casualty services for Michigan public schools.

The SEG Self-Insurer Workers’ Compensation Fund is a member-owned, member-driven fund located in Michigan to serve the needs of Michigan’s public education community. The Fund has provided its members with high-quality, personalized and cost-effective insurance programs for more than 30 years. Today, SET SEG continues to expand and find innovative ways to meet the specialized needs of its members.

Traction: Implementing a new model for success

In 2019, SET SEG and its governing boards began to research, plan, and implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, a practical method for achieving business success. The book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, explores this model based on years of real-world implementation, identifying simple yet powerful ways to run a company that provides the leadership team with more opportunities for focus and growth. Using the book as a tool, our boards and leadership team have been focusing on six key components — vision, people, data, issues, process, traction — to develop a shared vision that supports three core values:

  1. We put schools first
  2. We are a team
  3. We simplify the complex

Every day, SET SEG’s staff, leadership team, and boards work with these core values in mind, maintaining our position as an industry leader in the school insurance market by putting our members first.

Serve as a SET SEG Ambassador

At SET SEG we value our board members for their experiences in the public education sector and their longstanding presence in the education community. As a voice in that community, we encourage our board members to share their professional experience with SET SEG and our services.

Below is a list of ways you can serve as a SET SEG Ambassador:

Social Media
  • Comment on Tweets or LinkedIn posts published by SET SEG’s official networks
  • Share Tweets or LinkedIn posts published by SET SEG’s official networks
  • Tag SET SEG in your own personal Tweet or LinkedIn posts
  • Co-present in a webinar training for the SET SEG Eduseries
  • Co-present at a regional or statewide conference
  • Provide resources and/or contacts to reference in SET SEG trainings or materials
  • Be featured in a video testimonial
  • Share updates on SET SEG products and services with peers and colleagues
  • Foster connections with districts utilizing SET SEG’s products and services

If you are interested in serving as a SET SEG Ambassador, fill out this brief survey.

Meeting Dates

General Meetings:

  • Dec. 10, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • Feb. 16, 2021 (Virtual meeting via Zoom if inclement weather)
    9:30 a.m.
    at SET SEG
  • May 20, 2021
    9:30 a.m.
    at SET SEG

Annual Meeting:

  • Sept. 30, 2021
    10:30 a.m.
    at SET SEG

Combined Board Meeting:

  • Aug. 5, 2021
    Time and location TBD