MEMIC Leads in Advancing Workers’ Compensation Professionals

PORTLAND, ME, December, 6, 2018 – More than 40 employees of The MEMIC Group received their Workers' Compensation Professional (WCP®) diplomas at the American Society of Workers' Compensation Professionals (AmCOMP) Annual Fall Meeting in New York City.

"As workers’ compensation specialists, we emphasize the importance of workforce education with our policyholders," says MEMIC President and CEO Michael P. Bourque. “Providing the best service comes from having the most knowledgeable employees. We are proud to have more employees achieve their WCP® designation than any other company.” Bourque noted that more than sixty MEMIC employees obtained their WCP® in 2017.

AmCOMP awards certifications to insurance professionals who exhibit integrity and excellence in workers’ compensation through qualifying work experience and completion of a rigorous 11-week core curriculum followed by a final examination. Professionals who achieve the WCP® designation have proven their knowledge of the workers’ compensation field, including history, best practices, coverage areas, claims, risk management, pricing and employer liability insurance, among other areas of specialty. MEMIC employees attended the AmCOMP program through a partnership with the University of Southern Maine (USM).

Dana Kerr, USM’s Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, said MEMIC’s President Emeritus John T. Leonard was very important to the growth of the WCP® designation beyond the New York City area to the benefit of many Maine insurance companies like Patriot, Acadia and Hanover as well as insurance agencies like Clark, Cross, F.A. Peabody and UIG.

MEMIC’s new WCP® designees are from the company's Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida offices:

  • Stephen Andreades
  • Allison Bennoch
  • Tracy Bissonnette
  • Katy Bradley
  • Megan Estabrook
  • Troy Fish
  • Nicholaus Fox
  • L. Kitty Harmon
  • Leah Hitchcock
  • Anthony Jones
  • Andre Lavoie
  • Elisabeth Locke
  • Laurie Lunt
  • Matthew Marett
  • Kelly Maxfield
  • Diane McCabe
  • Kaila McCracken
  • Daniel Moler
  • Benjamin Noble
  • Douglass Pitts
  • Emma Pope-Welch
  • Conor Sullivan
  • Margaret Van Note
  • Michael Werts
  • Taylor Aiken
  • Laura Barnett
  • Cynthia Barry
  • Maureen Bentley
  • Ruth Campbell
  • Tyler Evers
  • Kristine Glace
  • Barbara Longfellow
  • Nicole Mello
  • Christina Michaud
  • Elaine Mitchell
  • Jermaine Mitchell
  • Randy Morehouse
  • Krisztina Napolitano
  • Kelley Phelps
  • Luis Pieretti
  • Egrimington (Tony) Soares
  • Cynthia Thibeault
  • Michael Tocci
  • Jennifer Waite
  • Robert Woodsum

Group photo of professionals holding their WCP diplomas.


About MEMIC 
The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As a super-regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer, The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the country. The group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees, and holds more than $1.3 billion in assets. The group maintains offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; Albany, NY; Weehawken, NJ; West Conshohocken, PA; Tysons Corner, VA; and Tampa, FL; in addition to its headquarters in Portland, ME.