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CUs get first look at CUNAs ICU Day materials

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MADISON, Wis. (8/5/11)--Credit unions can get their first look at materials for the International Credit Union (ICU) Day campaign from Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
ICU Day posters have been mailed to affiliated credit unions, and the official website for ordering materials live. The theme “Credit Unions Build a Better World” ties directly to the United Nations General Assembly declaration of 2012 as the International Year of the Cooperatives (IYC), which carries the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World. “With the kick-off for IYC just a week after ICU Day, we wanted to give credit unions the tools to celebrate both events--all year long,” explained Joanne Sepich, CUNA’s ICU Day coordinator. “This year’s statement stuffer explains to members that credit unions are financial cooperatives and introduces IYC.” The official ICU Day materials website features this year’s full line of supplies, including ICU Day decorations and print promotions, gifts for members, and shirts and fleeces for outfitting credit union staff and volunteers during the celebration. The site also features links to CUNA’s free ICU Day graphics and coloring pages. The ICU Day website includes new features, designed to make the ordering process more efficient. ICU Day coordinators at credit unions can create personalized accounts and check the status of their orders. The “show me” feature links similarly priced and categorized products. The site also includes quick order lists for both standard and custom products for those who know what they need.

Corporate Central launches Risk Solutions

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MUSKEGO, Wis. (8/5/11)--Corporate Central CU, Muskego, Wis, has partnered with Lockton, an insurance and risk management firm, to provide risk solutions for credit unions nationwide. The partnership provides a no-cost/no-obligation risk/gap analysis performed by Lockton to help Corporate Central members understand their current coverage and identify any gaps or issues, benchmark against other credit unions and determine what can be achieved in the marketplace. Also, Risk Solutions, as the program is called, will provide credit unions with preferential access to a nationwide network of insurers and coverage options for bonds; directors and officers’ liability; property; liability; workers’ compensation, and other insurance offerings. Following the risk review process, Lockton will obtain alternative coverage solutions from a list of insurance markets to tailor the right solution for each individual credit union. The process is designed to help credit unions gain a better understanding of their insurance coverage and satisfy their fiduciary duty to their members and/or regulators.