McDonald & Associates Private Investigators Affiliations
McDonald & Associates has strong connections with various professional associations in the states it serves. The following is a list of some of these associations along with some background about each.
Founded in 1972, WSIA (Washington Self Insurers Association) educates policymakers, regulators, and employers on statewide issues related to workplace safety and workers compensation. Our members include more than 400 major public and private sector employers, such as cities, counties, schools, hospitals, non-profit charities, and some of the state’s most visible home-based brands. And the largest industries in Washington state (manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, retail, construction, etc.) are all represented within WSIA’s membership.
Self-insured employers rely on WSIA to advocate on their behalf before the Legislature and to work with key state agencies like the Department of Labor & Industries and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. We also represent self-employers in the courts, working for a fair and sustainable workers compensation system where both employees and employers can thrive.
Oregon Workers’ Compensation Association (OWCA) is Oregon’s proven leader in workers’ compensation policy, with more than three decades of experience in shaping the best workers’ compensation system in the nation.
The Arizona Self Insurers Association (ASIA) was established in 1983 to provide professional development and networking opportunities to self-insured entities throughout the state and to promote and protect the rights of public and private sector employers to self-insure.
In 1929 the California Self-Insurers Association came into being. Its stated purpose was to monitor and protect the legitimate interests of self-insurers in the workers’ compensation field. The California Self-Insurers Association performs these functions by providing educational opportunities as well as legislative and regulatory support and analysis to its members.
Today CSIA has over 100 members, representing many of California’s largest companies. The association provides ongoing representation and leadership in the field of self-insured workers’ compensation issues. Members benefit from the valuable resources, ongoing educational programs and two annual conferences put on by the association.
As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 10,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries.
The Puget Sound Marine Claims Association was formed in 1980 as a way to allow people in the marine industry to regularly meet and exchange experiences.
Established in 1911, the purpose of the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS), shall be to promote harmony, fellowship and good practice in the profession, the interchange of views, opinions and personal experience, the topics of interest to the profession and the consideration of such subjects as may be brought before the Association.
The active membership of MIAS consists of a diverse number of Company Underwriters, Brokers, Adjusters, Marine Surveyors and Maritime Attorneys representing a full scope of the Marine Insurance Industry. A non-profit organization, MIAS is committed to promoting goodwill and educational opportunities within the marine industry.
The OALI membership consists of investigative professionals and associates, whose mission since 1983 has been to promote a standard of excellence among individual investigators, enhance public confidence in the profession, provide training and represent the industry in public and political forums.