The diocesan properties under management of the finance office include the Chancery, Center for Pastoral Ministry, C.B. Little House, and Emmaus Place. Included in the area of property management are all stages associated with the management of oil and gas mineral rights for the diocese, parishes, schools and Home on the Range.
Parish contract review policy
When parishes or schools are contracting for services it is necessary to follow the diocesan contract review policy. To mitigate risk to the parishes and schools undergoing renovations and construction work, addendums to construction agreements may be required.
Workforce Safety Insurance (WSI)
The State of North Dakota mandates that all employers are required to provide WSI insurance. Though parishes, as employers, are excluded from this requirement, the Diocese of Bismarck expects parishes to provide Workforce Safety Insurance to their employees. WSI provides workers with wage-loss and medical benefits for injuries sustained in the course of employment and it protects the parish from potential large compensation claims. General liability, health, and accident insurance are not substitutes for workers’ compensation insurance.
Property and Liability Insurance/Risk management
Catholic Mutual Group (CMG) is the property and liability insurance carrier for all parishes and schools in our diocese. Though entities communicate directly with CMG, the diocese parish resource manager assists by facilitating communication, promoting safety and helping to mitigate insurance risks and resolving claims. Parishes needing to file claims should communicate directly with CMG. CMG performs periodic on-site inspections and entities are obligated to file annual self-inspection reports during years when no on-site inspection is scheduled.
The Catholic Mutual Group website is a valuable resource and we encourage our entities to use this valuable tool. All entities can log into the website with the user name: 0083bis and password: service, to view coverage, access claim forms, obtain information on risk management subjects, access valuable training and get CMG contact information.