The state's largest worker's compensation insurer will distribute $3.7 million to Grand Junction businesses. More than 4,000 local businesses can expect to receive dividend checks from Pinnacol Assurance. The average checks is worth $1,000.00. The checks are scheduled to be sent out in mid May. This is the second year in a row that Pinnacol has paid policy holders a dividend. Pinnacol customer Jerry Hamilton with Home Loan Investment says the money means great things for businesses and the economy. Pinnacol Assurance has returned more than $100 million in total general dividends to the Colorado business community.