Workers Comp


March 23rd, 2017

One of My Employees is Injured. What Do I Do?

Employers of all industries and sizes face unique occupational hazards and varying levels of risk that their employees will experience an on-the-job injury.  Whether you are in a relatively low-risk industry or one that has a higher probability of injury, having an effective injury reporting process in place is critical to minimizing operational disruptions, as […]

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March 23rd, 2017

BWC proposes another $1 billion workers’ comp rebate

Rebates and rate cuts since 2011 total $6 billion Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today proposed a $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013. Morrison announced the proposal with Gov. John Kasich at Dynamit, a downtown Columbus company that creates web and mobile […]

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March 16th, 2017

Cost Containment Strategies – Handicap Reimbursement

In an effort to keep you in the loop on what goes on behind the scenes here, for the next few months we thought we would share our commitment and approach toward different cost-containment strategies. One such claims cost inhibitor that we employ is filing for a handicap reimbursement. Handicap Reimbursement is a program that […]

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March 16th, 2017

2017 CareWorksComp Workers’ Compensation and Safety Seminars

CareWorksComp seminars will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Our panel of experts will discuss: rates, hearings, claims management, safety, unemployment compensation, absence management and vocational rehabilitation. These seminars and the video/webinar fulfills BWC’s two-hour safety training requirement for group and group retrospective employers. The fee is $45 and includes a continental breakfast. […]

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March 16th, 2017

BWC Proposes Another $1 Billion Workers’ Comp Rebate

Rebates and rate cuts since 2011 total $6 billion Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today proposed a $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013. Morrison announced the proposal with Gov. John Kasich at Dynamit, a downtown Columbus company that creates web and mobile […]

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February 23rd, 2017

Listen to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis

Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD “Listen to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis.” These words of wisdom spoken from Sir William Osler often fall on deaf ears as today’s physicians work from computer screens and ask pre-ordained questions for the brief examination allotted for office efficiency and maximum payment. […]

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February 16th, 2017

2017 Increases to Ohio Unemployment Tax Rates and Claim Costs

Maximum unemployment tax rates increased from 6% to 9.4%. This includes the additional 0.6% mutual rate charged to all tax contributing experienced rated employers to pay off the remaining balance of the Federal Unemployment loan.  Employers continue to pay unemployment taxes on the first $9,000 of each employee’s payroll, unless they are exempt from this […]

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February 16th, 2017

Workers’ Comp – Important Upcoming Dates

February is a “deadline-free” month, but please keep these upcoming dates in mind: February 2, 2017 was the deadline to post your OSHA 300 log, if this applies to your business. (Questions about your OSHA log requirements? Please contact Jim Wirth at 614.827.0370, or jim.wirth@careworkscomp.com.) March 31, 2017 is the deadline to complete the annual […]

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January 31st, 2017

Best Practices of Workers’ Comp Managed Care – The 4 Rs

For many employers, workers’ compensation is one of the largest cost-centers in their budget. While much attention is often given to the indemnity side of the equation (the benefits paid out to injured employees for lost time and wages), the cost of medical care is another key component that impacts employers’ premium rates and eligibility […]

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