April 24th, 2017

Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity

Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD “Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity” Hippocrates Today’s 21st century medicine is really amazing, with newer diagnostic techniques and more extensive surgical procedures than ever before. We view joints with conventional X-rays, MRI’s and Arthrograms, searching hard to […]

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April 12th, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Please note these upcoming dates and deadlines in May (none for April!): May 1, 2017 BWC will send out notices of estimated annual premium for the 2017 policy year May 15, 2017 Last day you can change your premium installment plan for the 2017 policy year May 31, 2017 Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) application deadline […]

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April 12th, 2017

Billion Back Rebate

You may have heard this good news – BWC is proposing to once again return over $1 billion dollars to private and public employers! If the rebate is approved at the end of the month by the BWC Board of Directors, the rebates will be given in July*.  Here are the highlights: This is a […]

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April 12th, 2017

Attitude and Culture Can Impact Workplace Safety and Sensibility

During many years of working in an office environment, we have noticed something that still amazes us; it only takes one person to influence the mood and attitude of everyone else around them, whether positively or negatively. If one person arrives to work in the morning cheerful (presumably, full of coffee!) and with an enthusiastic […]

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April 7th, 2017

Why Retailers and Manufacturers Should Address Unauthorized Online Sellers

Authored by Whitney Gibson People are increasingly shopping online, and they are spending more than ever before.   In fact, according to a Business Insider report from November, the number of people shopping online grew by almost 20 million from 2015 to 2016. The estimated 224 million online shoppers are, unsurprisingly, spending more money online and […]

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April 7th, 2017

Websites with User-Generated Content Must Register a Designated Agent

Authored by Tanya Curcio Picture this: your company operates a website which allows users to post material such as music, drawings, videos or photographs. One day your company receives a letter alleging copyright infringement and demanding a large sum of money from your company because one of those user-generated posts included copyright-protected materials without the […]

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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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