October 15th, 2019

Save on your BWC Premium!

For a no-cost, no-obligation analysis of your potential premium savings, please complete the Temporary Authorization to Review Information Form (AC3). www.careworks.com/groupratingapplication/ocrm As a member, our program offers a full range of services designed to help lower your costs: Group Rating Group Retrospective Rating Safety & Risk Management Consulting Unemployment Compensation Contact Meridith Whitsel, CareWorks Comp […]

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October 11th, 2019

Personal Protective Equipment – PPE

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injury or illness resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, […]

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October 11th, 2019

Your Billion Back Rebate Check is Coming Soon!

In June, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors approved a $1.5 billion rebate to Ohio employers with an active BWC policy.  According to the BWC it will distribute rebate checks to nearly 180,000 public and private employers. The BWC expects to begin mailing checks to public employers on September 26th, followed by […]

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October 11th, 2019

What’s an Experience Modifier Rate and Why is it Important?

The Experience Modifier Rate (EMR) plays a pivotal role in determining an employer’s premium rates and, in some cases, obtaining work as a subcontractor. The BWC calculates the EMR based on a comparison of the employer’s experience period claims compared to an industry average expected claim level. The EMR is used as a gauge for […]

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July 19th, 2019

Council Honored by Smart Business Columbus as a “Smart 50” Company

The Smart Business Network (SBN) is an organization that talks to the country’s leading CEOs to discover how they made it to the top and to get their advice on how other leaders can do the same. They have numerous divisions around the country that publish newsletters, magazines and books as well as hosting events […]

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July 18th, 2019

Ohio Retail Merchants Praise “Big 3” for Strong Budget

COLUMBUS – Gordon Gough, President and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, expressed gratitude and praise for the work of the Ohio General Assembly in passing a biennial budget bill, House Bill 166, that will benefit both the state’s consumers and businesses alike. Gough hailed Governor DeWine, House Speaker Larry Householder and Senate […]

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July 3rd, 2019

Employee Termination – Concerns Beyond an Unemployment Claim

In sticky situations, one of an employer’s biggest fears when letting an employee go is whether the employee will file (and win) a lawsuit against them. Our unemployment experts are very sensitive to this fear and we do our best to protect our clients’ interests. Many times, a former employee will “test the waters” by […]

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July 3rd, 2019

Do you have an IC Hearing coming up? Navigating the Industrial Commission Process

The Workers’ Compensation system can feel frustrating at times, especially when a claim is contested and going through the Industrial Commission adjudication process. Many employers wonder how they fit into the hearing role and what they can do to facilitate a successful hearing outcome. As your third party administrator, we can help! Did you know […]

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May 21st, 2019

Walmart Reaches 6th Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment; Announces 7,083 Veteran Hires in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH, May 21, 2019 – Walmart today celebrated the 6th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with the announcement of more than 226,000 veteran hires since its launch in 2013, including 7,083 in Ohio. The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. “Veterans bring their strong value systems and […]

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