March 7th, 2019

Unemployment Cost Control

Unemployment Cost Control – The highest experience rate for Ohio employers increased from 9.0% in 2018 to 9.2% in 2019.  As this figure varies from year to year, so will the rate brackets within the annual rate schedule created by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  This variable factor and the cost […]

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March 7th, 2019

Mergers, Acquisitions and Purchases and Workers’ Comp

It is important for a new business owner who is taking over another business, either whole or in part, through a purchase, acquisition or merger, to understand how the BWC determines successorship. Generally, if the BWC determines the relationship between the predecessor (seller) and the successor (buyer) is a continuation of the business or operations, […]

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March 7th, 2019

Who is Your CareWorks Comp Claims Examiner?

CareWorks Comp has a team of professional associates who can help you manage your workers’ compensation program.  One of the most important team members is your Claims Examiner.  Located in our Dublin, Ohio, office, our Claims Examiners are there to help our clients navigate the entire BWC claims process.  Consider your Claims Examiner as your […]

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March 1st, 2019

WEBINAR: Marijuana in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. CT60 minutes | Advance registration required Employers are increasingly perplexed about how to avoid mistakes in confronting the use of marijuana by employees, on and off the clock. In this webinar, we will explain recent changes in state law, and we will suggest some effective guidelines for establishing workplace […]

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February 19th, 2019

The Dangers of Lapsed BWC Coverage

It is very important for employers to understand the importance of timely premium payments. If BWC does not receive an employer’s premium on time, the BWC places their account in a lapsed status. Lapsed coverage can be a very costly mistake for numerous reasons: Employer liability… If a claim occurs while coverage is lapsed the […]

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February 19th, 2019

New Ohio BWC Administrator: Stephanie B. McCloud

Governor Mike DeWine has nominated Stephanie B. McCloud administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.  Administrator McCloud is a seasoned workers’ comp professional who cares passionately about BWC and its mission. She is a former BWC staff attorney and has a strong legal resumé, including as principal of a small business in Reynoldsburg. After […]

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February 6th, 2019

Help! I’m being audited by the Ohio BWC – What does this mean?

Overall, the BWC wants to make sure that you, as the employer, are reporting the same amounts of payroll to the State of Ohio for taxes as you are to the BWC for your workers’ comp premium payments. Plus, they want to make sure the NCCI Manual Classifications are appropriate for your business and that you […]

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January 28th, 2019

Time to File Real Property Tax Complaints in Ohio for Tax Year 2018

The State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise real property tax values every six years. In the interim, the counties are required to update values in the middle of that cycle.  This cycle is not evenly distributed among Ohio’s 88 counties.  For tax year 2018, 19 of Ohio’s counties were required to conduct a full […]

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