About Amanda Hagerty

Amanda is one of our leading creators of content at Sheakley. Her specialty is helping create communications to share why we do what we do.

Why are accident investigations crucial for Ohio workers’ compensation claims?

After a workplace accident happens, it is vital for your company to gather as much information as possible. This is important because it will help determine if you should certify the claim immediately or look into the claim further. It also helps identify: The need for safety training If you have the correct and adequate [...]

By | 2017-03-27T09:56:10+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Industry Insights|0 Comments

Why is it important to have relationships with medical providers?

Many employers have close relationships with the medical providers that treat their injured employees. It's important that providers are familiar with your company and how you manage workers’ compensation claims. It's equally important for the physicians to know what type of business you operate so they can make educated decisions regarding return to work. One [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:32:14+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Industry Insights|0 Comments

Are your Supervisors Prepared for a Workplace Accident?

Are your supervisors prepared for a workplace accident? Sounds like an easy question, right? But, you certainly don't want to wait for an accident to happen to answer it. Here are some questions that will help you know if your supervisors are prepared: Do your supervisors know what information is needed if there is a workplace [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:32:22+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Tools for a Quicker and Easier Injury Reporting for Ohio Workplace Injuries

Employers are faced with many challenges when it comes to operating their business. One piece is the management of workers’ compensation, don’t wait for an accident to happen before developing the proper procedures to manage your Ohio workers’ compensation program. Lost days are the one factor that has the most impact on Ohio workers’ compensation premiums; [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:35:08+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Industry Insights|0 Comments

4 Smart & Simple Ways to Lower Your Unemployment Tax

As an employer, you must pay your applicable state and federal unemployment taxes. While each state has their own payroll/wage tax table, the State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) are expenses most companies just accept as a required cost of doing business. However, you have more control over what you [...]

By | 2016-12-28T11:38:15+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Industry Insights|0 Comments

One incredibly smart way companies turn their UI tax burden into a benefit

More than half of states allow businesses to voluntarily pay into their state unemployment insurance (UI) fund to lower their tax rate. This “voluntary contribution” is a strategic decision that should be evaluated each year when you review your tax rate notice as there could be substantial savings opportunities. How does a voluntary contribution help [...]

By | 2016-12-13T22:36:33+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Industry Insights|0 Comments

Sheakley proudly sponsors 2016 Brewers Philanthropy Award

Sheakley, in partnership with The Cincinnati ToolBank, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Brewers Philanthropy Award honoring a local brewery for its community impact. The BPA recognizes a tri-state brewery for their civic leadership, collaboration, and efforts to revive the region's rich brewing heritage. This award values the commitment to empowering people and their impact [...]

By | 2017-01-04T15:59:31+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Sheakley News|0 Comments

Who’s on your “SIDES” when an employee leaves?

According to the United Stated Department of Labor, Ohio's improper payment rate for unemployment insurance is one of the highest in the country. In 2015, Ohio's improper payments are estimated at a total of $96,802,903. The overpayment of unemployment benefits is actually more common than many people realize. As a Third Party Administrator (TPA) for unemployment [...]

By | 2016-12-13T22:39:05+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Industry Insights|0 Comments

1 very important task Ohio public employers need to do before Nov. 21st

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) transition to prospective billing is nearly complete. By default, you will automatically be placed on a monthly billing schedule with your first invoice mailed on Dec. 1, 2016 (due by Dec. 31st) for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2017. However, between Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, you have the [...]

By | 2016-12-15T11:25:08+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Policy and Regulation|0 Comments