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Partnering with a TPA

Your BWC advocate Navigating the complicated world of Ohio workers’ compensation can be stressful, however choosing a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) can help. While the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) looks out for your injured workers, your TPA helps you save money while aiding with claims. Ohio BWC and Third-Party Administrators (TPA) The BWC acts as [...]

By |2020-10-13T14:01:04-04:00October 7th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Benefits Costs on the Rise

With workers increasingly gravitating to jobs that offer a full range of benefits, it’s no surprise that health insurance, 401(k)s, HSAs, and other program options are becoming standard offerings, even for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However, with health insurance costing an average of 8% of an employee’s annual salary and total benefits packages topping [...]

By |2020-09-23T08:38:25-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Avoiding Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination can be based on a number of factors and comes in many forms. Make sure your employees understand the different types of workplace discrimination and ways to combat it. Defining workplace discrimination Discrimination occurs when a person or group is treated unequally and less favorably than another person or group due to circumstances [...]

By |2020-09-02T13:36:35-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Recognize the Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a terrifying reality for business owners and can seem to strike without warning. While no one can ever eliminate the possibility of an incident, knowing the warning signs of a potentially aggressive employee can help managers prevent workplace violence. Difficulty getting along with others Supervisors should pay attention to employees that have [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:53:16-04:00August 26th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Save Through Group Rating

A Third-Party Administrator (TPA) aims to save you money by managing your workers compensation claims. They advocate for you and reduce stress while saving you premium dollars. A valuable cost containment strategy your TPA can offer you, is access to group rating (or group experience rating) program. Group rating programs allow employers, who operate similar [...]

By |2020-08-13T09:06:31-04:00August 12th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Better Benefits Attract Better Talent

When you’re going through the benefits selection process, do you talk to your employees about their specific needs or the benefits that are most important to them? With 40 percent of employees saying that having a wide selection of benefits would make them feel more loyal to their employer, it may be time to start [...]

By |2020-07-29T11:36:20-04:00July 29th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Working Safely During Summer Heat Waves

Working outdoors on hot days is never pleasant, but as temperatures climb in the summer months the heat and sun can pose serious health risks for your employees. Excessive or long-term exposure to heat without adequate precautions can cause a wide-range of heat-related illnesses and issues. Dozens of outdoor workers die and thousands become ill [...]

By |2020-07-15T08:54:24-04:00July 15th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

3 Cost-Saving Strategies for Workers’ Comp

When it comes to protecting your company’s bottom line, your third-party administrator (TPA) is a valuable partner in keeping your workers’ compensation costs in check. Your TPA not only offers you access to valuable cost-saving opportunities, they also provide training and educational opportunities to help you keep your team safer and your workers’ comp costs [...]

By |2020-07-08T11:28:18-04:00July 8th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Women’s 3 Biggest Retirement Concerns

Every worker worries how to manage their retirement, however women often face an uphill battle when it comes to preparing for retirement. Women typically take on additional responsibilities than their male counterparts, resulting in lost wages, fewer years of work, and lower retirement income. These responsibilities combined with other issues can often place women in [...]

By |2020-07-01T12:42:51-04:00July 1st, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

The Benefits of Shared Employment

Did you know that you can retain management control of your business while simultaneously reducing the administrative burden of employment-related tasks? Having more time to devote to your business seems too good to be true. Shared employment not only frees you to grow your business, it also lets you offer better benefits to your employees [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:49:25-04:00June 17th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments