How the Pandemic is Impacting Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus is quickly changing the way businesses are working. To slow the spread of the virus without major disruptions to operations, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has ordered all staff to work from home until further notice. BWC employees continue to be available by email and telephone to address issues and answer questions [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:00+00:00April 15th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Combating Workers’ Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud affects everyone and can be committed by any party in the workers’ comp system. The single most common type of fraud, known as claimant fraud, occurs when an employee knowingly makes a fraudulent claim. Since workers may commit fraud for any number of reasons, workers’ comp fraud can be difficult to identify. [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:29:15+00:00January 31st, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Save with the Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) Program

Looking for some serious cost savings on your workers’ compensation premiums? The Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) Program is a fully-customizable plan that allows Ohio employers to qualify for a 50% policy rebate, up to $2,000, for participating in a variety of activities throughout the plan year. In addition to helping your business get a hefty [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:31:19+00:00January 7th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Resolutions to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs

Workers’ compensation premiums may seem like something business owners have little control over, but the truth is that company leadership can have a significant impact on the overall rate being paid. Taking steps to reduce accidents, combat fraud, and utilize cost-saving discounts are just a few of the resolutions that can help reduce your workers’ [...]

By |2019-12-26T11:40:49+00:00December 26th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Cost-Saving Strategies for Workers’ Comp

Did you know that your third-party administrator (TPA) does a lot more than just help reduce your workers’ compensation stress? Your TPA can also provide you with access to the most beneficial cost containment strategies available to Ohio businesses. By facilitating access to valuable cost-saving programs, your partnership with a TPA can essentially pay for [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:56:18+00:00December 13th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

The 3 Most Common Workers’ Comp Injuries

With an average cost of $40,051 per claim, workers’ comp injuries can be costly for both your employees and your business. As your partner in the workers’ compensation process, your third-party administrator (TPA) can help you keep your premiums in check. Controlling your workers’ comp claims costs is one of the best ways for employers [...]

By |2019-11-27T12:36:53+00:00November 27th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

3 Things You Need to Know About Your TPA

Your third-party administrator (TPA) helps you manage workers’ compensation claims and control costs. In addition to providing the cost containment solutions you need, a quality TPA should also have an excellent reputation and provide education and training opportunities that benefit your team. Not all administrators are created equally though, so knowing everything you can about [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:38:46+00:00November 1st, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Quick Take: Handicap Reimbursement Program

When the cost of a workplace injury is exacerbated due to a pre-existing condition, employers may feel trapped. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) Handicap Reimbursement Program is designed to offer premium relief to employers when an employee with a qualified pre-existing condition suffers a lost-time injury. Read on to learn more about how [...]

By |2019-10-18T15:59:48+00:00October 18th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

5 Fast Facts About the $15k Medical-Only Program

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) allows employers to self-insure the first $15,000 of medical expenses on any claim when they participate in the $15,000 Medical-Only Program ($15K Program). Participation in the $15K Program allows employers to contain their workers’ compensation premiums, but does require additional responsibility and reporting on the part of the employer. [...]

By |2019-09-17T14:00:32+00:00September 17th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments