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 |2019-11-01T13:38:46-04:00November 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 |2019-10-18T15:59:48-04:00October 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 |2019-09-17T14:00:32-04:00September 17th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Management in the Construction Industry

Construction companies in Ohio have plenty to think about. The industry as a whole has been growing steadily over the last few years, bringing new competition and worker shortages along with it. With constant Mergers and Acquisitions disrupting the construction landscape in Ohio, workers' compensation claims may not be top-of-mind, but they can have a [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:29:08-04:00August 27th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

How Handicap Reimbursement May Lower Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs in Ohio

When an employee gets injured on the job, there can be plenty of factors that contributed to the accident that caused their injury. Sometimes, it's the fault of a 3rd party and you may qualify for rebuttable presumption. But, what happens when an employee gets injured due to something entirely different? What if a physical [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:25:08-04:00August 15th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Changing Your Workers’ Compensation Manual Codes – Saving Money & Keeping You Compliant

In Ohio, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) uses manual classification codes to determine your workers' compensation rates. These codes can vary greatly, and the code your business is assigned will make a massive impact on your wallet. What if these codes are wrong? Believe it or not, there are many businesses in Ohio who [...]

By |2019-08-13T08:55:28-04:00August 13th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

The Role of Medical Records in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims

Are you positive that your employee's injury happened on the job? For business owners, that can be a tough question to answer. In fact, many business owners accept all workers' compensation claims out of fear of prosecution or damaging their reputation. Here's the problem —  employees filing workers’ compensation claims for past injuries is more common [...]

By |2019-08-08T13:00:14-04:00August 8th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments