MCO Open Enrollment 2018 is underway.
The MCO you choose can have a direct impact on claim costs and workers’ compensation premiums. We understand the financial impact of a claim, so we’ve built an arsenal of tools, programs, relationships and processes for your service team to use. We work closely with all parties to a claim, the injured worker, the employer and the employer’s Third Party Administrator (TPA.)
In 2017, Sheakley UniComp earned the highest overall percentage among all MCO’s. The categories are comprised of the following:
- Prescription/Medication Management
- Vocational Rehab Decisions and Outcomes
- Use of Transitional Work/Grants
Not sure where to begin? Here are some things to get you started.
A Managed Care Organization is an independent company that employers select to medically manage their workers’ compensation claim for injured employees.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation requires that all employers that pay into the state fund have a MCO manage their claims. The cost is already built into your premiums, so there is no additional costs to you. Remember, a strong partnership with your MCO is important to ensure your workers receive the treatment they need to get back to work a quickly and safely as possible. It’s important to choose an experienced MCO to be your partner.
Yes! As an employer paying into the state fund, the BWC requires you have an MCO. It is your choice to hire a TPA for assistance.
MCO open enrollment gives all state-fund employers the opportunity to choose a Managed Care Organization (MCO.) The Ohio BWC opens up the enrollment process every 2 years and gives employers the chance to evaluate their current needs and choose the MCO that may be a better fit.
The Ohio BWC makes the MCO Selection Guide available each Open Enrollment.