POODLE bug impacts Ohio BWC website

Employers using XP and/or Internet Explorer 6 or 7 will no longer be able to access the e-business portion of the BWC website (dolphin), which means you can’t report payroll or pay premiums.  Dolphin is designed to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.  Update IE to the latest version your operating system will […]

San Allen claim form due 10/22/14

If you got a letter in August from San Allen Inc v, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and you are entitled to a refund, your claim materials must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Step One:  Fill out the form, using the company name  and policy number used in 2001-2008, plus your current mailing address, title, and […]

San Allen claim form answers

Include a cover letter if there are/were any changes to the Business Name or policy number during 2001-2008, and if there is a difference between the Business Name and the name on the bank account number. The bank routing number is unnecessary.  Somehow the Court can deposit money into the account once it is satisfied […]

San Allen claim form questions

If the Sworn Proof of Claim is deficient, you will have 20 days to cure it. Here are the questions I have already asked.  (The person who called back left the toll free number which does not enable you to talk to a human being.) What if the Business Name has changed since you got […]

San Allen is not a scam

If you got an envelope from San Allen Inc v. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, open it.  If you got more than one form, keep them all. You are part of a class action lawsuit that the BWC has settled for $420 million.  If you return the claim form correctly by October 22, 2014, you will […]

Another rebate if you pay premiums on time

You will get 60% of your 7/1/12-6/30/13 premiums rebated thanks to Another Billion Back. But you MUST report your payroll and pay your premiums by the close of business on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The rebate check will be mailed in October.

All you REALLY need to know about prospective billing

The policy year will continue to be July 1 through June 30. As always, report your payroll in August 2014 and February 2015, and pay your premium. The deadline to enroll in group rating for the 7/1/15 policy year will be November 24, 2014, not the end of February. In August 2015, you will report […]

MCO Open enrollment: Follow the Money

Here’s why it’s important for you to understand how your MCO gets paid. Your premium rates are determined by the industry you are in, the size of your payroll, and the dollar amount of the claims costs. The claims costs are made up of medical payments, compensation paid to the claimant, and reserves. The BWC […]

Safety Congress Takeaways, part 2

Subrogation (BWC presenters): Subrogation is when the BWC recovers some of the claim costs from a 3rd party (auto insurer or defective product manufacturer or owner of biting dog) that caused the injury. As an employer, notify the BWC if you hear that your employee is suing another party involved in an industrial accident. If […]

Safety congress 2014 Takeaways, part 1

RTW Strategies (Employment attorney presenter): There are two well-known facts: it is completely counter-productive to keep soft tissue injuries off work, and the longer someone is off work, the less likely they are to return to work. Send a valid, specific job offer ASAP, and do not include “we can accommodate any restrictions” language. Keep […]