My daughter signed up for workers’ comp coverage because she is working as spot labor for a number of people this summer and she wanted to be covered in case she got hurt. Even before the BWC assigned a policy number, she got a solicitation from a group TPA offering to get her into group […]
Grow Ohio: If your company is a startup that initiated its workers’ comp coverage on or after 7/1/11, you should get an automatic 25% discount unless you chose to get into group rating for a discount of up to 53%. You will lose the discount if you don’t complete the safety survey plus 2 hours of safety training […]
The BWC has redesigned the BWC Learning Center, and if you are in a hurry to complete your 2 hours of safety training before June 30, here’s how to do it.
We just finished MCO open enrollment, with numerous phone calls, flyers, letters, etc. Employers have been bullied and badgered to change – or not to change – even after the May 25 deadline.
If you paid one half of your premiums in February, then Friday, June 1, 2012 is the deadline to pay the second half of your premiums. You pay online here: https://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/services/accntrecv/secure/accReceivables0.asp
You can get a 3% discount off your premiums by enrolling in the ISSP (Industry Specific Safety Program) by May 25, 2012. The discount will be applied when you report your premiums online in August 2013.
This one’s easy: Do nothing. Throw out the mailers and ignore the phone calls from other MCOs. You don’t have to explain your choice or get approval from the salesman for a competing MCO.
One Claim Program: If you are eligible, the BWC should have sent you an application for this program. FAX the application to 614-365-4976 by the close of business on Monday, 4/30/12. Keep proof of your successful fax transmission.
On 7/25/11, I wrote about a company that had let its coverage lapse in 2006. Since then, 22 claims have been filed including one death claim. The business now owes almost $700,000 in premiums, penalties, interest, and claims costs.
Dual enrollment is when your company is listed as applying for more than one group in any one policy year. What usually happens is your current group sends you an offer for next year’s group, and when they don’t hear from you, they keep you on their group list. If you sign up with another […]