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9 Painless Steps to Improve your Workers’ Compensation Program

Do your injured employees know what to do if they are injured on the job? Do your supervisors know what information is needed if there is a workplace accident? Do your supervisors know where they should send the document and/or report the injury? Do your injured employees know where they should seek treatment for a Read More

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Why are my employees getting medical bills for their workers’ comp claims?

Have your employees ever received medical bills related to their Ohio workers’ compensation claim and wondered why they are being billed? Here’s the simple explanation, the physician’s billing office may not be aware that the charges are related to a workers’ compensation claim. To be certain, the actual statement will always tell the story. If Read More

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Finalizing your Return to Work Toolkit

In our previous posts, we talked about building your Return-to-Work Toolkit. Now, we’re going to wrap up what is needed to complete your Return-to-Work options regarding your Ohio Workers’ Compensation program. There are many different strategies for employers to use in an attempt to return an injured employee to work in a safe and timely Read More

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Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 2

As we continue the discussion on building your Return to Work Toolkit, it is important to recognize that employers should have different return to work strategies built into their workers’ compensation program. We’ve reviewed modified duty positions, now let’s talk about Transitional Work as a return to work option. Transitional Work is a tool available for employers Read More

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4 Smart & Simple Ways to Lower Your Unemployment Tax

As an employer, you must pay your applicable state and federal unemployment taxes. While each state has their own payroll/wage tax table, the State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) are expenses most companies just accept as a required cost of doing business. However, you have more control over what you Read More

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One incredibly smart way companies turn their UI tax burden into a benefit

More than half of states allow businesses to voluntarily pay into their state unemployment insurance (UI) fund to lower their tax rate. This “voluntary contribution” is a strategic decision that should be evaluated each year when you review your tax rate notice as there could be substantial savings opportunities. How does a voluntary contribution help Read More

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Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 1

Recently, we talked about your Return to Work Starter Kit…now it’s time to build your Return to Work Toolkit. Employers face many difficulties trying to help an injured worker return to work after a job site injury. Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them Read More

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Who’s on your “SIDES” when an employee leaves?

According to the United Stated Department of Labor, Ohio’s improper payment rate for unemployment insurance is one of the highest in the country. In 2015, Ohio’s improper payments are estimated at a total of $96,802,903. The overpayment of unemployment benefits is actually more common than many people realize. As a Third Party Administrator (TPA) for unemployment Read More

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Sprains and Strains: Falling into Prevention

The National Safety Council ranked both repetitive motion injuries and overexertion injuries in the “Top 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents” in 2013. Both of these types of injuries can result in back sprains and strains, time off work, and dollars spent on both treatment and lost wages. Just as trainers and coaches work with athletes to Read More

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Return to Work Starter Kit

Ohio employers are faced with some difficult tasks when it comes to their Ohio workers’ compensation programs, especially when it comes to getting an injured worker back to work.  Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the more difficult it is for them to return to work.  That is why early Read More