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Injury Reporting in Ohio; the Sooner the Better

Early injury reporting for your Ohio workers’ compensation claims can not only save days away from work for your employees, but can also save you money on your premiums. In the State of Ohio, a claim is a medical only claim for the first seven days. During these early stages of the claim, it is Read More

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How Injury Data can Help you Prevent Workplace Accidents

Preventing workplace accidents can save your business time and money. One of the easiest ways to reduce accidents immediately is to analyze data to make smarter decisions. Get the Right Workplace Injury Data Employers can gather injury data on various different aspect of a claim for their Ohio workers’ compensation programs: Type of claim Number Read More

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Quick Guide: Workers’ Comp Group Rating vs Group Retro

For Ohio employers, the group rating and group retrospective rating (or group retro) programs allow employers that are similar in business type to combine their individual claims to act as one employer and achieve lower premiums. There are two ways savings are calculated: Upfront, with group rating; Look-back, with group retro. What’s the difference? Group Read More

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Governor Kasich Names New Administrator and CEO of BWC

This week, John Kasich named Sarah Morrison as the new administrator and CEO of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Since Steve Buehrer’s departure, she has been serving in the position in an interim capacity, overseeing all Ohio employers. Morrison joined the bureau in 2012 as chief legal officer and was previously named an Ohio Rising Read More

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One thing that saves you big on a workplace injury

Every claim, every client, every injury is different so we work with all parties involved to make sure the injured worker receives the best care, while helping the employer keep claim costs under control. Sheakley UniComp recently had a situation that showcases the importance of all parties working together. A client had an employee with carpal tunnel Read More

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Workers’ Comp Coverage Options for Out-of-State Employees

Employers who have the majority of their business in Ohio but do have some business/employees out of state now have another option to provide workers’ compensation coverage.  Although the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) typically provides coverage for employees working temporarily outside of Ohio, the BWC also recognizes there can be issues when the Read More

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Steve Buehrer Resigns as Ohio BWC Executive

Effective April 15, 2016, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator and CEO, Steve Buehrer, will be leaving after more than five years with the agency. Governor John R. Kasich said, “I am grateful to Steve for accepting my challenge in 2011 to help Ohio reduce the cost of workers’ compensation and reform the bureau to help get Read More

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Sheakley Enhances Payroll Service to Help Ohio Employers True-up with the BWC

With the implementation of prospective billing by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), Ohio employers face a new process this year — the payroll true-up. Many payroll companies provide some sort of pay-as-you-go workers’ comp service. However, Sheakley has developed a new payroll service specifically for Ohio employers designed around the prospective billing process that Read More

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New payment frequency for Ohio workers’ comp is causing an increase in lapsed coverage.

Prospective billing became effective with the policy period beginning July 1, 2015. However, Ohio employers are just now starting to experience the effects of this new payment policy from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). More than ever before, we are seeing clients with lapsed coverage due to the new payment frequency. In fact, we had Read More

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Ohio Employers: If you had a workers’ comp claim in 2014, you need to complete your safety training by June 30th

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has identified a set of rules within the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). According to OAC code 4123-17-68, if an employer that participates in the group rating or group retrospective rating plan sustains a claim within the “green period,” the employer shall complete either of the following: The bureau’s Read More