Please don’t forget to report your payroll and pay your premium for the 2nd half of 2014 (July 1 to December 31, 2014).
Group retro is a relatively new incentive program designed to help Ohio employers keep their workplace safe. In 2009, the Ohio BWC createdgroup retro, and since then it has worked exceptionally well for employers who either do not have a group rating option or that have the opportunity to get more premium back from this program. However, there have been some changes made to the rules and regulations that structure the group retro rating that can affect Ohio employers. Understanding Group Retro The first this that you, as an Ohio employer, need to understand is what the percentages of refunds are in the group retro program. In the graph, you can see the blue columns represent the standard refund. The standard refund is based on your premium minus the BWC admin fee. If your company pays $100,000 in premium, the BWC admin fee is roughly $15,000, so that is an $85,000 refund. The yellow columns represent the premium that is actually paid. This is a more accurate representation of the
Many Ohio employers struggle with creating a safety culture in their company. However, what they usually dont realize is that they dont have to do it alone. Spooner Incorporated offers proactive Safety Services to create specific programs for your company to ensure your employees are safe. When we start to initiate a safety culture, we go out to your business location and sit down with upper management and get a feel for what you are currently doing to promote safety and how we can create programs to help you better your safety culture. What Does Spooners Safety Services Involve? Safety Training and Consulting: As each business is different in what they do and the day to day operations, we can alter our training based on what you need and how we can best help you keep your employees safe. For example, you may need forklift specific safety training. OSHA Compliance: We are trained to notice OSHA safety hazards, so as we come into your company and take a look around, we can help
Though no employer wants their employees out on disability, it does happen. The absence of your employee decreases productivity and increases operations expenses, and the longer they are out, the more it costs your business. That is why Spooner has developed Integrated Disability Management services for Ohio employers to help them reduce the duration of disability claims. Integrated Disability Management Services At Spooner, our Integrated Disability Management services include workers comp, FLMA, and short-term/ long-term disability claims all in one service. This means that we handle all of these types of claims for you, allowing you to have a single source to go to in regard to employee disability management. Most employers rely on their human resource departments to manage these claims. However, this can be a very daunting task for one person or one department who has other responsibilities as well. At Spooner, we have several professionals in our office that provide these services