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Create Safety Culture in Your Company with Spooner

By Spooner
July 09, 2019 Category: Safety

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

Better Disability Management, Prevention, and Savings with IDM Services

By Spooner
June 27, 2019 Category: Disability Management

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

Important Dates For The Ohio BWC 2019 Policy Year

By Spooner
May 28, 2019 Category: Ohio BWC, Important Deadlines

The Ohio BWC 2019 Policy Year The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) will set a schedule every year for both private and public employers. Its very important for employers to know what the dates are for these important deadlines, especially when the policy year begins and ends. July 1st is the beginning of the 2019 policy year. This means that the 2018 BWC policy year wont end until June 30th. True-Up Deadline True-up is aprocess that requires Ohio employers to report theirpayroll for the previous policy year. This allows the BWC to accurately calculate your premium. A true-up report is also necessary for maintaining your policy and your eligibilityin your current rating plan or discount programs. This isimportant for all employers in the private sector because if youdont true-up, then youwill not be eligible for programs in 2020. Important Deadlines for Ohio BWC Schedule: January 31, 2019:2019 Group Retro Enrollment Deadline July 1, 2019: Beginning of 2019 policy August

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Salary Continuation

By Spooner
May 14, 2019 Category: Salary Continuation, Worker\'s Compensation

What is Salary Continuation? Salary continuation allows an employer to pay an employee their full wages after a workers comp claim. In order to initiate this salary continuation, the employer and employee must agree on the terms of the leave and fill out a form through the Ohio BWC. There are advantages and disadvantages with salary continuation for both the employer and the employee, and it is always best to consult with a third-party administrator before committing to the agreement. What Are The Advantages Of Salary Continuation? The best thing about salary continuation is that it expresses that the employer cares about the employee. They want their employee to be better as soon as possible, but while they are recovering, they shouldnt have to stress about money. Another advantage to salary continuation is that the BWC might not be able to pay the employee their full wages whereas, with this agreement from the employer, they can receive their whole wage for that time. The employer

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