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Looking Ahead: 2022 Ohio BWC Program Enrollment For the Savvy Buyer

Posted By Brandy King
June 09, 2021 Category: General

  Even though the 2021 BWC policy year won’t start until next month (7/1/21), we’re already getting out quotes for 2022 Group Rating and Group Retro programs. It can be hard to feel like a savvy buyer when it comes to workers’ comp in Ohio, but Spooner would like to share some pointers for how to understand the timeline and choose the best partner.   If you’re thinking of changing your partner for Group Rating or Group Retro, be sure not to complete the renewal that your current TPA sends this summer. Most employers don’t realize that signing a form and cutting a check in June 2021 will obligate them to stay with their current TPA through June of 2023. Make sure your accounting team is aware of this, too. We’ve seen too many unhappy customers of other TPAs get trapped this way.  Are you under the impression that because you’re a member of XYZ Chamber of Commerce, you have to utilize their partner for workers’ comp programs? Not the case! The sponsoring organization frames it that way because there’s money on the table.  For example, if you are a XYZ Chamber member (who is partnered with Sedgwick) and you want to leave Sedgwick, XYZ Chamber makes less money. Naturally, they want you to stay with Sedgwick and may even advise you can’t get that discount outside of their partnership. This is patently false. Most TPAs have access to all of the same Group Rating and Group Retro programs for all in

OSHA Publishes New Final Rule on Injury Tracking and Data Submission

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

OSHA published a new rule on Injury Tracking and Data Submission, which will require the majority of workplaces to start submitting their injury / illness data to OSHA on an annual

Open Enrollment: How to select the MCO that's right for your company

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Open enrollment is very short and companies have many factors to consider. The decision employers make now to stay with their current MCO or change will impact them for

Prospective Billing True-Up Report for Private Employers in the State Fund

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

There are a few important updates Spooner Inc. wanted everyone to be aware of as we move into the 2016 premium policy year and get ready for the first

OSHA Violations Will Carry Higher Fines in 2016: Are You Willing to Roll the Dice on Whether or Not Your Company is OSHA Compliant?

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

A new law gives the federal government the power to impose harsher fines on businesses that violate workplace safety laws, but the financial impact won't be known until next

The Group Rating Deadline for Ohio Workers' Comp is Right Around the Corner (November 23, 2015)

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Another workers' compensation program selection season is upon us. Join the thousands of employers guided each year by Spooner's workers' comp savings, service, and

Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidy Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

A 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday saved the Affordable Care Act by upholding federal tax credits for eligible

Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidy Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

A 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday saved the Affordable Care Act by upholding federal tax credits for eligible

Moving On Up

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

We're happy to announce a number of promotions here at Spooner Inc. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the achievements of the following members of our management

Worker's compensation plays a major role in MA deals, though few realize it

Posted By Nathan Kenney
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Many buyers and sellers don't realize, however, that an M&A deal's value changes based on existing workers' compensation claims, coverage history and program

Do Not Forget! Payroll Reporting and Premiums

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Please don’t forget to report your payroll and pay your premium for the 2nd half of 2014 (July 1 to December 31

Ohio BWC Safety Congress and Expo

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

The 2015 Ohio BWC Safety Congress & Expo will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from March 31 to April 2, 2015.

OSHA "10-Hour Card" Training Sessions by Spooner

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

The safety team at Spooner will be hosting OSHA 10hr Training sessions throughout Ohio in November and December.

URGENT: The Filing Deadline for a Share of the BWC Settlement is October 22nd

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Time is running out for employers to claim their share of the $420 million BWC settlement. Eligible employers have until October 22nd to file.

Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating Accountability Letter

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Please review this important safety accountability letter. The letter outlines the importance of workplace safety as a component of group rating and group retrospective rating.

Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating Accountability Letter

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Please review this important safety accountability letter. The letter outlines the importance of workplace safety as a component of group rating and group retrospective rating.

Combustible Dust Safety

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

Combustible dust is a safety concern for manufacturers around the world. Safety violations led to an explosion at a Chinese aluminum wheel factory on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Ohio BWC Agrees to Settle the Class Action Lawsuit for Overcharging Employers

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

The BWC agreed to settle the class action lawsuit that stemmed from the BWC overcharging premium to thousands of Ohio employers from 2001 to 2009.

Ohio BWC Agrees to Settle the Class Action Lawsuit for Overcharging Employers

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

The BWC agreed to settle the class action lawsuit that stemmed from the BWC overcharging premium to thousands of Ohio employers from 2001 to 2009.

The Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals Upholds the Decision to Force the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Refund Millions to Ohio Employers

Posted By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

The San Allen v. Ohio BWC class action lawsuit has been going on for years and a new chapter has been written following a decision by the Ohio 8th District Court.

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