“If nothing changes, nothing changes.” ~unknown

We are excited to announce that CareWorks Comp TPA is now named Sedgwick TPA as of March 1, 2021.  As Sedgwick TPA, our commitment to Ohio employers remains as strong as ever.  With more than 3,000 colleagues in Ohio, backed by the global resources and expertise of Sedgwick, we have the best claims solutions to help your business mitigate risk and reduce costs.

As Sedgwick TPA, taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do, because caring counts®.  Under the Sedgwick name, we will provide you with the best possible service and outcomes and deliver on our mission of taking care of you and your employees.  You can learn more about Sedgwick—a leading global provider of risk management and claims solutions—at Sedgwick.com.

Here is what WILL change:

  • Name and Logo

You’ll see the Sedgwick name and logo on invoices, communication, and marketing materials, building signage and more.

  • Website

Our website will redirect to Sedgwick.com, where we’ll publish the same resources available on the current site.

  • Email addresses

CareWorks Comp email addresses (@CareWorksComp.com) will change to Sedgwick (@Sedgwick.com).  CareWorksComp.com email addresses will continue to forward until further notice.

  • Legal entity and tax ID

Our legal entity name and tax ID will change to Sedgwick. A new W-9 can be found here for reference.

  • Client portal

You will now access the Sedgwick client portal, viaOne Ohio.  Additional information on accessing viaOne Ohio will be provided soon.

Here is what will NOT change:

  • Address and phone numbers

Our existing office address and phone numbers will remain the same at this time.

  • Servicing teams

We recognize that maintaining the relationships you have with your existing client service Account Executives and Claim Examiners is critical to your positive customer experience.  You will continue to work with the same great team you’ve grown to know and trust.

  • Contracts

Contracts will be updated with our new legal name, Sedgwick.  No action is required.

  • Our commitment to you

Our dedication to delivering superb quality, optimal outcomes and results you can see and feel remains steadfast.

Please note:  Our banking information (account number, remit-to address, etc.) is not changing.  After March 1, 2021, you will only change the payee-name, as indicated on the W-9 on the AP Vendor Master.  Continue to make payment to the remit-to address indicated on your invoice, per usual.

There will be NO staffing changes as a result of this transition.  Our valued clients will continue to receive the same compassionate, consistent and quality service they’ve come to expect, delivered by the same established teams.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your Sedgwick Claims Examiner.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

FREE March Webinar:  Managing Workers’ Comp in the Time of COVID-19

Everyone knows that these are “unprecedented times” and the pandemic has touched all of our lives in some way. We have gathered the current statistics on COVID-19 in OH along with the most frequently asked questions about how this pandemic impacts the way you manage your program. We will touch on topics from payroll reporting to claim allowance and issues involved with remote workers.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2pm-3pm EST
COST:  FREE

To register, click here.

This session has been certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for one hour of the two-hour safety training requirement for group and group retrospective-rated employers. To be eligible for the BWC safety training requirement credit, the attendee must remain in the session for at least 75% of the total session time.

Three business days prior to the webinar date, you will receive an email from seminarrsvp@sedgwick.com. The email will include detailed instructions on how to join the webinar along with a copy of the presentation (if applicable). Please be sure to add this email address to your Safe Sender email file to ensure receipt.

If the 75% qualification is met for workers’ compensation, we will send a certificate of attendance via email within 3 business days of the session date.

Questions?

For questions regarding a webinar, please email seminarrsvp@sedgwick.com.

Ohio BWC Safety Congress Registration Now Open 

Registration is now open for the 2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC21)! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OSC21 will be a completely online event, including our first-ever digital expo.

Visit the OSC21 website for more information and to register for the event, which will stream live March 10-11, 2021. Now in its 91st year, the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the largest and longest-running regional occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference in the U.S.

More than 4.000 representatives from Ohio businesses and government are expected to attend the event to discover the strategies and tools needed for a healthy, safe, and productive workforce. The event offers topics on organizational behavior, safety leadership, emerging trends, and mental health. Participants can visit the digital expo marketplace, compete in a scavenger hunt, download resources, earn attendance credit and chat with others.

Working from Home:  Is Your Office Ergonomically Correct?

Watch this video from the Ohio BWC’s Ergonomics Consultant Brad Ridenour on how to set-up your home office so that it’s not putting unneeded strain on your back, knees or your eyes.  Brad offers tips for safely setting up your home office with items you may have on-hand.

2-Hour Safety Training Requirement for 2020 Policy Year Deadline is 6/30/2021

2020 Rating Year—BWC Rule—ORC 4123-17-68

Group Rated and Group Retro Rated employers who have had a claim from July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, have to complete a required two hours of safety training by June 30, 2021.   BWC’s requirement applies to any allowed claim an employer had from 7/1/18-9/30/19, regardless of size or severity. Two hours is the minimum amount of safety training mandated by the BWC.  Only one person from the employer needs to take this safety training.  If an employer experienced more than one claim within this period, they are still only obligated to attend two hours of safety training.  If an employer has multiple policy numbers, they must attend two hours of safety training per policy.  For more information about all the Ohio BWC’s training opportunities, visit the BWC’s Learning Center at:   BWC Learning Center Login

Deadline extended for HVAC assistance program

The Ohio BWC has extended their deadline to apply for reimbursement for eligible expenses under their COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program to March 31, 2021. This federally funded program provides reimbursement for nursing homes, assisted living centers, and adult day centers that invest in air quality improvements that reduce the spread of COVID-19. This may include the costs of inspections, assessments, maintenance, and improvements to indoor heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. It also provides reimbursement for secondary devices designed to destroy bacteria, mold, and viruses. Read more, including eligibility requirements, on the BWC’s website.

Good to Know:  Ohio BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene

Are you trying to reduce injuries in your workplace?  Are you concerned about your employees’ health and wellbeing?  Then be sure to check out all that the Ohio BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (“DSH”) can do for you as an Ohio employer!  The DSH offers free consultation services on safety, industrial hygiene, or ergonomics, as well as training, and they even have a library filled with education videos and materials.  For more information, be sure to check the DSH out here.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 21, 2021:  BWC premium installment due if your company is on a Monthly or Quarterly installment plan with the Ohio BWC.
  • March 31, 2021:  One Claim Program (OCP) training requirement deadline for the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 policy year.
  • March 31, 2021:  DFSP Annual Report due for the July 1, 2020 policy year start date.
  • March 31, 2021:  EM Cap Safety Requirements deadline.
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