Workers’ compensation solutions for Ohio employers 

Sedgwick is proud to deliver workers’ compensation claims management and cost containment  strategies to nearly 65,000 hard-working Ohio employers and have our endorsement. 

Sedgwick clients annually save $200 million in workers’ compensation premium paid with the two  highest performing savings options – Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating. 

  • Group Rating – over $4 billion in savings over the past ten years 
  • Group Retrospective Rating – over $630 million has been earned by participants since  implementation in 2009 

Why partner with Sedgwick? 

Personalized service 

By imbedding our colleagues strategically throughout the state, we have established a stronger local  presence and model for service excellence. We are able to respond quickly to service needs, as well as  create operational efficiency. 

Industry expertise 

Our qualified team of colleagues provide expertise that is unmatched within the industry. The  foundation of our staffing model results in the most experienced management team and staff in Ohio. 

Claims management and hearing representation 

We go beyond simple claims management to provide a consultative approach to strategies that will  ensure compliance while improving efficiencies, outcomes and overall results. 

Lower rates 

Understanding your experience modifier (EM) is key in reducing your workers’ compensation costs and  measuring how your loss prevention and cost control practices stack up against the state average, as  well as others in the industry. 

Our clients average an experience modifier of .64 percent (36% below base) as opposed to the industry  average of 12% below base. This 24 percent difference has a direct impact on your premium.  

Enroll now!  

Sedgwick has mailed your enrollment materials to you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save  significantly on your workers’ compensation premium. For traditional group rating, Sedgwick must  receive your enrollment by November 17, 2021. For group retrospective rating, Sedgwick must receive  your enrollment by January 26, 2022.

Important reminders 

Private employers: 

  • September 30, 2021 – BWC survey date for the 7/1/22 experience period 

Public employers: 

  • September 30, 2021 – Drug Free Safety Program annual reporting deadline for the policy year  beginning January 1, 2021 
  • September 30, 2021 – EM Cap and One Claim Program safety training requirement deadline 
  • September 30, 2021 – Last day to request a change in installment plan or estimated annual  payroll for the 2021 policy period 

If you have any questions regarding premium installments or the true-up process, contact our Sedgwick program  manager, Julia Bowling, at 513.218.4062.

 


 

US Department of Labor initiative  seeks to protect midwest workers in  tank cleaning industry 

Region V OSHA, which includes Ohio, issued a press release announcing a Regional Emphasis Program  (REP) for Transportation Tank Cleaning Operations (TTCO) hazards in the Workplace. The goal of this  REP is to encourage employers to take steps to identify, reduce, and eliminate hazards associated with  exposure to tank cleaning. The enforcement directive was issued on August 2, 2021. Prior to the  initiation of enforcement, a three-month period of education and compliance assistance to the public  will be conducted to support the efforts of the Agency in meeting the goals of the REP. During this  period, OSHA will continue to respond to complaints, referrals, hospitalizations, and fatalities.  Enforcement related to this REP will begin on November 2, 2021.  

Workers employed in the transportation tank cleaning industry face many hazards that can lead to  serious injury, illness, and death, including fire, explosions, hazardous atmosphere, and hazardous  chemicals, rendering workers incapacitated and unable to self-rescue from the interior of a tank.  

The intent of this Regional Emphasis Program is to encourage employers to take steps to address  hazards, ensure facilities are evaluated to determine if the employer is following all relevant OSHA  requirements, and to help employers’ correct hazards, thereby reducing potential injuries, illnesses,  and death for their workers. 

If you have questions or would like to review in more detail, please contact Jim  Wirth at 614.546.7331 or jim.wirth@sedgwick.com. 

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