Kelly Lowry shared a power point presentation covering a lot of changes in the BWC’s rules and regulations. This is her summary of the material that she covered.

Be In The Know Breakfast

Pictured above left to right:  Sarah Betts, Seneca County Park District Director and Kelly Lowry, CompManagement, a Sedgwick Company.

Kelly Lowry shared a power point presentation covering a lot of changes in the BWC’s rules and regulations. This is her summary of the material that she covered.

BWC Changes

Effective July 1, 2017 House Bill 207 provides that a work related motor vehicle accident can be charged to the BWC Surplus fund rather than the employer if 1) the other party was at fault 2) a citation was issued and 3) the other party has insurance.

Effective September 29, 2017 among other things, House Bill 27 changes the time limit  for filing and injury or death claim from two years to one.

It is time for Private Employers to select their rating program for 2018.

Group Rating – eligible employers can receive up to 53% discount on Workers Compensation.  The program is based on past performance.  This program provides a safe, up front discount.  80% of participating Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce members receive a 53% discount.

Group retro – eligible employers receive a refund or assessment based on future claims of the group.  CompManagement’ s average refund of $36,507 is the highest of the largest TPAs and exceeds the State Wide Average of $28,512

Other Programs: Individual Retrospective Rating, Large and Small Deductible, $15k Medical Only , EM Cap, Grow Ohio and the One Claim Program

It is time for Public Employers to enroll in discount programs.

CompManagement can help you determine which program is best for you.  For a complimentary review, complete the Chamber’s AC-3 form (attached).

Sarah Betts shared information about our county parks and her power point included some beautiful pictures and  interesting facts.  

Seneca County Park District Mission:  To preserve, protect and promote diversity of our natural resources; to educate and develop an appreciation of the unique natural, rural, historical and cultural aspects of Seneca County.

Please visit senecacountyparks.com to learn about the parks and events.

The attendees were given the heads up for upcoming events and contests.  “They heard it here first.”  Please read the rest of this newsletter and watch for the November issue so that you too can “Be In The Know!”