Prospective Billing True-up Instructions

What is the payroll true-up? Payroll true-up is a new process that requires employers to report their actual payroll for the previous policy year and reconcile any differences in premium paid. This important step is necessary for us to accurately calculate your premium. It’s also critically important to maintaining your policy and your participation in…

Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Each year, Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide an opportunity to significantly reduce workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing awareness of safety and risk-management strategies. A group-rating program is a partnership that includes…

Ban on Texting Implemented

Ohio’s ban on texting and driving took effect August 31, 2012. Activities like typing, sending, receiving and reading emails, tweets, and status updates are now illegal. Drivers who engage in this activity can be ticketed by the police. The law does not carve out an exception for “just a quick email,” responding to an angry…

“Thorough” BUSTR Inspections

The Ohio State Fire Marshall has begun inspecting retail gasoline facilities. According to an AFPD board member, the inspection was “very thorough.” They were required to show proof that they had successfully completed the mandatory training, had trained their Class B and C employees, and met all the requirements of the BUSTR regulations.  Business owners…

Group Retrospective Rating Programs May Refund $48 Million

Premium refunds of $48,000,000 are projected for employer participants in CareWorks Consultants’ workers’ compensation Group Retrospective Rating programs, representing an average of $28,000 per employer. This outstanding performance has spurred more than a 3,000% increase in the number of employers participating in a CareWorks Consultants’ plan since the programs were introduced in 2009. CareWorks Consultants’…

Stage II Vapor Recovery Update

UPDATE: As previously reported AFPD opposed the initial Ohio EPA plan to exempt ground-up, new-to-industry locations from the requirement to install Stage II because we feel current operators should also be exempt if they make the appropriate upgrades. AFPD met with Ohio EPA and industry leaders on Nov. 5, and Ohio EPA has agreed to…