CAT Update

The Ohio Supreme Court provided a ray of sunshine as we began 2013. In a stunning decision, long supported by the AFPD, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an opinion finding the Ohio CAT on motor fuel “Unconstitutional” on grounds that the tax is required to build and repair streets, highways and bridges, and NOT be…

Several States Consider Ad Tax

The governors of Minnesota and Ohio are floating the idea of taxing advertisements to bring in needed cash, Advertising Age reports. Under Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s budget, billboard, print, radio, and television ad sales would have a 5% sales tax. Kasich wants to enlarge the state’s sales tax so he can decrease taxes on businesses…

Deadline! CCI Group Retrospective Program Deadline April 26, 2013

CareWorks Consultants (CCI)—AFPD’s selected Third Party Administrator—offers a comprehensive, full-service, group retrospective rating program. Their unique approach to safety consultation and cost-control initiatives fosters an environment where program participants successfully obtain the benefits of participating in the program. Your enrollment documents show the required key components to obtaining the program goals and premium savings are:…

CATax Status Update

Knowing all of our Ohio members are anxious about the status of the reform to the CATax issue, we issue the following update. AFPD has been feverishly advocating for changes in the CATax rate and one single point of collection. Our overwhelming objectives are “fairness” and a “level playing field” for the industry. To that…

Ohio BWC Rebates Are On the Way

As you may recall, on May 2, Governor Kasich and BWC Administrator/CEO Buehrer announced a three-part plan designed to put money back into the pockets of hard-working Ohioans, improve worker safety, and bring up to date the Ohio BWC.  BWC began printing these rebate checks this week and will continue printing and mailing the checks…