Will your 2014 Ohio Alternative Group proposed quote deliver the discounts and/or refunds as promised? Especially with the new Group- Retrospective program employers need to be very careful about joining a group because they promise a biggest “refund “.
In the Group-Retro program each employer pays their “full” individual premium the first year and then based on the “groups” future claim activity the employers can be assessed additional premium or receive rebates over a three year period. This is a very risky proposal and employers should consider the following before joining a Group-Retro program:
- History of how many years the Group has been filed with the BWC
- Number of employer members
- Size of the Group premium
- Group claim history to date
- Actual Group performance verses projections
- How will your individual premium and claims impact the group
Choose the RHK Group to advise you on the most cost effective Workers’ Compensation coverage for your company:
- We are independent and represent multiple Ohio TPA programs.
- No additional RHK fees, we have a relationship with our TPA partners.
- Over 25 years of experience in the Ohio Workers’ Compensation business
For a no cost no obligation RHK review of your 2014 Workers’ Compensation rating program please complete the RHK (AC-3 Authorization) here. For more information on our unique service and experience visit our website.
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Safety and Wellness Article
Hardly a day goes by without a client asking questions about how the creation of the Individual Exchanges might affect their personal or group health insurance situation. Most often the primary concern is whether they might be able to obtain health insurance coverage through the Exchange at a more affordable rate. The answer to that question is simply just not available yet, as the insurance carrier rates in the vast majority of states have not yet been released. However, there are some rules and regulations in place which provide a glimpse of the methodology that will be used to set these rates. To learn about some of the key provisions of the rate setting regulations click here.
On June 16th 2013 the American Medical Association declared obesity as a disease rather than a comoribidity factor. Since obesity is now considered a medical condition that means that it requires professional treatment, the US Department of Health and Human Services predicts that the costs to US businesses related to obesity will exceed 13 billion dollars. To learn more about how this will affect your Workers’ Compensation and mandatory reporting read the full article here.
To learn more about how RHK Group can help your company prepare for the new health care regulations, check out these articles from our July newsletter below.
How to Re-Invest Workers’ Compensation Savings into Employee Health Benefits
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