Nichole Hannahs

Help with Worker’s Compensation

by Nichole Hannahs on July 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

The State of Ohio is working to save employers money when it comes to worker’s compensation.

Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman said that many employers over the years have shown concern about what they pay for the insurance. That is why the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation is offering programs to save costs.

One offered through the Chamber of Commerce groups employers together to pull in a rate and with many employers comes savings.

"We have employers that are saving $15,000. We have some that are saving a couple hundred dollars," explained Poorman. "We have about 120 companies in our group and it’s part of a larger group that’s statewide and there’s a lot of buying power there."

For this program an employer must have a good safety record and a good worker’s compensation claims record to join. The other program offering a discount is Safety Council, where an employer can save up to four percent on worker’s compensation premiums.

"They are both very popular. More companies need to be aware of this. More companies need to take advantage of both programs. This is savings offered by the government that’s out there. There’s no reason to pass it up," said Poorman.

The Safety Council does have an application deadline of July 31. Those interested in learning about either of these programs can call the chamber of commerce or visit their website.