Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Be an Informed Consumer: Now is the Time to Compare Programs

Ohio Bureau Workers Compensation



2016 Update:

While many companies start the group renewal process by sending just invoices over the summer, BBB group participants also receive their projected group discounts. And, BBB group retrospective rating participants receive annual updates on group performance so there are no surprises when the group’s performance is reviewed by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to determine refunds. If you have an invoice in hand to renew your current program, do you know your projected group discount? You should.

Don’t wait! Now is the time to request a BBB group savings program quote.
How do you know you are getting the best option if you don’t have something to compare? Ask for a second opinion to be confident you are making the right choice for your company

Read all group projections carefully and don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you are confident in your decision, go ahead and enroll. Here are some things to look for when comparing programs:

  • If you qualify for both traditional group rating and group retrospective rating, which is the best choice for your company?
  • Are you choosing a group retrospective group knowing your projected refund? Or simply hoping for the maximum possible refund? Is that maximum possible refund a reasonable expectation?
  • Is your 2016 group rating discount projection in line with your 2015 group discount?
  • Does one company control underwriting and service for the group, or are there multiple service providers? If there are multiple, do you trust all providers?
  • How has the group performed over the last few years?


If you are not a Sheakley client, request your BBB group program savings analysis to compare us to your current program. It’s free, and there is no obligation to join, so it’s simply smart business to compare.

Sheakley, BBB’s workers’ comp group administrator, has been helping employers improve workplace safety and reduce their workers’ comp and unemployment costs for more than 50 years. A strong focus on client service and strategic claims management, paired with solid underwriting, has provided BBB accredited businesses tremendous savings opportunities year after year through a variety of cost-saving programs.

Request a free quote by contacting Rebecca Kieser at  rkeiser@cincinnati.bbb.org or call, (513) 639-9143.

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