800-353-2226 rocco@accohio.org


Federated Insurance

Federated offers insurance protection products and services to meet virtually all the business and personal insurance needs of business owners including: Property, Auto, Liability, Umbrella, Life, Disability Income, Annuities, Risk Management Services, Annual Client Review Program, Claims Services, Business Succession and Estate Planning (Not all programs available in Ohio)

Contact:  Northern Ohio, Tim Frecker / tmfrecker@fedins.com
Southern Ohio, Kevin Johnson / ktjohnson@fedins.com

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Legally Speaking
Robert Dunlevey, Atty.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Current Legal Trends & Issues

Staying “up-to-date” with legal developments affecting your business is a challenging task, but Association attorney Bob Dunlevey is here to help.

Click here for the most recent construction law and employment law developments.


Ohio BWC

Group Rating Annual Safety Training

As a group-experience or group-retrospective rating program sponsor for the rating year, your organization is required to attend annual training per OAC 4123-17-68. The course is 75 minutes in length.

NEW this year, you will complete this requirement by logging into the BWC Learning Management System (LMS) with your policy number and completing the presentation.  You can access the LMS training by providing your account information for the training at this link: www.bwclearningcenter.com.

Search for “group2023”, launch the training course, view the required presentation, click on the statement of completion button, answer the completion question, and click submit.

Please complete the required training prior to February 15, 2023. After you’ve viewed the video course, your confirmation will be recorded by clicking on the completed course button. If you wish to have a certificate of completion (not required for this program), proceed to the next button for a certificate and complete the LMS assessment. 

Welcome & Webinar Housekeeping - Bruce Loughner CSP

Employer Programs Update – Ben Morgan, Underwriting Consultant, Employer Analysis & Programs

Safety Grant Programs – Mike Lampl, Research Director, Division of Safety & Hygiene

Better You, Better Ohio – Ana’ Bell, Statewide Health & Wellness & Special Programs Manager

Online Safety Training – Ford Sledge, Training Center Manager, Division of Safety & Hygiene Employer Education & Training Services

DSH virtual safety and health services – Rob Powell, CMSE® Loss Prevention Manager Division of Safety & Hygiene 

Ohio Safety Congress – Sherry Johnson, Safety Congress & Expo Manager 

Group Rating Safety Program Requirements – Bruce Loughner CSP, Technical Safety Advisor 

Questions can be directed to safetygrouprating@bwc.state.oh.us

Sedgwick - Monthly Workers Compensation & Safety Articles

This month’s articles include information about BWC’s Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program (SURWSP). This program, a partnership between BWC and the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health boards throughout Ohio, is designed to help employers more effectively manage workplace substance abuse. This program can reimburse employers for implementing and administering a drug-free workplace program. Considering that 1 in 12 workers have an untreated substance abuse disorder many are confronted with this growing problem and could benefit from this program.

The second article includes information about the importance of safety education which can help your members provide a safe workplace, manage their claims and keep their workers’ compensation costs at a minimum.