Workers' Compensation Legislation
Since 1996, COSE has provided small businesses with opportunities to manage workers’ compensation costs and promote safety in the workplace. Today, COSE’s suite of workers’ compensation programs provide small businesses in and out of group rating with the assistance they need to navigate the system, including premium discounts, prospective rating, claims administration and management services, legal representation in contested workers’ compensation cases and workplace safety information and resources.
Through the years, COSE has utilized its unique position in the marketplace to gain perspective on the impact that workers’ compensation rates can have on small business. COSE utilizes this perspective to advocate for the elimination of barriers facing small businesses in the workers’ compensation system and develop additional opportunities to promote stable, reliable rates and workplace safety.
2013-2014 Legislative Priorities
- Ensure Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is competitive with other states
- Promote actuarial practices that foster stable and predictable rates
- Provide information about rates in a timely manner to ensure employers properly plan for costs
- Decrease costs incurred because of workers’ compensation fraud and abuse
- Revise policies to allow premiums to reflect the discovery of a fraudulent claim
- Ensure consistency and objectivity when determining awards
- Support safety related education and reward employers for participation
- Allow employers who engage in workplace safety related initiatives to receive financial incentives
- Monitor: COSE is monitoring the bill's progress.
- Oppose: The COSE Advocacy Committee opposes this bill.
- Support: The COSE Advocacy Committee supports this bill.