The Purpose of the Ohio Association of Senior Centers is enhance the ability of Ohio’s senior center network to effectively serve older adults by providing support. Through our many programs and events, we have been a successful and vital part of life’s process. To learn more about our programs and certification, please contact us.
Care Works Consultants
The Ohio Association of Senior Centers endorses CareWorks Consultants Inc. for Workers’ Compensation Group Rating. CareWorks Consultants Inc. (CCI) could save your company significant money on your worker’s comp premium. In 2010, 16 participating members of the OASC are projected to save over $49,000 on their workers’ comp premiums.
Fact: Over 75,000 Ohio employers are in a workers’ compensation group. Most employers not in groups are paying much more in worker’s compensation premiums than those in groups. CCI offers OASC members multiple savings levels up to the BWC maximum. Even employers with claims can qualify for premium savings. The multiple levels of savings can also help prevent you from losing your group rating discount should a claim occur.
About CCI: As the largest workers’ compensation third party administrator in Ohio, CCI provides best-in-class cost control and program management to more than 26,000 customers. CCI has been serving Ohio employers since 1950.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) requires all Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and Group Sponsors to publish the Group-Rating Safety Accountability Letter that outlines the safety services expectations of BWC. For more information, please follow these links: Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter, BWC Guideleines, BWC Assignments.
Even if your company is enrolled in another workers’ compensation group rating program, you should compare your current program to the OASC endorsed group rating program through CCI. For more information, or for a no-cost, no-obligation quote of your potential premium savings, contact Kirsten Gibson, the OASC’s CCI representative at 800-837-3200 ext. 7110 or visit www.careworksconsultants.com/groupratingapplication/SeniorCenters
Ohio Aging Advocacy Coalition
OASC has joined with a number of other organizations to help form the Ohio Aging Advocacy Coalition. The purpose of this group is to support efforts to highlight aging issues with the public and legislators – to give aging a voice of its own – to let legislators hear not just from special interest groups, but from elderly individuals themselves. This group will spotlight the needs and stories of older adults with the purpose of better funding home and community based services and supports; creating greater access to services to meet the needs of older Ohioans.
The group will “kick-off” with a press conference at the end of August. Barbara Riley, a former Director of the Ohio Department of Aging and of ODJFS, is the spokesperson for the group and will work in conjunction with the supporting organizations to find those special “stories” to share with the public, editorial boards and legislators as Ohio moves towards its next budget.
In preparation, we would like to ask our OASC Members, to look at their clients and determine if there are any individuals or family members, who would be good spokespersons for the importance of OASC as well as “their senior center” and what it has done for them and the need to better support and create greater access to senior center providers statewide. As the work of the Ohio Aging Advocacy Coalition proceeds, we as a supporting organization will be asked to provide “contacts” to speak on the topic. So, let us know if you have someone with a story – maybe make a video of them and their story and send it to us – and watch for the press conference! More details to come…