BWC has proposed a $1 billion rebate to Ohio employers. The proposal must be approved by the BWC’s Board of Directors which meet in late May. If it is approved at the Board of Directors meeting, checks could begin to be cut shortly thereafter.
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FEDERATED INSURANCE REINSTATES RECENT AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WEBINAR FOR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Federated Insurance, your association’s recommended insurance carrier, recently hosted a webinar for over 600 business owners regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Facilitated by Federated’s in-house PPACA professional, webinar participants were treated to information on current healthcare legislation and what it could mean for the future of their health insurance program. A recorded version of the webinar was made available to all association members online a short time later.
Due to overwhelming response, Federated Insurance has chosen to offer the recorded version of the webinar to association members once again. This webinar is offered to members at no charge, regardless of insurance affiliation.
Link to access the 35 minute recorded presentation:
You will need to register to view the recorded presentation, but you will be able to watch immediately and as often as you want.
Whether you participated in the original webinar, have already viewed the online content, or are a first-time viewer, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to educate yourself on this important topic.
Health Care Reform as “health care reform” draws closer, many facets to the new law need to be reviewed in detail to determine compliance. The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) released further information employers need to know. The information begins to detail how a large vs. small employer is determined, and examines ‘hours of service” of an employee. This is an important step. Be sure to read the summary and start to structure your plan.
Another great site for up to date information www.healthreform.kff.org
2013 Standard Mileage Rates up 1 cent per mile- Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the standard mileage rates will be:
- -56.5 cents per mile for business miles
- -24 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes
- -14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
Residential Code of Ohio - The new Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) is due to take effect January 1, 2013. New code books should be available by mid-November. An online version is available at http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/docs/dico_ResidentialCode10412.pdf
For a list of significant changes in the code visit, http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/docs/dico_2013RCOSummaryofSignificantChanges.pdf
Local Chapters will be hosting educational meetings to help sort it out and answer questions for PHCC members.
Ohio Plumbing Code- PHCC has been working with Ohio's Chief Plumbing Official, Ralph Reeb, and the State of Ohio regarding concerns about the Ohio Plumbing Code. In particular, the focus has been on the lack of direct involvement of the plumbing industry in the code change process.
PHCC Ohio has created a Code Committee (Ron Schmitt, Herman Bohinc, Drew Nieman, Dana Williams, Rodger Sweitzer, Joe Schmitt and Jeff Heger) to work with the state, offer ideas and give input to the code change process.
PHCC needs your feedback. Please take a moment to send your concerns and/or problems that you have experienced with the Ohio Plumbing Code. Concerns could include clarity and interpretation issues, or items that should be included or excluded (i.e. circuit vents, air admittance valves and shower drains). We would like to put together a "Top 10" list to submit before the end of the year.
Please share this email with your colleagues so that they will offer ideas and provide guidance for our industry. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. We will keep you posted on the results.
Please submit your feedback to Rocco at firstname.lastname@example.org
PHCC Ohio Scholarships Available
PHCC Education Foundation Scholarship funds are now available to Ohio residents pursuing a career in plumbing-heating and cooling through trade/vocational schools or college programs designed with educational programs to benefit the PHC industry. Applicants must be sponsored by a PHCC Ohio member. Click here to download an application or call PHCC Ohio at 800-686-7422. Deadline to file an application is July 15.
PHCC Truck of the Month
Are you a proud member of PHCC? Are you displaying the logo on your service trucks? What Sets You Apart From Your Competition? Want your customers to know when they see this logo, they’re choosing a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - a professional, licensed, bonded and insured contractor?
Send your photo’s and brief info on your company to email@example.com for a chance to be featured in the next Truck of the Month on www.phccohio.org