Summer 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the Ohio Self-Insurers Association

Mission Statement

OSIA is the most effective organization representing the interest of Ohio self-insured employers in matters before the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and promoting the highest standards of workers' compensation administration.

Organized in 1974 as an outgrowth of concern over the trend in Federal and State legislation dealing with Workers' Compensation claims, Ohio Self Insurers Association membership now compromises approximately one-half of the
self-insured companies in Ohio.
Under Section 22 of the Ohio Workers' Compensation Law, employers who qualify are allowed to pay their own compensation directly to injured employees or to dependents of deceased employees.  Any employer, firm, or corporation thus qualified is eligible for OSIA membership.
OSIA representatives testify before the Ohio legislature, advancing points of common interest; confer with the Industrial Commission and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation administration; review proposed administrative appointments and advance recommendations; work closely with otherOhio and national associations in advancing self-insurer goals; conduct an annual statewide conference and periodic workshops and seminars to keep self-insurers abreast of current practices; and provide their members with newsletters and news briefs to keep them informed of important issues.
Dues are based upon the average number of employees on the Ohio payroll of the member company in the preceding calendar year. OSIA is governed by a 15-member Board of Managers, elected by the membership.

OSIA Officers:
President - Peggy Downard Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Northwest) 419-427-4779
Vice President - Denise Evans Staffmark (Southwest) 513-852-4806
Treasurer - Catherine Duhigg Gannon Eaton Corporation (Northeast) 440-523-4468
Secretary - Loyd Hudson American Electric Power (Central)) 740-349-4040
Executive Secretary - Robert (Buz) Minor Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. (Central) 614-464-6410
Executive Secretary Emeritus - Robin Obetz Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. (Central) 614-464-5660
OSIA Board of Managers:
Kim Cook Owens Community College (Northwest) 567-661-7137
Curtis Gross Parker Hannifin (Northeast)  
Donna Hadley United Dairy Farmers (Southwest) 513-366-8516
Steve Hatton Greater Dayton RTA (Southwest) 937-425-8545
Lynn Hubach Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (Northeast) 330-463-6907
Laura Kaiser Installed Building Products (Central) 614-221-3382
Gail Lambie Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (Central) 937-642-5000
Debbie Lantman Formica Corporation (Southwest) 513-786-3538
Chris Royer The Timken Company (Northeast) 330-471-3456
Beth Wright Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. (Central) 740-694-6315


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We look forward to your support and participation in OSIA throughout 2014.


Thank You For Attending The OSIA 40th Annual Conference

Workers' Comp Superheroes
"Solving Problems
to Save the Day"

Attention Attendees

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