July 31 is the FY14 enrollment period deadline for new Safety Council members who are interested in qualifying for a rebate of 2% or more on their Workers’ Compensation premiums. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers or state agencies.
Employers must meet all rebate program eligibility requirements to be eligible for any rebate. Employers not in a group-experience or group-retrospective program can earn a 2% participation rebate for meeting eligibility requirements and an additional 2% performance bonus rebate for reducing frequency or severity by 10% or remain at zero. Employers enrolled in a group-experience program qualify only for calculation of the 2% performance bonus rebate. Employers enrolled in a group-retrospective program qualify only for a 2% participation rebate.
For many companies, the 2% or 4% savings will actually outweigh the cost of membership in Safety Council. To receive a 2% rebate, local companies must meet four criteria:
•Join the Ottawa County Safety Council no later than July 31, 2014
•Send a representative to at least 10 meetings between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015
•Submit two safety reports for the 2014 calendar year
•Have their CEO (or highest-ranking on-site management person) attend one meeting between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015
Dues for Ottawa County Safety Council is $120 per year for one representative and includes the cost of meals at the 12 monthly meetings. Meetings always include a 40-45 minute safety-related program. The date of the next meeting is June 18 at 11 a.m. held at Magruder Hospital. Reservations are required.