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April 18, 2018

One of the greatest dangers facing your business entity today is the threat of a data breach or cyberattack. Data breaches are embarrassing, and in addition to hurting your reputation can have serious, lasting repercussions. Exposed information can potentially lead to identity theft, stolen Social Security numbers, compromised medical and financial information, along with theft of email addresses and passwords. Cyberattacks can also open your entity itself to the same dangers.

March 20, 2018

The coming of spring and warmer weather means kids will soon start spending more time outdoors after being cooped up all winter. One of the first orders of business this time of year is for entities with parks and park districts is to inspect playgrounds to ensure the equipment and grounds are safe for children. You must make sure the equipment is safe and operational before kids start playing on it. ...

January 18, 2018

A Real-Life Horror Story That Could Have Been Worse: A cyber criminal attacked the main server of an Ohio Plan member, a 911 dispatcher. The hacker accessed social security numbers in their police report database, going back 10 years. Forensic testing revealed that social security numbers for approximately 135,000 people had been compromised. ...

January 3, 2018

As the weather continues to change and we move into the winter months where icy roads, the weight of ice and snow on buildings and other seasonal type losses are common, the Ohio Plan is here to help get you back up and running as soon as possible if you experience a loss. The sooner you turn in your claim to the Ohio Plan, the sooner your operations can return to normal. ...

December 19, 2017

Since the enactment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, any program receiving federal financial assistance must provide access to its services to all, regardless of any disability on the part of the user. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 further strengthened the prohibition of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. Most saw improvements such as the removal of physical barriers preventing access to those with disabilities. ...

December 11, 2017

Because so much is riding on your tires was a late-1980s slogan for Michelin tires. The advertisements pictured a toddler playing with a Michelin tire. The short advertisement asked drivers to consider the safety of themselves and their families and focused on the importance of good tires. As the weather turns colder and fall tightens its grip on Ohio, we should all take a moment to consider exactly what is riding on our tires. ...

November 7, 2017

In June, the Ohio High School Athletic Administration announced the passing of Lindsay’s Law, which newly requires annual education for coaches and families on the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest—the leading cause of death among youth athletes. ...

October 26, 2017

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day while people are at work. Of these injuries, 10 percent result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent blindness. However, almost 90 percent of these injuries could have been prevented by wearing the appropriate eye protection while on the job. ...

October 17, 2017

Developing and maintaining effective relationships with the community has long been a pursuit of many law enforcement agencies. However, the publicity around specific incidents that cast a negative light on law enforcement can put agencies on the defensive when it comes to justifying the actions of their officers or deputies. ...

October 4, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend, Evendale, Ohio dedicated its new veterans, police and firefighters memorial by casting a bell with the world’s only traveling foundry. With the help of the Verdin Company, the foundry’s makers, local Boy and Girl Scouts loaded 500 pounds of bronze ingots into a 2,200-degree furnace. The bell was then poured and hoisted to the top of the Tribute Tower. ...

September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2017, our auto coverage form now features four types of loss adjustments.

  • Actual cash value
  • Replacement cost value (new)
  • Replacement cost value (pre-owned)
  • Replacement cost value (stated amount)

July 6, 2017

Weather can change for the worse quickly during the spring and summer months. The Ohio Plan is here to help get you back up and running as soon as possible if you experience a loss. The sooner you turn in your claim to the Ohio Plan, the sooner your operations can return to normal. We recommend you program the claims reporting number into your cell phone.