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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.

 
June 21, 2017

Employers are expected to document their position on topics like harassment, alcohol and drug use, computer use and vehicle use in a comprehensive personnel handbook or manual. Human resource experts recommend the manual then receive periodic reviews and updates to ensure compliance with important regulatory changes. Changes to Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law are no exception.

June 6, 2017

In the early morning hours of February 13, 2016, the Center Township administration building and garage became engulfed in flames. Despite the best efforts of local fire departments, the building was a total loss along with the seven vehicles and nearly all of the township’s equipment inside the building. As you can imagine, losing everything can be beyond trying and Trustee Ken Schreffler put it best, “Thirty years up in smoke gets to you.” ...

 
May 25, 2017

The Ohio Plan understands our members work diligently to provide important services to their residents and critical training to their employees despite the State of Ohio’s elimination of the estate tax, the tangible personal property tax and the public utility tax–as well as its drastic reduction in the local government fund. In discussions with their Ohio Plan Risk Management agents, and in the survey we conducted last year, our members made it clear they want creative ways to continue to do what they do best: Serve the public. ...

January 17, 2017

Like many businesses, libraries have been forced to change their service offerings in the face of an ever-changing digital age. Individual services of book-lending and reference have evolved into community-based services like job training, tax preparation and other online programming. Libraries continue to offer unfettered access to quiet, out-of-the-way spaces where people can go about their business with minimal interaction. It is this endearing quality of isolation that unfortunately provides a safe haven for those considering the use of opioids or other illegal drugs. ...

 
January 5, 2017

As the seasons change, we often see increased numbers of animal collision claims. The Ohio Plan knows that these are often unavoidable, but we want to help keep you safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly one-quarter of all animal-vehicle crashes result in some form of bodily injury or vehicle damage. Whether driving in the country or city, use these tips to help prevent damage to your auto and injury to yourself while on the road...

December 27, 2016

Do more with less seems to be the motto of almost everyone anymore. Management and/or regulatory agencies want more work, better quality and less risk every day. However, they seldom have a suggestion as to how this can be accomplished. Our water district is not exempt from this tough process. Over the last several years, our number of work orders requiring staff to locate water lines has doubled, without any additions to our workforce. We have to do more with less. ...

 
December 13, 2016

Thankfully, employers win. Ohio’s recent enactment of House Bill 523 legalizing medical marijuana does not defeat Ohio employers’ efforts to maintain a drug-free workplace, and thus a safer workplace for all employees. Ohio employers, private and public, are permitted to establish and enforce a drug-testing policy, a drug-free workplace policy, a zero-tolerance-drug policy or other similar policy. Nothing in the new medical marijuana law, effective on September 6, 2016, changes this fact. ...

December 5, 2016

The Ohio Plan Risk Management board of directors is excited to announce the results of the December 2, 2016 election. The following candidates will serve a two-year term on the board of directors beginning January 1, 2017 ...

 
November 2, 2016

The interactions between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve continue to grab headlines across our nation. The publicity is more often related to confrontations and not the positive work our community leaders and law enforcement personnel conduct daily. Recognizing the ongoing call for change from the public, Ohio adopted new community policing standards in August of 2015. ...

October 27, 2016

In recent years, we have seen a notable increase in the number of events hosted in communities across Ohio where inflatable amusement devices are being used. Because of the ease of transport, setup and teardown, their popularity continues to grow. These inflatables come in all shapes and sizes, providing enjoyment for all ages, but often the risk of injury is overlooked. When selecting a company to provide such a device, consider the following basic requirements...