Mission


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.


About


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 other Ohio 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 (Northeast)                                                       440-523-4468

 

Secretary - Loyd Hudson            

American Electric Power (Central)                              740-349-4040

 

Executive Secretary - Robert (Buz) Minor   

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Central)        614-464-6410

 

Executive Secretary Emeritus - Robin Obetz    

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Central)        614-464-5660

OSIA Board of Managers

Kim Cook Owens Community College (Northwest) 567-661-7137
Curtis Gross Parker Hannifin (Northeast)                          
216-896-2417
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
     

Events

 

2014-2015 Membership

     Go to the Membership page for

     information and for online

     registration

 

    

Members:

If you know someone that is not an OSIA member and should be, please refer them to our membership page where they can download a copy of the membership application.

 

Members enjoy:

Legal updates and reviews of pertinent pending legislation

Quarterly newsletters

Event photos

Membership Directory

40th Annual Conference

Thank you for attending the 40th Annual Conference - Workers' Comp Superheroes "Solving Problems to Save the Day"

 

Attendees:  To access and download speaker outlines and presentations, go to the Event Files tab in the Member Area.

Contact Us

OSIA

P.O. Box 1073

Columbus, Ohio  43216

Phone: (614) 470-2246
Fax: (614) 340-5315

OSIA1073@gmail.com