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 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.