Products and Services

These products and services are available at member rates to member organizations of The Ohio Council.
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Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium

Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Ohio Council’s workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Our program, administered by Sedgwick, offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment. 

For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Our team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, we serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009. 

If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, you may click the link below or email our Program Manager, Tony Sharrock at [email protected].

NOTE:  As a sponsor of a group workers' compensation rating program, the Ohio Council is required to distribute the following "Group-Rating Safety Accountability" letter to our membership. Click here to access the letter. 

Unemployment Services Trust

altThe Ohio Council has partnered with UST since 2000 to help our members better manage their unemployment claims, ensure HR compliance and streamline day-to-day operations. Providing nonprofits with workforce solutions that reduce costs and strengthen their missions, UST provides its members up to 60% in savings, and offers exclusive access to the following services:

  • Funding Options—includes Self-Funded Reserve and Unemployment Insurance
  • Unemployment Claims Administration Services
  • Expert Unemployment Hearing Representation
  • E-Filing Capabilities for Managing Claims Details
  • Thousands of Downloadable HR Forms, Documents and Templates
  • Live HR Hotline, Employee Handbook Builder and 200+ Online Training Courses
  • Award-Winning Outplacement & Career Transition Services

Whether your primary focus is to protect your assets, to ensure compliance with the latest state regulations, to reduce unemployment costs or to simply allocate more time and money to your key mission initiatives, UST has a solution for you. By evaluating your unemployment claims history, number of employees and tax rate (if not yet reimbursing), UST can help determine which of their programs would best meet your needs.

We encourage all organizations with 10+ employees to submit a free Cost Analysis by visiting

Legal Consultation Services Program


The Ohio Council and the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Vorys) have agreed to collaborate on a program which will provide members with a legal consultation services program. This member benefit will provide members with two (2) hours of legal services during a 12-month period, the first hour to be waived by the firm and the second hour paid by the Ohio Council. The Vorys law firm has represented the Ohio Council since 1996 and a number of member organizations. They have developed significant knowledge on many complex and unique issues involving local contracting, Medicaid, state-county-provider issues and others specific to Ohio's publicly managed and privately provided behavioral health system.

While the Vorys firm provides a full array of legal services, we encourage members not to view this as replacement for your own local legal services. The potential importance and value of this legal service benefit and any additional engagement with the Vorys firm would most likely be on issues involving public policy, Medicaid and local contractual relationships. For more information call Suzanne Scrutton, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, (614) 464-8313, [email protected] or visit their web site at

Fleet Management Discount Program


Enterprise Fleet Management works with non-profits that reimburse case managers for travel to lower costs through a company car program. The program takes advantage of our economies of scale and expertise in the vehicle industry as well as a bulk Nissan discount brokered for all Ohio Council members. The results are not only lowered expenses, but improved recruiting/retention numbers, lowered liability exposure, better company image, and less of a burden placed on the employee or agency. Our expertise ranges from finding & funding the best vehicle at the cheapest price to implementing fuel, maintenance, insurance, & resale programs as a full-service fleet partner. We make it easy to transition to company cars and you can “try it out” on any level. Whether you have considered company cars in the past or not, have a look at the savings & value of having a fleet partner in today’s market.

Call today to learn about their cost-effective fleet management solutions in the areas of vehicle acquisition, maintenance management, risk management programs, fuel savings, monthly reporting and much more. For more information about the program, call Andrew Peretic, Enterprise, (440) 345-3999, [email protected] (for 216, 440, 330, and 419 area codes) or Mike Hohmann, Enterprise, (513) 967-4423, [email protected] (for 614, 937, 740, and 513 area codes); or visit their website at

Ohio Council Compensation and Benefits Survey Report

altThe Ohio Council sponsors a biennial “Compensation and Benefits Survey Report,” which is conducted by Blue & Co., LLC.  The survey report presents information obtained from the membership of the Ohio Council.  It focuses on a range of salary administration issues and addresses such areas as 1) employee benefits & human resource practices, 2) employee turnover, 3) compensation of line personnel, and 4) compensation of management & supervisory personnel.  

The survey report is distributed by the Ohio Council and is available to participating members, non-participating members, and non-members at three separate rates.  For more information about the report, contact Brenda Cornett, the Ohio Council, (614) 228-0747, [email protected]; Greg Heitkamp, CPA, CIA, Blue & Co LLC, (614) 340-6794, [email protected] or visit their website at

Online Learning Solution for Behavioral Health & Human Services Organizations

Netsmart MyLearningPointe

myLearningPointe is a comprehensive online learning solution that comprises of a robust Learning Management System (LMS) and a comprehensive online course catalog. The Learning Management System (LMS) is a secure Netsmart-hosted online portal that enables organizations to effectively create, deploy, manage, and track online and classroom training. Organizations can benefit from the power of eLearning by providing access to training from anywhere, anytime. myLearningPointe’s online course catalog includes over 400 courses that meet organization’s educational needs for clinical, regulatory, technology, and management training.

The Ohio Council’s endorsement of myLearningPointe provides member organizations’ employees the opportunity to participate in an online learning program at a discounted rate. Through this program, staff will receive the tools and knowledge necessary to contribute to the growth and success of member organizations. In today’s changing environment, workforce development and training opportunities are essential to the success of an organization and to its employees. For more information about the program please send an email to [email protected] or visit

Drug Screening Device Discount Program


Cordant Health SolutionsTM (formerly Sterling Reference Laboratories) is an industry leading, SAMHSA-Certified, full-service toxicology laboratory that provides testing services for Treatment Providers, Employers, Criminal Justice Programs, Health Care Institutions, and many other types of organizations and individuals nationwide. Cordant Health SolutionsTM means service and they thrive on offering customized drug testing protocols specifically tailored to meet individual customer needs. Additionally, they provide live access to toxicology scientists for questions regarding any testing performed by their facility.

This program provides all Ohio Council members with quality, US manufactured, instant UA drug screening devices at very competitive prices. Cordant Health SolutionsTM meets a broad range of drug testing needs: SAMHSA certified testing, forensic drug testing for both court systems and employers, highly customized testing, and testing results in as little as 48 hours. For more information please visit their website at or call 1-855-895-8090.

The Ohio Council is continually seeking information that will enhance the benefits we offer to our members.
Please contact Brenda Cornett, Associate Director for Administrative Services, at 614-228-0747 or [email protected] if you have questions or concerns either about the Ohio Council’s arrangements with any of these vendors or about any of the vendors’ products & services.