Founded in 1974
Since 1974, OSIA has been the one united voice representing Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers. Our strength is in our numbers— and in our membership. In addition to relevant educational offerings and timely informational resources, 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.
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 seminars to keep self-insurers abreast of current practices; and provide their members news briefs to keep them informed of important issues.
The OSIA hosts an a three-day Annual Conference featuring a wide range of administrative, legal, and medical topics designed to help a self-insuring employer maintain and administer an efficient and effective self-insured program. The OSIA also hosts a one-day Education Day Program featuring shorter topics of interest to self- insuring employers. Finally, the OSIA offers a Nuts and Bolts program annually for those who are new to Ohio self-insurance. OSIA meetings are an excellent opportunity to learn about Ohio workers’ compensation self-insurance, but also to network with other employers.
OSIA member companies encompass a wide range of industries - from energy, aerospace, and manufacturing to healthcare, education, and local government entities. However, they all have one thing in common. They self-insure their workers' compensation liability.
The OSIA community is your community--your network of SI professionals who share the same challenges, speak the same language, and--like you--are turning to OSIA and its members to help them stay on top of their game.
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.