The 2014 managed care organization open enrollment period runs through 5:30 p.m. May 23.
Open enrollment gives all state-fund employers (with an active workers' compensation policy) an opportunity to choose a managed care organization to help manage the medical portion of their workers' compensation claims. A strong MCO-employer partnership also helps injured workers receive the treatment they need to get back to work as safely and quickly as possible.
Choosing an MCO that meets the needs of a business and its employees is an important decision. To help make that choice, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation has created the MCO Selection Guide and MCO Report Card.
The guide provides instructions, and the report card provides MCO performance information intended to help with the selection process. These measures include quality medical management statistics used to evaluate the return-to-work services and quality of medical management the MCOs provide to injured workers.
The guides are designed to help with the open enrollment process. However, those who need additional assistance, may call 800-644-6292 or visit https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/brochureware/openenroll.asp.