Membership Information

Our Purpose and Commitment

  1. To unite in common organization those persons, firms and corporations who are “self-insurers” or who represent employers who are “self-insurers” under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Ohio or any other state or federal law.
  1. To educate and inform members, the business community and other persons, firms and corporations of current developments in the field of Workers’ Compensation, industrial accidents, diseases, deaths or injuries and business in general.
  1. To promote higher business standards and better business methods.
  1. To encourage uniformity in the applications of laws, rules and regulations affecting business.
  1. To do any and all lawful acts and to carry on all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful, desirable or proper for the furtherance and accomplishment of any or all of the purposes for which this Association is organized, and to aid and assist other organizations in order to attain any such purposes. However, the Association shall exercise only such powers as are in the furtherance of the exempt purposes set forth in Section 5.01© of the Internal Revenue Code and the Regulations there under as now in affect or hereafter amended.

Membership Eligibility

Voting Member

Any person, firm or corporation, who self-insures its liability or obligations under the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law and has obtained a self-insuring (SI) number, shall be eligible for membership as a voting member. As such, it may designate on individual eligible to act as it’s representative to vote on Association business and if selected, to hold office and to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Associate Member

Any person, firm or corporation deemed eligible for membership in the Association but who does not qualify to become a voting member. An Associate member cannot vote at a meeting, hold office or serve on the Board of Trustees.

Eligibility for SWOSIA membership requires an application together with required membership fee and a two-thirds affirmative vote by the Board of Trustees.

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