The Tartan Companies

Tartan Benefit Services, LLC

Tartan Benefit Services, LLC

Workers Compensation

Tartan Benefit Services, LLC is a Third Party Administrator (TPA) that specializes in the unique laws and regulations of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation system and Ohio unemployment administration. We are an experienced claim administrator and work closely with you, your assigned Managed Care Organization (MCO) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

A common misunderstanding by Ohio employers is that with an MCO, they don't need a workers' compensation TPA. MCOs are paid by the Ohio BWC to manage claims primarily from the state's and employees perspective. While this is often in the best interest of the employer as well, there are times when these interests have divergent goals. A TPA is paid by the employer and represents the employer at all times. To view a list of program details click here. For a timeline of important Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation dates click here.

Our standard workers' compensation services include:

  • Active Claim Administration
  • Handicaps
  • Prepare and File Protest Letters
  • Provider Discount Networks
  • Multiple MCO affiliations
  • Group Rating Programs
  • Retrospective Rating Programs
  • Prior Claims Investigation
  • Settlements
  • Adjudication Hearing Representation*
  • Self-pay Medical Only Programs (current program is 15K)
  • Customized Reporting
  • Participation in all eligible Ohio BWC Programs
  • Group Retrospective Programs
  • Self-Insurance
  • Subrogation

*Tartan sets aside a portion of your administration fee and compensates attorneys to attend Industrial Commission hearings on your behalf. This is a significant difference from many of our competitors and is another reason so many employers choose Tartan Benefit Services.

In order to properly assess your company for group rating programs and individual programs, we need your permission to obtain claims data from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. This is accomplished by completing and returning an AC-3 Form. This does not permit us to any other actions, only data assessment.

To access an online AC-3 form, click here


Unemployment issues are among the most common mishandled employee concerns. From developing proper protocols and procedures to representation during hearings, we can greatly assist any size employer. Please click here for a more detailed description of unemployment services we offer.

Let us show you how we excel at these services and how we can uniquely offer some products most other TPAs cannot. Click here to go to our contact page.