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The Ohio Oil & Gas Association brings producers and related industries together into a united voice for Ohio's oil and gas industry. Our trade association forms a strong vehicle for advocacy, education, and professional networking. The Association was formed in 1947 and today embodies the collective wisdom of its members, serving as a reservoir of knowledge. Membership gives you access to this reservoir and demonstrates your commitment to supporting the industry. If you are doing business in the circles of the Ohio oil and gas industry, membership in this organization is paramount to your company’s success.

Please contact MarCee Gerdes at marcee@ooga.org if you have questions or need more information.

EVENTS/NETWORKING

  • Annual Meeting
    • OOGA’s principal event of the year, featuring top state and national industry leaders, vendors, exhibits, breakout sessions and receptions, providing opportunities for networking and new business contacts
  • Summer Meeting
    • Relaxed networking and relationship-building event featuring sports and other activities
  • Fall Clay Shoot and Other Networking Opportunities
    • Relaxed networking and relationship-building events such as our annual fall clay shoot and other recreational activities
  • Educational and Technical Meetings
    • Occasional meetings, seminars and webinars are held throughout the year, providing updates on the technologies, safety, education and innovations shaping the industry
  • Winter Holiday Reception
    • Casual and complimentary year-end networking event
OOGA Event Calendar

ADVOCACY

As the united voice to Ohio's oil and gas industry, the Association’s advocacy provides its members with:

  • Representation and lobbying by a respected and knowledgeable team on oil and gas industry public policy matters before the Ohio legislature
  • Relationship with government entities providing input on the development of industry rules and regulations
  • Partnership with national trade associations to provide support and guidance on federal regulations
  • The opportunity to serve on OOGA policy committees that play a role in formulating the Association’s positions on important industry and public policy issues

Lend your voice to one of our Policy Committees

Members can join committees from their Info Hub

Communications

Advises Association's strategic communications plan and external outreach

Environment

Provides regulatory and technical expertise to review, provide comment and impact rules proposed by the Ohio EPA and federal regulators

Events

Supports events director with ideas, guidance and direction for the Association’s community events

Government Affairs

Reviews legislation and other matters important to the Association and its members. Coordinates OOGA’s positions on various public policy topics

Regulatory

Analyzes and comments on rules proposed by ODNR by bringing together regulatory experts

Producers

Discusses regulatory, compliance, operational and market issues that impact Ohio’s conventional producers

The Ohio Oil & Gas Association is the principal source of information regarding Ohio’s oil and gas industry.

Members of OOGA receive the followings communications:
  • The Drill Bit– the Association’s quarterly publication which includes news and updates regarding industry and Association activities. The Drill Bit is available in print and/or electronic format
  • OOGA Annual Membership Directory- commonly known as the industry 'bible', contains member contact information, a buyers' guide, government and trade organization contact information, and related industry information
  • OOGA Pipeline– OOGA’s Friday weekly email includes up to the minute information on issues impacting Ohio’s oil and gas industry
  • OOGA Daily CLIPS – Daily email clips of Ohio media sources informing members of relevant industry-related news
  • OOGA News Alerts– a special email notification delivered to the OOGA membership immediately when important or emergency issues arise
  • OOGA Committee Updates – the latest information for members participating in OOGA public policy committees pertaining Ohio’s public policy landscape

Additional Membership Benefits

The Ohio Oil & Gas Association offers the following benefit plan options for its members:

GROUP INSURANCE

As a member of the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, both you and your employees may enroll in any of the benefit plan options listed below.

CBIZ, OOGA's authorized Broker and longtime member, is able to provide you with the best health plan for all size companies, including companies of one employee.

SUPPLIMENTAL INSURANCE

Ohio Oil & Gas Association provides its members discounted group products listed below.  In addition, a member company is able to offer these benefits to their employees without the administrative burden.

You and your employees get great group rates at a low cost.

The plans listed below have no waiting periods.

For more information about member benefit plans, please contact:

CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services

Jennifer Thomas
jennifer.thomas@cbiz
440-538-5307

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

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 OOGA 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, email our Program Manager, Rejeana Woolum-Napier at rejeana.woolum-napier@sedgwick.com.

Contact Sedgwick:
Rejeana Woolum-Napier
Phone: 614-359-2403
Email: Rejeana.woolum-napier@sedgwick.com
Website: www.sedgwick.com/ohiotpa

Sedgwick Safety Resource Page
www.sedgwick.com/ohiotpa/resources

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BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION GROUP RATING ACCOUNTABILITY LETTER

Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter

If you have any additional BWC questions, please contact OOGA or Sedgwick for assistance:

MarCee Gerdes
Director of Membership Experience
Ohio Oil & Gas Association
614-824-3901
marcee@ooga.org

Rejeana Woolum-Napier
Sedgwick
614-359-2403
Rejeana.woolum-napier@sedgwick.com

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