North West Ohio Benefit Alliance Services

NWOBA recognizes the Importance of providing opportunities to help members meet their business goals. These products are open to members of any participating Alliance Association with business locations in Northwest Ohio. If the plans make sense for your business, you will be required to join and maintain membership in an Alliance member Association.

Paramount Insurance Company

Paramount Insurance Company to offer health plans to Alliance Member Association companies with an approximate 3% to 4% discount as compared to plans offered to non-member companies. This program allows any Paramount Insurance Company licensed and contracted broker who is a member of any participating Alliance Member Associations to provide these plans to their above qualified clients.

Call your local broker for a quote or contact Amy Ramlow, Paramount Small Group Marketing Representative at (419) 887-2820 or email for more information.

Health Management Solutions, Inc.

HMS’ mission is to provide the highest level of worker’s compensation case management service for Ohio employers and their injured workers.   Since House Bill 107 was passed in 1996 mandating a managed care approach to work-related injuries, HMS has endeavored to reduce employer workers’ compensation costs while improving the quality of care for injured workers.  HMS facilitates the reporting of injuries, manages and authorizes medical treatment, pays medical bills and expedites return-to-work strategies to help injured employees return to work in a safe and timely manner.  We provide a single point of contact for all employer inquiries – one individual, supported by a team, who knows the specific needs and claims history of each and every customer. HMS is proud to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount Preferred Options and ProMedica. Our statewide service area covers leading manufacturers, construction companies, public employers, school systems, universities, staffing companies and other enterprises throughout the state that range from one employee to nearly 5,000.   And we do it all from three offices conveniently located in Maumee, Columbus and Cleveland.

Your contact for this program is Tod L. Philips, Executive Director Paramount Preferred Options at (800) 462-3589 ext. 72808 (Local) (419) 887-2808 Fax: (419) 536-7115 or email at

Office Depot/Office Max

We have contracted with Office Depot / Max for a discount program for all participating Alliance member Association’s members. Discounts are up to 40% on either in store or online purchases. Online orders of $50.00 and over are shipped at no charge. All Office Depot and Office Max locations are particiGet Startedpating. Discount cards are available to be distributed to your members and/or you may log onto the Office Depot / Max link and print discount certificates. Individual businesses must sign up to participate.

Your direct local contact for this program is Shelley Roach, Accounts Manager at (419) 360-1063 or email at


National Payment Corporation

National Payment Corporation (Team NPC) is a National Merchant Service provider, who’s corporate office is based in Downtown Waterville. Team NPC provides Alliance Members with viable user friendly credit/debit card processing services, no matter the size of the business or type of service needed we have the solution. Having an organized and efficient payment processing solution is essential to any business trying to stay competitive. Team NPC focuses on setting your account up per your specific industry’s needs: A Doctor’s Office’s for example should not be set up the same as Pizza Parlor – 90% of the time this important step is overlooked other processors and banks, an ‘oversight’ which causes you, the merchant to pay significantly higher rates.

Recently awarded the 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics; we promise, Team NPC is unlike every other Merchant Service provider you have worked with! Stop settling for poor/no service, for rate increases without explanation, for individual sales reps who promise you the world – only to hand you a globe before disappearing. Call us or stop in our Downtown Waterville location today – the difference will be obvious from the first visit/call – Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm you will reach a live person within 3 rings. Always. Guaranteed.

Rate Guarantees. NO Cancellation Fees – EVER. Interchange Discounts per Industry Type. Convenience Fee Programs. POS (Cloud Based/Component). Virtual Terminals. Ecommerce Integration. So much more!


Tara Wilson
Senior Account Executive
NWOBA Product Liaison
O: 419-878-0310 ext. 9990
C: 419-340-3783



Teladoc is a service that provides 24/7/365 access to a doctor by phone, video or mobile app for the common and acute conditions that all of us have to deal with for ourselves or our family members. The American Medical Association states that 70% of primary doctor visits and 40% of Emergency Room visits can be effectively resolved with a Tele-medicine consultation. The average response time to speak to a licensed physician is 10 minutes. The costs of healthcare are rising and the burden is being felt by everyone. Teladoc can be your first line of defense to help control your family’s out oBroker.pngf pocket costs as the calls to Teladoc are FREE with your membership. This no copay individual product is offered exclusively to employees of Alliance members and their entire family for $14.95 per month which is a 25% savings off the normal rate. To enroll, contact your Alliance Member Insurance Broker; or you may go to Northwest Ohio Benefit Alliance click on “Services”, then the TELADOC 24/7 icon for all of the details. Special Group billed plans are also available through your participating Insurance Broker.

Paramount Preferred Solutions, Inc.

Workers’ compensation is not a one-size-fits all program.

Each employer has a different set of needs, different claims history, experience, and workforce. Paramount Preferred Solutions prides itself on tailored solutions executed by top-class professionals. We offer an array of services to reduce your workers’ compensation premium through impeccable claims administration, risk assessments, financial management and oversight, and successful return-to-work strategies.

Workers’ Compensation Program

Save dollars on your worker’s compensation premiums by enrolling in our group rating plan offered through Paramount Preferred Solutions, Inc.  Group rating allows companies in a similar industry to “group” their workers’ compensation claims history together.  By grouping companies with few or no claims, all businesses enrolled in the group can earn up to the BWC maximum discount on the program.  Coverage is still provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and employers maintain their own policy number.  The full service program includes hearing representation, rate & underwriting analysis, program evaluation, premium discounts, claims management and unemployment consultation.  For a free cost savings analysis with no obligation click here.

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Important Dates:

  • Last Day of August SH-2 Due
  • End of September- Group Accountability Letter Published
  • August,September and October Group Marketing
  • Monday before Thanksgiving- Group Filing Deadline
  • Promotion of Safety Training throughout the year

Your contact for this program is Matt Ulrich at (419) 724-2667 or email at