WOSU News Archives For: October 19, 2007

Ohio Jobless Rate Inches Up

12:00AM
October
19, 2007

Ohio’s unemployment increased by two-tenths of one percent in September to 5.9 percent.

Benefit or Burden: The Impact of Rising Health Insurance on Non Profits

Staff at the Godman Guild have brightened people's lives on Columbus' Near North Side for 109 years
12:00AM
October 19, 2007

When Henry Godman’s workers were turning out thousands of pairs of shoes in a downtown factory, the Columbus businessman did not have to worry about calculating health insurance benefits because there weren’t any. That business from the late 1800s is long gone, but the Godman Guild, a social services agency, has about 2 dozen workers who do receive health care as part of their benefits package. The Guild was recently hit with a steep and unexpected 23 percent health insurance increase.

World Harvest verdict to be appealed

12:00AM
October
19, 2007

World Harvest Church plans to appeal a multi-million dollar verdict rendered by a Franklin County jury yesterday. Two parents sued the mega church and one of its former day care workers for allegedly abusing their two-year-old child last year.

Benefit or Burden – Non Profits Feel the Pinch

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12:00AM
October 19, 2007

Nowhere is the insurance crisis more keenly felt than among small non-profit organizations. While commercial businesses may pass along increased costs to their customers, non-profits cannot.