Ohio's petroleum and convenience industry works around the clock to move motorists and freight through the state. At OPMCA, we empower our members to improve their business and their bottom line by delivering access to products, services, programs and resources they cannot get anywhere else. to ensure their business--and the entire industry--continue to prosper. The following resources and discount programs are available to all members.
Services & Resources
Take a look at the latest cost-effective programs and exclusive resources available to member companies.
Affordable Insurance & Risk Management Resources
OPMCA is proud to partner with Federated Insurance to provide our members with access to quality, affordable business insurance and exclusive risk management resources.
For more than a century, Federated Insurance has been committed to providing peace of mind to business owners through valued insurance protection. The Company specializes in business insurance for selected industries, including petroleum marketers. Nearly 400 trade associations and industry organizations—including OPMCA—recommend Federated programs.
Insurance protection products and services to meet virtually all the business and personal insurance needs of business owners include:
- Life, disability income, and annuities
- Annual Client ReviewSM program
- Risk management services
- Claims services
- Business succession and estate planning assistance
Federated is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best® and is included in both the property-casualty and life-health Ward’s 50® group of companies.
Expert Tax Counsel
If and when you require tax counsel, more than 20 professionals at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease are available to provide OPMCA members with guidance. From a no-fee hotline you can call at any time to get answers to simple questions to deeper dives into issues that require more inquiry, Vorys gives you ready access to experts who can help.
An advisor to the OPMCA Board of Directors on legislative and audit initiative issues, Vorys Partner Tony Ehler ensures his team is extraordinarily well versed in the types of taxes levied upon OPMCA members, including sales and use tax, commercial activity tax, petroleum activity tax, real estate tax, federal and state motor vehicle tax, motor vehicle fuel excise tax, and income taxes.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, with offices throughout Ohio and in Washington, D.C., Houston, and Pittsburgh. Mr. Ehler, the chairman of the State & Local Tax Group at Vorys, has been the primary tax counsel contact for OPMCA for more than 25 years.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
Tony Ehler, Esq.
Employment Relations Advice
If you have employees, you’ll likely be confronted with legal issues at some point in time. Concerns about discrimination, wage and hour issues, safety, handbook policies, and best hiring practices are all areas in which thoughtful, strategic legal counsel can make an appreciable difference when it comes to protecting your company’s assets.
Austin Legal, LLC partners with OPMCA to assist members with all of their employment law issues, including dealings with OSHA, the NLRB, the EEOC and OCRC; compliance with ADA, FMLA, BFOQ, WARN, GINA, EPA and Title VII discrimination issues; and decisions regarding Performance Improvement Plans (PIP), Last Chance Agreements, the Polygraph Protection Act (PPA) and the FCRA. For an annual flat-rate fee, members of OPMCA can put Austin Legal, LLC on retainer to provide them with ongoing counsel that legally protects conversations and communications through the attorney-client privilege.
Matt Austin, Esq., principal of Austin Legal, LLC has collaborated with OPMCA since 2008. With expertise in Labor and Employment Law, he often serves as a senior-level human resources advisor to his clients. Matt spends most of his time on the road, traveling to meet with his clients face to face and counseling them on best practices to keep their businesses and employees protected..
Austin Legal, LLC
Matt Austin, Esq.
Environmental Risk and Compliance Expertise
Sage Risk Solutions is focused on helping OPMCA members deal with the health risks of environmental clean ups and compliance-related issues.
Whether you want to know how environmental regulatory issues are affecting the market, require assistance with technical issues like equipment and tank installation, or need help with fuel storage questions or leak remediation, Sage is just a phone call away. As an OPMCA member, you’re able to contact Sage Risk Solutions at any time for answers to simple questions. If you need more substantial solutions, they’re available to work with you in greater depth for a time-and-materials-based consulting fee.
Jim Rocco, principal of Sage Risk Solutions, has a wealth of experience in the environmental regulatory sphere. He acts as a program advisorto a number of committees, including a state regulation organization that develops documents explaining environmental issues and the NFPA committee that develops tank- and storage-related standards for firefighters. He specializes in exposure assessments, spatial analysis and brown-field redevelopment and serves as the chairman to the Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks Release Compensation Board.
Sage Risk Solutions, LLC