Archive for October, 2020


October 28th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 28, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 28, 2020

Governor Urges $5 Billion BWC Dividend to Aid Employers Today, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to approve a $5 billion dollar dividend for all state fund employers. The purpose of the dividend is to ease the continued financial hardship inflicted by […]

News, Workers Comp 0
October 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Resources from Sedgwick

COVID-19 Resources from Sedgwick

No matter what challenges you’re facing, Sedgwick is with you every step of the way. As the parent company of the CompManagement and CareWorks companies, we are here for you. We’re keeping up with shifting trends, updating you on the latest news, sharing resources and providing guidance when you need it most — all so […]

News, Workers Comp 0
October 25th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

Today Governor DeWine, along with Speaker Bob Cupp, Senate President Larry Obhof and select members of the General Assembly, announced the establishment of the Ohio Small Business Assistance Program. The initiative, which is funded by a portion of CARES Act dollars, will provide grants up to $10,000 to businesses who have been adversely impacted by […]

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October 19th, 2020

House Bill 81: Important BWC Changes

House Bill 81:  Important BWC Changes

Governor Mike DeWine has signed H.B. 81 and it became effective Sept. 15, 2020. H.B. 81 creates several important changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law including: Reduces the statute of limitations for filing an application for Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) to one year from the date of injury or occupational disease from two years. […]

Government, Workers Comp 0
October 19th, 2020

BWC Board Approves 2nd Dividend this Year to Ease COVID-19 Financial Impact

BWC Board Approves 2nd Dividend this Year to Ease COVID-19 Financial Impact

On September 25, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Ohio BWC approved yet another employer “Billion Back” dividend.  This approximately $1.5 billion dividend will be sent to Ohio employers near the end of October 2020, after first applying the dividend to any unpaid balances.  The BWC’s aim is to provide some immediate economic relief […]

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