Workers Comp


March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus FAQs Courtesy of Ohio BWC

Coronavirus FAQs Courtesy of Ohio BWC

Please find helpful information and answers to common questions as it relates to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. For questions about COVID-19’s effect on BWC, you can email BWCCOVID19@bwc.state.oh.us. (click image to view document)

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February 11th, 2020

Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses due April 30

Employers with eleven or more employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301.  Employers who are required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness log, must post Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in […]

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February 11th, 2020

What about Handicap Reimbursements & Lump Sum Settlements?

With regard to Handicap Reimbursements, CareWorks Comp guarantees our customers that we will review all lost time claims that are eligible for the BWC’s Handicap Reimbursement Program. Each claim in which an eligible handicap condition is identified will be filed within the BWC’s prescribed filing time limitations. There are 26 conditions that the BWC recognizes–from […]

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January 13th, 2020

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

The National Safety Council and OSHA announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019.  While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations typically vary little from year to year, it is important to refresh on this critical information: Fall Protection–General Requirements Hazard Communication Scaffolding Lockout/Tagout Respiratory Protection Ladders Powered […]

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January 13th, 2020

Injured Worker Vocational Rehabilitation Participation Streamlined

Effective Oct. 7, 2019, the Ohio BWC made changes to vocational rehabilitation rules, policies, and procedures to simplify how an injured worker enters into a voc rehab program. The rules impacted are OAC 4123-18-03 and OAC 4123-18-04. The BWC and the managed care organizations (MCOs) will no longer complete multiple decisions about eligibility, feasibility, and […]

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November 25th, 2019

$4 Million Saved for CareWorks Comp Customers: House Bill 207

As an Ohio employer participating in the State Fund, if one of your employees is injured in a motor vehicle accident and you can establish that the claim is a result of a non-at-fault incident involving a third party, the BWC may exclude 100% of the claim’s cost from your experience. With the passage of […]

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November 25th, 2019

What type of Exam is your injured worker getting?

BWC 90-Day examination:90 day examinations are required by statute and are conducted when an injured worker has received 90 consecutive days of temporary total disability compensation. This exam addresses a number of issues, including continuing compensation, return-to-work barriers, potential RTW solutions, need for further medical treatment or supportive care and  potential for rehabilitation. BWC Physician […]

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November 25th, 2019

BWC: New Reserving System Coming

Now that the Ohio BWC has moved away from using ICD-9 Codes to using ICD-10 Codes for categorizing injuries and illnesses, they will be changing from the MIRA II Reserving System to the new ACES Reserving System. The ACES (Actuarial Claims Estimating System) process will be implemented on 7/1/2020. ACES uses very similar cost drivers […]

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October 11th, 2019

What’s an Experience Modifier Rate and Why is it Important?

The Experience Modifier Rate (EMR) plays a pivotal role in determining an employer’s premium rates and, in some cases, obtaining work as a subcontractor. The BWC calculates the EMR based on a comparison of the employer’s experience period claims compared to an industry average expected claim level. The EMR is used as a gauge for […]

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