Workers Comp


January 21st, 2021

BWC Board Approves $5 Billion Workers’ Compensation Dividend

BWC Board Approves $5 Billion Workers’ Compensation Dividend

Yes, those checks you got in the mail from the BWC were real!  The BWC Board of Directors approved Governor Mike DeWine’s $5 billion dividend proposal on November 2, 2020.  This is the largest BWC dividend in state history and DeWine hopes it will serve as a lifeline to businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.  […]

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January 21st, 2021

Important Change: 2021 Ohio Safety Congress Going Virtual

The 2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC21) — sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation — is about keeping people safe.  With all the uncertainty surrounding the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BWC will host OSC21 totally online March 10 – 11, 2021. The virtual event offers plenty of online learning sessions […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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September 11th, 2020

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Governor DeWine has asked the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors to send up to $1.5 billion in dividend payments to Ohio employers this fall.  This dividend equals approximately 100% of the premiums paid in policy year 2019.  (This would be January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 for public employers and July […]

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September 9th, 2020

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

Now that we have moved into the new 2020 Rate Year, which runs from 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021, just a reminder that if you had a claim in the “Green Year” (7/1/2018 – 9/30/2019) and you are in a Group or Group Retrospective program, a representative from your company needs to complete 2 hours of BWC […]

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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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