Coronavirus Business Update – November 19, 2020

Health Director Signs “Stay at Home Tonight Order” On Tuesday during his usual press conference, Governor DeWine announced that Health Director Stephanie McCloud would be issuing an order creating a statewide curfew between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.  The “Stay at Home Tonight Order,” issued by the Director today, took [ READ MORE... ]

COVID-19 Business Update – November 13, 2020

Revised Order on Face Coverings Released by Ohio Department of Health Wednesday evening, Governor DeWine indicated that a revised health order on face covering enforcement in retail establishments was forthcoming. Indeed, we recently received the order and are sharing it with you now. It takes effect at 12:01 am on November 16, 2020. The order stipulates that all [ READ MORE... ]

Coronavirus Business Update – November 11, 2020

Governor To Issue Revised Orders as COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket Throughout the State This evening, Governor DeWine addressed Ohioans about the critical need to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The recent rapid increase in new cases, hospital admissions and deaths prompted the Governor to announce the doubling-down on previous health [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Governor Announces New Order to Reopen Self-Serve Food Options Yesterday, Governor DeWine issued a press release announcing a change to the “Dine Safe Ohio Order” that permits all retail food establishments regulated by the Department of Agriculture, such as grocery and convenience stores, to reopen self-service food stations.  Later in [ READ MORE... ]

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 [ READ MORE... ]