Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) News

Millions Unclaimed in Ohio Workers’ Comp Overcharge Case

The law firm handling a $420 million state settlement over Ohio employers being overcharged for workers’ compensation premiums says millions of dollars weren’t claimed by the deadline. The Bricker & Eckler law firm tells The Columbus Dispatch that 35,000 claims …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau: Rates for Local Governments Falling

Ohio public employers applauded an average 9.1 percent reduction in workers’ compensation rates for local governments that was approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors. The new rates covering 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools …

Ohio BWC Board Approves Additional $1B Rebate to Employers

Ohio employers will receive another $1 billion rebate and workers will benefit from a major new investment in worker safety research and training, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC’s board has approved “Another Billion Back,” …

9.1% Drop in Local Government Workers’ Comp Rates Proposed by Ohio BWC

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) proposed to its board of directors an average rate reduction of 9.1 percent for Ohio’s 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and special districts covered by the BWC. Overall, due to the proposed …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Appeals Overcharge Ruling

The state is appealing a court ruling that says Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers set up an illegal rating system that resulted in employers being overcharged nearly $860 million over several years. The unanimous decision by the 8th …

Managed Care Open Enrollment for Ohio Employers to Begin

Ohio employers will have an opportunity to select a new managed care organization (MCO) to manage health-care services for workers injured on the job beginning April 28. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) offers an open enrollment period every …

Ohio Chiropractor Owes nearly $70K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Ohio chiropractor was sentenced to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution and investigation costs to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Tariq Arif pleaded guilty Jan. 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau: Prescription Formulary Saves over $20M

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that changes made to its pharmacy management program in recent years have resulted in a reduction in prescriptions of some of the most commonly overused drugs and total drug cost savings of …

Ohio Business Owner Must Pay $55K in Workers’ Comp Premiums

A Cincinnati, Ohio, business owner has been sentenced to pay nearly $55,000 in unpaid premiums owed to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Todd Bittner, owner of Bittner Construction, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of workers’ compensation …

Over $9.4M in Safety Rebates Awarded by Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that thousands of Ohio employers are receiving more than $9.4 million in savings for their participation in one of 78 safety councils sponsored by BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene. Safety Councils …