Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation News

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Settles Overcharges Lawsuit

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has reached an agreement in principle to settle the San Allen case, a class action lawsuit filed in 2007 against the BWC over the pricing of workers’ comp policies that were in place between …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau Opening New North Canton Location

The Hoover District site will soon become the new location for the area’s Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Service Office. The office, located at 339 E. Maple Street in North Canton, will house approximately 100 employees serving Canton area …

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp Cracks Down on Pain Pills

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said it has stepped up monitoring of the millions of doses of pain pills prescribed to injured workers every year as the agency tries to control costs and fight rampant prescription drug abuse. The …

Ohio Public Employers to See Lower Workers’ Comp Rates

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation board of directors has approved an average rate reduction of 1.6 percent for public employer taxing districts. The BWC said the change will result in Ohio’s 3,900 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and special …

Ohio Man Ordered to Pay Nearly $29K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Ohio man was sentenced for working while receiving disability payments from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for a prior workplace injury. Joshua Schlosser was ordered to repay nearly $29,000 he improperly collected from BWC. BWC’s Special Investigations …

Workers’ Comp Panel Approves $1 Billion Rebate to Ohio Employers

Directors of Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers have unanimously approved Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sihks) proposal to send $1 billion in cash rebates to businesses, local governments and schools. About 210,000 businesses and public employers would see one-time rebates in …

Workers’ Comp Refund Plan Would Return $113M to Ohio Schools, Cities

Local governments and schools in Ohio could see almost $113 million in rebates from the state insurance fund for injured workers under a proposal from the governor. Gov. John Kasich’s office released a breakdown of the schools, townships, cities and …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Fund Plans to Return $1 Billion to Employers

Ohio’s governor and the state workers’ compensation fund want to return $1 billion in dividends to Ohio businesses, bolster workplace safety initiatives, and modernize the way employers pay into the fund. A higher-than-expected return on investments is making possible the …

State Appeals $860M Award to Ohio Employers

The state has appealed a judge’s order granting $860 million in repayments from Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers to employers the judge says were charged excessive premiums for nearly a decade. An Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation spokeswoman said …

Judge Awards Ohio Employers $860M for Workers’ Comp Overcharges

Ohio employers are collectively owed $860 million after being overcharged for nearly a decade by the state insurance fund for injured workers, a Cleveland judge has ruled. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle’s decision involving the Ohio Bureau of …