February 20, 2018

Prospective billing overview for private employers

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What? BWC currently collects premium after the coverage period. In other words, BWC extends coverage prior to an employer paying for it. With the switch to prospective billing, BWC will require payment before it provides coverage. BWC will cover the transition…
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Private Employer Timeline – Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015

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Private Employer Timeline – Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015 BWC will send two letters. BWC will send the first one in June to indicate the change in rating plan sign-up deadlines. BWC will send a second letter to…
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Maximum Discount For Group Employers Raised to 53 Percent

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The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s compensation voted to set the maximum discount for both group and non-group employers at 53 percent, and eliminate the break-even factor beginning July 1, 2012. Previously the group and non-group maximum discount was 51%. The…
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New BWC Rating Plan Protects Workers And Encourages Them To Return to Work

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Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)  has introduced a new rating plan that encourages employers to maintain safe workplaces and to work with injured workers to speed their return to work.  It’s a plan that that tries to prevent injuries…
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Salary Continuation Policy And When Worker’s Compensation Benefits Take Effect

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The following is from Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation What is salary continuation? Salary continuation (wages in lieu of temporary total compensation) allows an employer to pay an employee his or her regular wages after a workplace injury or illness…
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Ohio Public Employer Workers’ Comp Rates Falling

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Public employer taxing districts will pay $22 million less next year COLUMBUS – Ohio’s 3,900 public employer taxing districts will pay an estimated $22 million less for workers’ compensation coverage next year following today’s decision by the Ohio Bureau of…
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Grants help make Ohio workplaces safer, reduce injuries and illness

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Ohio businesses awarded more than $200,000 in September to support workplace safety COLUMBUS – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Stephen Buehrer today announced 10 Ohio businesses received more than $217,000 in safety intervention grants in September to improve…
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“Grow Ohio” Program Allows New Employers Group Ratings In Their First Policy Year

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At the September 2011 meeting, the BWC Board of Directors approved the creation and implementation of the Grow Ohio Incentive Program. This program was designed to foster economic development within the state of Ohio. View the executive summary and rule,…
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IRS Incentivizes Employers to Come Clean on Wrongly Classified Independent Contractors

The IRS is offering a break to employers who admit wrongly classifying some workers as independent contractors to avoid paying federal payroll taxes. When an employee is considered an independent contractor, employers don’t have to pay various taxes, including unemployment…
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Workers Comp Claim Frequency Is Up for the First Time in 5 Years

NCCI is the largest U.S. provider of workers’ compensation data and they have produced a report showing that for the first time in five years, the frequency of workers’ compensation claims increased.  The increase is probably due in part to…
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