The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has, like most other governmental offices, required its staff to telework while continuing business operations. However, since many of BWC’s field operations involve face-to-face meetings or hearings, their processes and procedures have been modified. Most matters have been extended until April 30, 2020. BWC has developed a FAQ regarding COVID-19 that answers many of your questions about claims and policy processing. For questions about COVID-19’s effect on BWC, you can email BWCCOVID19@bwc.state.oh.us.
Also, most Third Party Administrators (TPAs) have adopted similar safety measures and their staff are working from home. Be sure to check your TPA’s website for additional information and resources on workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. Schools that participate in Schoolpool can find CompManagement’s information here or contact OSBA/OASBO for more information.