BWC approves $1.6 billion dividend for Ohio employers

On April 11, the Board of Directors for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) voted to return up to $1.6 billion to Ohio employers this spring in an effort to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Ohio’s economy and business community.

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation

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.