The below information are some key updates and information related to COVID19 recently established or communicated by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Commission (BWC) that should be relevant and helpful in your decisions to navigate back toward normal business operations in the hopefully not too distant future.
BWC Premium Deferral
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 28th the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until September 1st. For more information please here.
“Green Year” and Discount Program Training Waivers
The BWC has waived “Green Year” Training Requirements for the current plan year. Typically if your organization participated in either a Group Rating or Group Retro Plan for the 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020 Plan Year and had an injury claim during the 7/1/2017 - 9/30/2018 “Green Year Period a member of your organization normally would have been required to complete a 2 hour Safety Training Course and submit this documentation prior to June 30, 2020, but this requirement has been waived for the current plan year. This Green Year training waiver is in addition to the previously announced waiver of training typically required for participation in other discount programs such as the following: (Drug Free Safety, EM Cap Program, Grow Ohio, Industry Specific Safety Program, One Claim Program, Policy Activity Rebate Program.) For more information please click here.
Face Covering Distribution
All employers covered by and in good standing with the BWC will receive “at least” 50 non-medical grade face coverings for distribution to their employees. For more information please click here.
Please contact our Senior HR Advisor, Steve Marklay via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 513 578-6508 to review any circumstances involving employee related COVID19 matters, in addition any assistance to develop COVID19 related policies, procedures, employee communications, or draft templates for your use.
Note: These Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) updates are intended as an employer reference guide only and not intended to serve as either legal or medical advice. Any legal questions should be directed to legal counsel and medical questions should be directed to an appropriate medical provider.