State Fund Payroll Changes & SI Update


Changes to your Notice of Estimated Annual Premium & Premium Installment Schedule

The Ohio BWC mailed the Notice of Estimated Annual Premium and Premium Installment Schedule for the 2020-2021 Policy Year.  This notice was sent to all active policies during the last week of April.

The Ohio BWC - because of the potential impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic - reduced every policy's estimated payroll by 20%.  This is NOT a premium reduction.  If your payroll was/is unchanged, you will be responsible for the premium balance during next summer's True-up period

For more information and examples, visit please read the latest blog post by Hunter's Rating Account Executive, Tammy Purcell:


BWC Extends Premium Deferral until Sept. 1

Second deferral in COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept.1.

Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio Plan, the state's effort to restart the economy while keeping Ohioans safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."By extending the premium due date, businesses can continue to focus on the safety and well-being of their employees and customers during this health pandemic," said Governor DeWine. 

 BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud noted the deferral is the second deadline extension given to employers since COVID-19 emerged in Ohio in March.

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June 2020 BWC Self-Insurance Newsletter Now Available

June's newsletter includes information on:

  • - SI Assessment Invoice Due Date (8/31)
  • - Direct Deposit of Comp update
  • - Online Claim Reporting (Proposed Rule Changes)

The full newsletter can be found here:


Destination Excellence Deadlines Pushed

Normally, the deadline for PA employers to apply for ISSP (Industry Specific Safety Program), DFSP (Drug Free Safety Program), and TWB (Transitional Work Bonus) would be the last business day of May (May 29th this year). 

An extension of this deadline to June 30, 2020, for new employers, as well as those employers who withdrew from the program previously, to apply for these programs with consideration that many employers may not have been working and able to submit applications timely was approved.


***Featured Webinar***
COVID-19 and Your Drug Free Program 
June 18 @ 1:30pm

Hosted by Lisa Wade @ First Connect 

As if we haven't had enough changes to Drug Free programs in the last few years - along comes COVID-19 to disrupt our entire way of working. Join us as we discuss the temporary modifications to drug free programs, managing the policy with remote workers and tips to coordinate training during this time of social distancing.

Our Featured Webinars are always free of charge. Pre-Registration is required.


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