BWC Important Dates:
9 - Group Experience Rating Enrollment Packets Due!
15 - Deadline for deferred payment option for PY 2019
15 - Last date employer can change installment plan for PY 2019
30 - DFSP application deadline for 1/1 start date
30 - ISSP application deadline for 1/1 start date
30 - Transitional work bonus application deadline for 1/1 start date
Do you know anyone starting a new business in Ohio?
Be sure to tell them about the BWC's
Grow Ohio - allows employers new to the Ohio area the opportunity to take advantage of significant discounts when they either sign-up to join a group-experience-rating program or can receive an automatic discount on their workers' compensation premiums.
- Employers who opt to join a group-experience-rating program receive a premium discount-potentially up to 53% effective their FIRST day of coverage.
- Those employers who do not join a group, can receive up to a 25% discount on their workers' compensation premiums.
Visit the BWC
to learn more about Grow Ohio, or simply click GROW OHIO
|Safe + Sound Week is Coming
Show your commitment to workplace safety
Click safety to learn how.
The BWC has announced its Better You. Better Ohio! program encouraging businesses to take advantage of health and wellness resources for those who work in "high-risk" industries.
Click more to sign up and be better!
Group Rating Enrollment Deadline - November 9th!
Need a new copy of your enrollment documents?
Call or email Tammy Purcell:
What a Safety Coordinator Needs to Know
1/2 DAY SEMINAR
Mr. Gary Hanson, President
American Safety and Health Management Consultants, Inc.
This seminar is being put on for Group Rating member companies and for companies who had a workers' comp claim in either 2016 or 17.
This seminar meets the requirements of the 2-hour training requirement for employers who are required to attend a 2-hour safety training class who had a claim in either 2016 or 2017.
FREE TO ATTEND!
November 27, 2018
December 4, 2018
Hamilton Butler County Extension Office
ALL Seminars are from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
2019-2020 Group Retrospective Rating Packets
We have mailed eligible clients their 2019-2020 Group Retrospective Enrollment Packets
If you have not received your 2019-2020 Group packet, please contact:
The Ohio Supreme Court:
Voluntary Abandonment Update
The Ohio Supreme Court issued a ruling favorable to Ohio employers of all shapes and sizes. In the case of State ex rel. Klein v. Precision Excavating & Grading Co, et al. (slip opinion 2018 Ohio 3890):
The Court held that when a claimant voluntarily removes him/herself from his/her former position of employment for reasons unrelated to a workplace injury, the claimant is no longer eligible for temporary total disability compensation even if the claimant remains disabled at the time of the separation of employment.
This ruling benefits employers and helps clarify voluntary abandonment by eliminating the prior exceptions carved out in OmniSource and Reitter Stucco.
Self-Insured Account Executive
I would like to thank my fellow co-workers for nominating me as Employee of the Month. I am celebrating my 21st year this month with Hunter Consulting as an Account Executive. In my free time, I enjoy cheering on our local sports teams, especially the Cincinnati Bengals, and traveling with my family. Again, THANK YOU!
Any employer that incurred a claim during the GREEN period and is currently participating in a WORKERS' COMPENSATION GROUP RATING PROGRAM, must complete 2 hours of safety training to be compliant with Ohio BWC guidelines.
Private Employer green year:
July 1, 2016- September 30, 2017
Public Employer green year:
**January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017**
There are a number of options available for completing this requirement, employers can:
- Attend a training session provided by the BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene
- Complete the BWC's online Accident Analysis course and the corresponding report.
Once you have completed the training send your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION to
Tammy Purcell via fax at
(513) 372-8742 or
via email at