April 3, 2020 | Coronavirus update: BWC changes impacting employer programs

Recently, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that they are waiving several program requirements for employers due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All safety education and training requirements for this policy year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, for private employers) will be waived for those participating in the programs listed below. The premium discounts offered will be applied automatically.

  • Drug-Free Safety Program
  • EM Cap Program
  • Grow Ohio
  • Industry Specific Safety Program
  • One Claim Program
  • Policy Activity Rebate Program

Calendar year 2020 public employer program requirements for participants will be reviewed in June.

In addition, the annual report submission deadline for employers participating in the Drug-Free Safety Program has been extended to June 1, 2020.

For more details on COVID-19 as it relates to BWC, see the BWC COVID-19 FAQs. For additional information about COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your account executive.