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April 15, 2020 | Coronavirus update: Temporary change to BWC telemedicine rules

April 10, 2020 | Coronavirus update: BWC board approves $1.6 billion dividends for Ohio employers

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

March 23, 2020 | Coronavirus update: BWC changes impacting Ohio employers

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Opioid formulary change at Ohio BWC

Expanding Better You, Better Ohio Program!

The BWC has expanded its Better You, Better Ohio! Program. More people are now eligible to get paid to get healthy.The expanded program now includes all injured workers regardless of comorbidity status and all employer’s with less than 150 employees.

Thanksgiving and Holiday Wellness

Here are some wellness tips to consider as Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season.

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation School Safety and Security Grants

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) developed the School Safety and Security Grant Program to assist administrators of Ohio’s educational facilities with ensuring the safety of their staff and students when carrying out the instructional services they provide to children. The program is available to eligible Ohio employers that wish to purchase equipment that will substantially improve the safety and security of licensed educational facilities and reduce the potential for injuries.

2018 Halloween Health and Safety Tips

The simple act of slowing down on neighborhood roads can not only make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but it can save lives.

Ohio employers yet to cash $10.8 million in workers’ comp rebate checks

COLUMBUS – More than 5,500 Ohio employers are sitting on $10.8 million in uncashed checks from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).

BWC pilot program addresses opioid impact on workforce

COLUMBUS — Striving to improve the health and safety of Ohio’s workforce, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) will launch a pilot program in October to support employers willing to hire workers struggling to overcome an addiction to opioids and other dangerous substances.

BWC fact sheet on medical marijuana available

Medical marijuana will soon be legal in Ohio and BWC has developed a fact sheet outlining the impact of medical marijuana on Ohio’s workers’ compensation system.

Watch your mailbox: BWC mailing employer rebates in July

BWC is asking employers to keep a close watch on your mailbox in July. That’s because BWC is sending checks as part of the $1.5 billion rebate they announced in the spring.

Ohio BWC’s Policy Activity Rebate

BWC’s Policy Activity Rebate is a customizable plan that allows employers to choose from 33 activities to earn a rebate.

BWC to issue $1.5 billion in workers’ comp rebates

Board’s vote saves employers $8 billion since 2011.

Gov. Kasich and Ohio BWC propose $1.5 billion rebate for Ohio employers

Agency's fourth rebate would bring work comp savings to $8 billion since 2011.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

While we hope you never have an employee with a traumatic brain injury due to a work related accident, we are prepared to assist if you ever do.

CareWorks Claims Portal Demonstration

Join us for a webinar on Apr 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM EDT. This will be a 30 minute demonstration of the CareWorks Claims Portal. During this session, we will review the Claims Portal capabilities along with the brand new Alerts feature.

OSHA Electronic Reporting - What is it, who must do it and how is it done?

Please consider joining CareWorks’ Derek Stern, Vice President of Customer Relations, and John Valentine, Safety and Risk Consultant with RiskControl360° on March 30, 2018 at 1:00PM EST as they present on the new rule requiring most employers with 20 or more employees to electronically report information to OSHA.

Please be on the lookout for CareWorks’ 1st Quarter 2018 Customer Survey which will be released later this week.

Client feedback is extremely important to CareWorks and we hope you will take 60 seconds to respond to our survey.

Visit CareWorks at the 2018 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

If you plan on attending the 2018 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo be sure to visit CareWorks at booth #204.

Update on BWC’s proposed workers’ compensation rate reductions

State agencies and public universities will see another 7.8% rate cut from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Double-digit workers' comp rate reduction proposed

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) asked its board of directors today to reduce private employer premium rates by 12 percent beginning July 1.

BWC to roll out workplace wellness program

Agency chief says ‘Better You, Better Ohio!’ will boost worker health, workplace safety.

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays should be an enjoyable time for everyone. Yet each year, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 9,000 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations and trees.