March 2021 BWC News from Sedgwick TPA

“If nothing changes, nothing changes.” ~unknown   We are excited to announce that CareWorks Comp TPA is now named Sedgwick TPA as of March 1, 2021.  As Sedgwick TPA, our commitment to Ohio employers remains as strong as ever.  With more than 3,000 colleagues in Ohio, backed by the global resources and expertise of Sedgwick, we have the best…

COVID-19 Update: Spring Events, Provider Expansion, New Health Equity Website

OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION //  FEBRUARY 25, 2021 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SPRING EVENTS Governor DeWine today announced a loosening of restrictions for sporting and entertainment venues when safety protocols are followed. “The vaccines have given…

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Maintenance Program, Nursing Home Visitation,  Phase 1B Medical Conditions

OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION //  FEBRUARY 18, 2021 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WEATHER DELAYS As a result of continued bad weather, vaccine shipments in Ohio and across the country continue to be delayed. Ohioans with vaccine appointments…

AG Nessel Brings Awareness to Continuing COVID Relief Programs, Warns of Potential New Scams

Michigan Department of Attorney General // February 17, 2021 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel advises Michigan residents facing financial hardship during the pandemic may be eligible for continued rent and mortgage payment assistance, as well as deferred student loan payments. Nessel also warns that these relief programs may motivate bad actors to think of new ways to attempt to steal personal information and money. “As this nation continues to grapple with the impact of…

City Announces Expansion of Indoor Dining

CITY OF CHICAGO BUSINESS AFFAIRS & CONSUMER PROTECTION // FEBRUARY 16, 2021 The City of Chicago announced that, effective immediately, indoor service at bars, restaurants and event venues can increase to the lesser of 40% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. This increase is due to the significant progress that Chicago continues to…

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution, Nursing Home Cases Drop, ApprenticeOhio Milestone

OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION //  FEBRUARY 11, 2021 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. VACCINE DISTRIBUTION UPDATE Governor DeWine announced today that Ohio received a total of 214,525 first doses of vaccine this week. A total of 223,025…