Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation // October 22, 2020
On Friday, October 23rd, we start mailing more than a billion dollars in dividend checks to our employer community to mitigate COVID-19’s ongoing impact on their bottom lines. At the urging of Governor Mike DeWine, our Board of Directors approved the distribution at its Sept. 25 meeting.
All told, 178,425 private and public employers covered by the State Insurance Fund will receive $1.34 billion in checks and credits to their BWC accounts. For more information, read our news release and our dividend FAQs.
More masks on their way
Back in May we started sending millions of face masks to our employer community to weaken the spread of COVID-19 under our Protecting Ohio’s Workforce – We’ve Got You Covered initiative. Our Board of Directors recently approved a second rollout, which will begin in the coming weeks and continue over the next several months. We are sending 23 million masks, virtually all made in Ohio, to employers in good standing at no impact to their premium. Thank you for doing your part to keep Ohio safe!
Medical & Health Symposium goes online
Save these dates — April 8–10, 2021 — for our first-ever online Medical & Health Symposium offering free learning opportunities and continuing education credits.
Our award-winning symposium features a provider staff forum for office staff members/managers and a vocational rehabilitation workshop on April 8. We will offer two days of provider clinical education on April 9 – 10.
Health care exhibitors may take advantage of virtual symposium opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.