Employers, employees to get money, training


First Posted: 10/1/2014

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be handing out checks to employers in the state starting this month.

The money will go to 3,800 local governments and about 184,000 private employers as part of Gov. John Kasich’s “Another Billion Back” rebate program.

The checks will add up to about 60 percent of premiums eligible employers paid between 2012 and 2013, according to a release from BWC.

“The rebate, like last year’s, is possible because of sound fiscal management that led to strong investment returns,” according to the release.

In addition to a rebate for employers, the BWC is also investing in workers’ safety with safety research and training.

“Outstanding news yet again for Ohio employers,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer in a statement. “Approval today means another $1 billion boost to Ohio’s economy, and innovative new programs to support safer workplaces for our workers. We’ve been working hard over the last four years to be a better partner in improving Ohio’s business environment, and will continue working to provide the best possible service to employers and injured workers.”