Two weeks ago I posted about a provision in Ohio's BWC budget bill to provide workers' compensation coverage for PTSD sustained by first responders in the line of duty. This week I'll address another provision in the bill, which would require injured workers to provide their citizenship status when applying for workers' compensation benefits. Specifically, … Continue reading Should the Ohio BWC Be Collecting Citizenship Information on a First Report of Injury?
While it may not be as exciting as other 2018 top ten lists you've seen, here are 10 of the most significant developments in Ohio Workers' Compensation law in 2018. Klein v. Precision Excavating & Grading Co., 2018-Ohio-3890 In the Klein case, the Supreme Court specifically overruled its decisions in State ex rel. Reitter Stucco, … Continue reading 2018 Workers’ Compensation Top Ten
Last Thursday, the Ohio BWC recommended a 12% reduction in next year's rates for Ohio's school districts, cities and other local-government employers. This follows the BWC's decision to issue another $1.5 billion in rebates to all employers, public and private. Those rebate checks have been going out this summer. The BWC attributes the new rate … Continue reading Ohio BWC Proposes 12% Rate Reduction for Public Employers
At a press conference with Ohio Governor John Kasich on Tuesday, BWC Administrator Sarah Morrison announced that the Bureau is recommending $1.5 billion in rebates to Ohio employers. If the rebates are approved, rebate checks amounting to 85% of premiums paid for the policy year ending June 30, 2017 will be mailed to employers this … Continue reading Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Proposes $1.5 Billion Rebate