Updates from the Ohio BWC

Date: May 12, 2022

New Policy Year installments

The first installment for the new Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) policy year beginning July 1, 2022, will be billed on May 27, 2022, and payment is due by June 21, 2022.  Employers can earn a 2% Early Payment Discount by paying their full estimated premium by July 1, 2022. Employers cannot deduct the discount when they submit their payment.

Additionally, please do not submit payment for the first installment until after you have received an invoice.

True-up online reporting will be available soon

The True-up online report will be available on July 1, 2022. At the end of the policy year, we must ensure the estimated premium we set for you was correct. To do this, you must file a true-up report that reflects the actual payroll for that policy year. You must complete the report online using the Payroll true-up report service offering by August 15, 2022.

If your true-up payroll exceeds the estimated payroll, you’ll owe an additional premium. If your true-up payroll is less than your estimated payroll, you’ll receive a premium credit.  An employer must submit a payroll true-up report even if it has zero payroll.

Connect with the BWC electronically

Did you know that BWC has the option to sign up for electronic notifications? After creating an e-account, log into your My Policy page to sign-up for eNotices. When you request eNotices, you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter, BWC eNews, and receive notice of your invoices electronically.

My Policy page also can securely upload policy documents such as address changes, cancellations, and premium audit documentation. After logging in, you will see the Upload Documents option on the top left of the page.

Upcoming private employer program deadlines

May 31: Drug-Free Safety Program, Industry-Specific Safety Program, and Transitional Work Bonus 7/1/2022 program year application deadline.

June 30: Industry-Specific Safety Program and Policy Activity Rebate 7/1/2021 program year activity completion deadline.

Important dates

May 19: Webinar: What You Need to Know Concerning EPA and Safety for the Construction Industry. More info online.

May 23 – May 25: Virtual Training: Electrical Safety Maintenance (NFPA 70B) — Practices for Electrical. More info online.

May 24: Better You, Better Ohio! wellness webinar. More info online.

May 26: Employer Update Webinar. More info online.

May 31: Employer program application. More info online.

June 1: Virtual Training: Violence in the Workplace. More info online.

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