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
This post is the long version of the PowerPoint presentation regarding the Ohio Workers First Act I gave at the CMBA Workers' Compensation Section meeting in January. I'm posting it in particular for those who are going to see the shortened version of the presentation at the SIGO Education Day on March 16th, and are looking for some more information regarding the … Continue reading The Ohio Workers First Act-PowerPoint Presentation
As part of Ohio House Bill 207 , the Ohio Bureau of Workers' compensation will now credit the risk experience of state funded employers for claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents in which their employee was not found to be at fault. The provisions of HB 207 became effective for accidents occurring on or … Continue reading State-funded Ohio employers can get a workers’ compensation premium credit in motor vehicle accident cases
House Bill 27, which became effective September 29, 2017, made several substantive changes to Ohio workers' compensation law, including: Reducing the statute of limitations for filing a claim to one year for claims involving injuries or deaths. The law does not change the statute of limitations for filing an occupational disease claim, which remains two … Continue reading Ohio House Bill 27
On Tuesday the Ohio House voted 62-30 in favor of legislation that would block undocumented workers injured on the job from collecting workers' compensation benefits. The bill now moves to the Ohio Senate. A link to the full text of the House Version of the Bill from the Ohio Legislature's website can be found here. The … Continue reading Ohio House passes legislation barring undocumented workers from receiving benefits. How has this played out in other states?
I previously posted about Ohio House Bill 380, which was introduced in the Ohio Legislature in October of this year. The bill would prevent anyone not legally residing in the United States from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Similar language was included in the workers’ compensation bill signed by Governor Kasich on June 30, 2017 but was removed … Continue reading Poll Released On Providing Workers’ Compensation To Undocumented Workers
Ohio House Bill 268, introduced June 12, 2017, proposes allowing self-insured employers to contract with private insurers to indemnify them against their workers’ compensation liability. The legislation also eliminates prohibitions currently in place against insurance companies representing employers in the settlement, adjudication, or payment of claims. Lastly, the legislation proposes establishing an additional self-insured employers’ … Continue reading Is Ohio Testing The Waters Of Private Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce just reported on the introduction of Senate Bill 8 in the Ohio Legislature. All For Ohio Blog The Bill removes provisions in the state budget bill that would have allowed the Office of Management and Budget to transfer up to 2% of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Industrial Commission budgets to … Continue reading Ohio Puts The Brakes On Plan To Raid The Bureau Of Workers’ Compensation Budget