$5 Billion in Dividend Payments Will Be Sent to Employers Starting Dec. 10

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Interim Administrator/CEO John Logue told the BWC board last week that BWC staff is preparing to distribute $5 billion in dividends to employers next month. Checks are expected to be mailed beginning Dec. 10. About $4.3 billion will go to private employers, with $687 million for public employers.

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Gongwer News Service reports that the BWC’s net position at the end of October was $10.9 billion, down $1.1 billion from its position in October 2019. That doesn’t take into account the $5 billion dividend, which will cut it nearly in half. However, the bureau will still hold a net position of $5.9 billion. 11/24/2020