BWC to Consider Expanding Last Year’s Dividend

Roughly 3,000 employers that did not qualify last December for their share of the $5 billion dividend from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) could soon receive their checks. Gov. Mike DeWine has asked the BWC board to expand the dividend to cover employers that did not perform their 2019 “true-up” in time.

The BWC board must first approve the $30 million expansion, which is expected to occur at the board’s September meeting. If approved, the BWC will communicate directly with eligible employers. 8/30/2021