Governor Asks BWC to Send $1.5B in Dividend Payments to Ohio Employers This Fall

To provide economic relief to employers amid the ongoing pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine this week asked the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) board of directors to send up to $1.5 billion in dividend payments to Ohio employers this fall. This dividend would equal approximately 100% of the premiums paid in policy year 2019. Checks are expected to go out by late October.

If approved by the Board, this would be the second dividend of $1 billion or more since April and the third dividend since 2019.

Additionally, Gov. DeWine asked the BWC board to approve a second distribution of face coverings to Ohio employers and their employees. In the first distribution, BWC shipped 20.6 masks to 197,000 employers. 8/20/2020