Name Change Proposed for BWC

Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed budget for FY2024-25 would rename the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as the Ohio Department of Workforce Insurance and Safety.

The goals of the new department would remain the same, as noted in the budget: to maintain an effective and efficient workers’ compensation system that lets businesses focus on growing; preventing workplace injuries; and getting injured workers healthy and back to work.

The OMA will report further details as they become available. 2/2/2023