BWC and IC Defend Budgets in Senate


This week the Industrial Commission (IC) and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) presented their budgets to the Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. BWC budget sponsor Rep. Tom Brinkman (R-Cincinnati) outlined ten substantive changes the House made to the budget, including changing the statute of limitations for claims from two years to one. BWC CEO/Administrator Sarah Morrison described the operations of the agency and its financial performance. Industrial Commission Chairman Tom Bainbridge presented the IC’s budget. The agencies have separate budgeting processes from the state operating budget which funds the majority of state agencies. All budgets must be signed by the governor by the end of June. 6/1/2017