Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announces deferred payments

Updated: 3/23/2020 In response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation(BWC) announced that it is temporarily deferring payment of employer premiums for March, April, and May until June 1, 2020.  In addition to providing this assistance to employers, the BWC also announced that it will continue to pay Temporary Total Compensation (TT) to Injured Workers who are already receiving TT due to a work-related injury through April 30, 2020, regardless of whether the BWC receives updated certifications from the Injured Workers’ doctor.  The BWC has also suspended all Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s) through April 30, 2020.  Attached is a fact sheet published by the BWC regarding continuity of operations during the coronavirus health emergency.  Should you have any additional questions regarding how to proceed as an employer, please contact Kristina Curry at kcurry@pselaw.com or (937)223-1130. 

AUTHOR: Kristina Curry