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OH: BWC BoD Stabilizes 2011 Group Discount

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - Marking the third anniversary of its first meeting, the BWC Board of Directors voted to maintain the current maximum discount and break even factors (BEF) for group-rated employers for the policy year beginning July 1, 2011. In October 2009, the Board established...

OH: BWC Continues Progress In Lowering WC Premiums

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has presented a proposal to the BWC Board of Directors’ Actuarial Committee to further lower workers’ compensation premiums by 5.5 percent for Ohio’s 3,800 Public Employer Taxing Districts (PECs)....

OH: BWC Joins Forces With NIOSH

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has entered into a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that is intended to enhance safety practices for Ohio’s workforce. Today, BWC Administrator Marsha Ryan...

OH: WC Premiums Continues To Decline

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - One day after a national study recognized the progress of comprehensive reform in reducing costs for Ohio employers, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) lowered premiums for the state’s 3,800 Public Employer Taxing Districts (PECs) another 5.5-percent...

OH: Gov. Praises BWC Board

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Ted Strickland today addressed the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors, thanking them and BWC Administrator Marsha Ryan for their service to Ohio’s employers and injured workers. In the unscheduled visit, the Governor praised...

OH: Administrator Ryan Reacts To Senate Denial Of BWC Board Appointees

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - “Each director denied today has served Ohio’s injured workers and employers admirably and played an integral role in improving Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. These four individuals were approved by a unanimous vote in 2007 by this very same...

OH: Buehrer Sworn In As BWC Administrator

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - Steve Buehrer was sworn in today as Administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). He vowed to an audience of BWC staff, business leaders, labor representatives and representatives of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system that their...

OH: BWC Investigation Culminates In Indictment Of Chiropractor

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - A Fairfield (Hamilton County) chiropractor has been indicted on workers’ compensation fraud and theft charges, the culmination of a years-long investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Special Investigations Department (SID). Bruce E...

OH: Record $830K Returned To OH BWC Following Insurance Fraud Conviction

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has received a record $830,000 in restitution from an Akron area anesthesiologist five years after his conviction in an insurance fraud case that captured national attention and sent him to prison for life. Dr. Jorge...

OH: Gov. Names Chairman Of BWC Board

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - Gov. John R. Kasich announced appointments to the Ohio Expositions Commission and the Hocking Technical College Board of Trustees. In addition, Gov. Kasich announced that Nicholas W. Zuk … read more

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/9/2011) – Immigration Attorney’s Wife Joins Him In Federal Prison

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/16/2011) – Psychologist Charged With Fake Postal Employee Fear of Dogs Disability Claim

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...