Bureau of Workers Compensation Information

Information on BWC rebates and other questions are available here:

COVID-19-BWCFAQs

BWC Employer Dividend 04.08.20

Unemployment

Faster Unemployment Processing – If businesses have to lay people off or shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, ODJFS asked that you share the mass lay-off code with employees to speed the processing of their unemployment benefits: 2000180. Ohioans can apply for unemployment at unemployment.ohio.gov 24/7. Applications can also be made by phone at 877-OHIO-JOB (877-644-6562) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Additional FAQs are available on unemployment benefits at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm?fbclid=IwAR3BZyg4bY1TbiNSl9VMQ2JcAWIgcmwI1ymaiYmsdWosjnypsK9KM5bYSMg

Grace Period for Health Insurance Premiums

All health insurers are required to provide the option of deferring premium payments, interest free, for up to 60 calendar days from each original premium due date. This means that employers can defer their premium payments up to two months, giving them some relief on costs, while keeping their employees insured.
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