BWC Injured Workers Will Soon Get Free Drug Disposal Bags With Some Prescriptions By Jo Ingles • Oct 17, 2019 Jo Ingles When workers who have been injured on the job go to pharmacies to fill prescriptions for opioid painkillers, they will soon be getting something else with it. Senate Strips PTSD, Immigration Provisions From BWC Budget By Karen Kasler • Jun 27, 2019 Daniel Konik The Senate has passed a $645 million budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, after stripping out sections added by the House on first responders and immigration. Workers' Comp Rebate Nearly Refunds Employer Premiums By Andy Chow • May 20, 2019 Dan Konik A large rebate is likely in the future for about 200,000 employers in Ohio. The state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hopes to send $1.5 billion back to companies that pay premiums. Workers' Compensation Requests More Investment In Safety, Wellness Programs By Andy Chow • Feb 26, 2019 Andy Chow The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting an increase in its budget, saying it’s crucial to encouraging safety and wellness among workers while keeping employer rates down. DeWine Proposes Cuts, Increases in Workers' Comp Budget By Karen Kasler • Feb 15, 2019 info.bwc.ohio.gov Gov. Mike DeWine has submitted to state lawmakers what he hopes to see in the budget for a key agency – a budget that’s separate from the big statewide spending plan he’ll introduce next month. Ohio Employers Likely To Get A Big Rebate By Jo Ingles • Apr 24, 2018 Dan Konik Employers could be getting a big rebate if the Board of Directors for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation approves it. Business And Labor Groups Concerned About Movement Of Funds To Balance Budget By Karen Kasler • Jun 29, 2017 Statehouse News Bureau Business and labor leaders, as well as Ohio’s cities, are very concerned about how some money is being moved around to balance the budget in the face of a billion dollar projected shortfall. New Bill Would Make Big Changes To The Ohio Bureau Of Worker's Compensation By Jo Ingles • Jun 8, 2017 Jo Ingles State lawmakers are considering a new bill to reform the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. It would make key changes to the program, like reducing extended injured worker benefits for retirees. And it would also change the name of the agency.