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Ohio BWC Announces Deferment of Unpaid Insurance Premium Installments

Challenging times require flexibility. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is doing just that. 

To help businesses facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio BWC is announcing that unpaid insurance premium installment amounts due for March, April, and May for the current policy year can be deferred until June 1, 2020. BWC will consider the issue further as we approach June 1, 2020.  

BWC will not refund amounts to employers who have already paid some or all of their premiums that were scheduled to be paid during those months.

Employers that wish to submit payments for March, April, and May are free to do so, but BWC will not lapse (cancel) coverage or assess penalties for amounts not paid because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

BWC Leadership is reviewing all program deadlines and other issues impacting Ohio businesses.   

BWC has added a “COVD-19 FAQ” page to their website, available here:

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