Did you get your BWC Check in the Mail?
Ohio employers should start receiving rebate checks from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The Board of Directors at the Ohio BWC approved a one-time dividend of $1 billion for private employers and public-taxing districts. This impacts nearly 210,000 businesses, local governments, and schools. Rebates checks that could equal up to 56 percent of their annual premium will be mailed as early as late June.
According to the Ohio BWC website, rebate checks began printing this week (June 24), and they will continue to print and mail those checks in batches through July 12. The checks are being printed numerically by policy number, so generally speaking, the longer a company has been in business (the lower the policy number), the sooner its check is likely to be printed and mailed. Employers with outstanding balances will have their rebates as credits to their account.
If you have not received your rebate checks by the end of July, contact the BWC so that they can look into the situation. Questions can be directed to the EmployerProgramUnite@bwc.state.oh.us.
To check on your rebate, log into your account at www.ohiobwc.com, if you have an username and password you can enter it and follow the steps below. If you do not have a username and password, you will need your policy number to set up an account. (In our test of the website, we had to use Firefox as our web browser to get the information.)
Enter Policy Number or User ID and Password, click next
From the left menu scroll over “Payroll/Premium”
Select AR Transaction History
Select “Miscellaneous” transactions from the drop down box
Enter dates (06-01-2013 to today’s date) , click Search
Your rebate credit will be listed
Click Search again
Select Payment/ Refund from the drop box
Enter dates (06-01-2013 to today’s date) click Search
The rebate refund will be listed