Ohio BWC Appeals Ruling to Repay Excessive Premiums– April 12, 2013

A recent class action lawsuit decided in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court found that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) overcharged a group of employers due to their exclusion or dismissal from the BWC’s group-rating program from 2001-2008. The affected group consists of more than a quarter of a million Ohio businesses.

The ruling requires the BWC to pay back the excessive premiums. While exact amounts are not yet known, initial estimations report the numbers could total hundreds of millions of dollars or more in restitution. Currently, the BWC is appealing the court’s decision, further delaying its re-payment of the premiums.

If you are one of Ohio’s businesses affected by this ruling, visit www.paynowbwc.com to learn more or to voice your concerns to the BWC.