NEWS RELEASE July 20, 2021BWC announces Workplace Wellness Grant Program COLUMBUS – BWC is accepting applications for the Workplace Wellness Grant Program (WWGP). The program assists employers with the creation and implementation of a workplace wellness program. A workplace wellness program consists of a health-risk appraisal (HRA), a biometric assessment, and programs designed to address those risk factors. Employers may receive $300 per participating employee over a four-year period, up
Funds Doubled for Small Business Grant Programs County Set-Asides End July 31, 2021 (COLUMBUS) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today reminded Ohio business owners that grants are available through the Ohio Department of Development to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of $310 million is being offered across four grant programs to help new businesses that opened in 2020, food and beverage establishments, entertainment venues, and lodging venues.
NEWS RELEASE July 2, 2021BWC rate reduction effective July 1Private employers to save $71.5 million over this year’s premiums COLUMBUS – Ohio’s private employers will pay nearly $72 million less in premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) next fiscal year under a 7.1% rate reduction the agency’s Board of Directors approved back in February. This rate reduction became effective July 1, the start of state fiscal year 2022. It will save private employers $71.5 million over this year’s