June 18, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Change of Plans!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features the announcement by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp (BWC) that Administrator/CEO Stephen Buehrer has introduced a new rating plan that encourages employers to work with injured workers to speed their return to work. A number of troubling trends were cited as the reason for focusing the plan on return-to-work, as over the past four years, the rate of workers returning to work within a year has fallen from 75 percent to below 69 percent, and the costs of BWC’s long term claims are the worst in the nation.

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