DeWine Asks BWC To Send Money To Businesses Dealing With COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine meets with reporters on Wednesday

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has asked the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation to send up to 1.6 billion dollars to employers, to ease the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The dividends equal the amount paid in premiums in 2018, and will be applied to any outstanding balances, with the excess sent to the employers.  1.4 billion will go to private employers, and  200 million to local government taxing districts.  If approved by the bureau, checks could got out by the end of the month.