One year after passage of HB 100, agency is achieving improvement
Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) issued
a progress report today, one year after the passage of House Bill 100. The bill triggered a
series of organizational and operational reforms to Ohio's workers' compensation system.
The progress report details reforms outlined in HB 100, including the creation of a new
BWC Board of Directors. It also covers operational reform efforts aimed at providing stable
costs, better services, accurate rates and safe workplaces for Ohio's work force and its
“The progress report released today outlines the accomplishments and the numerous
changes currently under way at BWC,” said Administrator Marsha Ryan. “There is much work to
be done; however, we are on a steady path to comprehensively improve the performance of
Ohio's workers' compensation system.”
Since Gov. Ted Strickland signed HB 100 on June 11, 2007, BWC has sought to improve the
pricing equity for all Ohio employers. These actions include reducing the overall premium
rates for private employers by 5 percent and a 10-percent reduction for universities and
state agencies. BWC will also soon implement a new, more accurate and transparent reserving
system to better calculate the reserves necessary for medical coverage of specific work
“The BWC budget bill laid the groundwork for intense change and improvement for Ohio's
workers' compensation system,” said Ryan. “Ohio's employers and injured workers depend on
an accurate, fair and stable BWC. It is imperative that we provide that to them. Restoring
Operational Excellence serves as a road map of the journey BWC has taken in the past year,
and where we will go in the future to restore the integrity of the agency and most
importantly, the confidence of all Ohioans.”
For more information about BWC programs and services, visit ohiobwc.com.
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