Governor DeWine and Ohio BWC to further defer employer premiums
On May 28, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) will be further deferring employers' premium installments. To ease the continuing financial impact on Ohio businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to encourage businesses to focus on safety, the BWC is deferring installment payments for June, July and August to September 1, 2020. State fund employers will have the option to defer their monthly premium payments with no financial penalties or lapses in coverage.
All billing for self-insured employers will remain the same and all assessment payments must be on time, or they will be considered late. If employers are able to follow the normal installment payment scheduled due dates, such payments may still be submitted. The BWC previously deferred installments for March, April and May until June 1, 2020.