2011 Policy Year  – One Claim Program participants are required to complete a one-day class through BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene. This is to be completed by 6/30/12. 

2011 OCP employers that are renewed in the 2012 Policy Year will be “grandfathered” in at the 40 percent discount for their remaining years of eligibility. The new training requirement will be to complete 3 Hours of online classes within the 2012 Policy year. 

2012 Policy Year  – Employers entering  OCP for the first time in the 2012 Policy Year  will be required to complete a 3 hour (1/2 day) classroom style class with the Div. of Safety & Hygiene the first year and 3 hours online during subsequent OCP eligible years. The discount schedule for OCP employers entering  the 2012 Policy year is as follows:                

                                               Year 1 = 20 percent off Base Rate
                                               Year 2 = 15 percent off Base Rate
                                               Year 3 = 10 percent off Base Rate
                                               Year 4 =   5 percent off Base Rate

 Please contact John Lykins at john.lykins@bwc.state.oh.us with any questions.

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BWC is serious about complying with banking industry standards. More importantly, we are committed to protecting employers’ credit card information. To achieve both goals, we are making significant changes to the ways we accept, capture, store, transmit and process credit card data.

We will not accept credit card payments via insecure methods (e.g., email, fax, instant messaging, etc.). As of March 31, 2012, we’re eliminating the credit card write-in option from our paper payroll reports and other paper forms. Instead, we encourage employers to make credit card payments on our secure website, ohiobwc.com, or by phone at 1-800-OHIOBWC.

To further enhance security, our policy ensures:

  • Only authorized, properly trained employees accept credit card information;
  • Credit card information is destroyed as soon as it is no longer necessary;
  • Immediate reporting of and disciplinary action for employees suspected of noncompliance or theft.

To learn more about payment card industry standards, visit https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.