$1.3 Billion Going Back to Ohio Businesses from BWC
According to an announcement yesterday from Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), dividend checks from the BWC will be mailed to employers beginning this week. The dividend amount totals approximately $1.3 billion.
The money is being given back to employers in response to Governor DeWine's request in August that the Ohio BWC Board of Directors approve a second dividend to provide financial support for public and private employers impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
These checks will be mailed to employers throughout the end of October.
A wide-ranging program to address the needs of struggling Ohioans, including funding for rent, mortgages, and water and sewer utility bills, as well as funding for small businesses and nonprofits, will be announced in the near future.