Bureau of Workers Comp ready to help businesses

Workers’ compensation insurance is an important factor in Ohio’s economy. It not only ensures Ohioans injured on the job get healthy and back to work, and protects businesses from costly litigation from workplace incidents.

That said, Gov. John Kasich has tasked the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation with helping to improve Ohio’s economy with reasonable and stable workers compensation costs to employers being a key strategy. Over the past two years, BWC has saved businesses an estimated $210 million through rate and budget reductions.

While it’s a good start, more needs to be done. BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer recently appointed me to work with businesses in central and southeastern Ohio to help them reduce their costs even more. The best way for me to meet this goal is to create awareness of the services and strategies we offer that help companies prevent accidents, and reduce the costs of the accidents that do occur. Fewer accidents will lead to lower costs, allowing us to pass on the savings.

We have bundled our services and strategies into programs to give companies a financial incentive to learn and implement sound safety and cost management strategies.

If you’re a business that is interested in learning more about how BWC can help you improve the safety and health of your employees while reducing your workers’ compensation costs, please feel free to call or email me.

I can be reached at (614) 204-4705 or James.B.14@bwc.state.oh.us.

Jim Blazer

Regional Business Development Manager

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation