BWC adds three counties to worker recovery program

By Widlynn Milor, BWC Communications Department Intern BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud visited London, Ohio, on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to announce Clark, Greene, and Madison counties have joined a BWC program that encourages employers to hire workers in recovery from substance use disorder. Under BWC’s Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program (SUR-WSP), BWC will pay … Continue reading BWC adds three counties to worker recovery program

BWC reports 4 fraud-related convictions in June

Four Ohioans were convicted for workers’ compensation fraud or related charges in June, including a Springfield man who must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $13,000 after investigators found him working two jobs while collecting disability benefits. Clark A. Howard pleaded guilty June 18 to a fifth-degree felony count of workers’ … Continue reading BWC reports 4 fraud-related convictions in June

BWC secures six convictions in May

Five Ohio workers and one business owner were convicted in May on workers’ compensation fraud and related charges. The six convictions raise BWC’s total convictions for the 2019 calendar year to 38. “When people cheat the BWC system, they are cheating the employers and hard-working Ohioans across this state who play by the rules,” said … Continue reading BWC secures six convictions in May