Ohio BWC Increases Transitional Work Grants for Employers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has increased the grants employers can use to help get injured workers back to work as soon and as safely as possible.

Transitional Work Grants are based on the employer’s number of employees. Grants have been increased from $2,900 to $3,700 for employers with 11 to 49 employees, from $5,200 to $6,800 for employers with 50 to 199 employees, and from $6,300 to $8,200 for employers with 200 or more employees.

“Transitional work programs are designed to help injured workers safely remain on the job,” said John Logue, BWC administrator and CEO. “This program helps workers and saves employers resources when it comes to lost production, hiring and claims costs.”

The increase in reimbursement is based on the new rate for functional job analysis, which is a tool employers use for their TWG plans. Effective July 1, the reimbursement rate increased from $200 to $350 per job analysis.

Employers are still being reimbursed at 100% up to their approved grant maximum, and they can reapply for a new grant every five years.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.