Premiums Due February 28

Ohio workers’ compensation premiums are due by the close of business on Friday, February 28, 2014. If you report your payroll and pay your premiums on line at, the BWC will automatically calculate and deduct a 1% Go Green discount.

$15,000 refund from BWC audit

It’s been more than a month since the BWC audit, and my client just got a call saying their biggest manual classification will be changed from one with a base rate of 0.0995 to one with a base rate of 0.0314. The company will get a refund of about $15,000.

What I learned from a recent audit

I like to attend BWC audits with my clients. I can bring clarification for the auditor and minimize changes that are detrimental to my clients. Often I learn something. Here’s what I learned from the latest audit I attended.

BWC Audit Basics

What is the auditor looking for? Are the payroll numbers reported to ODJFS (unemployment comp) and the IRS the same as the payroll numbers reported to the BWC? Are the manuals assigned to the employer correct? Does the employer need additional classifications? Is each employee’s payroll reported under the correct classification? Has the construction workers […]