Getting Ohio workers’ comp coverage

On the home page of www.bwc.ohio.gov, select Apply for Coverage.  Read New/Start-up business in Ohio and then click the link.  Read Application for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Coverage (U-3).  Click on each of the links to read about various aspects of starting coverage, like Grow Ohio which enables new policies to qualify for group rating.  Use […]

2016 payroll minimum and maximum for officers, partners, sole proprietors

Ohio workers compensation premiums are calculated based on payroll.  For payroll earned and reported in 2016, the minimum for corporate officers, and partners & sole proprietors who have elected coverage, is $443.00 per week. The 2016 maximum for officers, partners, and sole proprietors is $1,328.00 weekly. You must report the actual payroll if it is […]

2015 Minimum/maximum for officers, partners & sole proprietors

Partners in a partnership and sole proprietors who have elected coverage for themselves, and officers of a corporation are required to report compensation between a minimum and maximum weekly amount that changes every year. For 2015, the minimum is $431 per week which is $ 11,206 for the first six months of 2015.  The maximum […]

Ohio workers’ comp premiums due 3/2/15

Ohio workers’ comp premiums are due by the close of business on Monday, March 2, 2015.  This is for payrolls 7/1/14 through 12/31/14. If you report your payroll and pay your premiums online at www.bwc.ohio.gov, the BWC will automatically calculate and deduct a 1% Go Green discount. You will not get the discount if you […]

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 www.bwc.ohio.gov, the BWC will automatically calculate and deduct a 1% Go Green discount.

DEADLINE Payroll Reporting and Premium Payment

The close of business on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 is the deadline to report payroll for the first half of 2013. The usual deadline is August 30, but it’s the Saturday of Labor Day weekend so the next business day is Tuesday.

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 […]