For immediate release: April 9, 2012
Ohio employers encouraged to apply for new rating program by April 30
Destination: Excellence provides a number of options for premium discounts
COLUMBUS - Ohio employers interested in protecting their workers and their bottom line have until the end of the month
to take full advantage of Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's (BWC) new rating plan, Destination: Excellence.
The program is designed to help Ohio employers focus on safety, accident prevention and return-to-work opportunities to
bring injured workers back to work sooner.
"This plan not only offers opportunity for Ohio employers to save on their premium, it supports BWC's top priority
of preventing injuries and getting injured workers healthy and back to work sooner," said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve
Buehrer. "It also offers employers more choice and rewards them for embracing effective return-to-work tactics such
as transitional work plans and vocational rehabilitation."
Destination: Excellence offers a package of new and existing BWC programs that allow employers to customize a risk-management
plan that suits their business needs. The programs address workplace safety and stresses transitional work and vocational
rehabilitation programs while providing opportunities to reduce premiums through adoption of best practices and meeting
certain performance requirements. Additional savings are also possible for effective policy maintenance such
as doing business online and keeping current on premiums.
The deadline to apply for several components of the program is April 30 and the effective date is July 1.
Employers can visit ohiobwc.com or send an email with questions to learn more.
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