Submitted by Sedgwick
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) offers Better You, Better Ohio! ™ – a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (250 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries. Better You, Better Ohio! helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process.
Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have lower workers’ compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio! can:
Help prevent injuries through improved workforce health and safety.
Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism.
Reduce the severity of an injury.
Improve the recovery time from an injury.
Reduce time away from work due to an injury.
Email BWCBetterYouBetterOhio@bwc.state.oh.us to get started today! They have plenty of material you can share with your employees. BWC can send you tools to help your staff get started or work with you to ensure all employees get enrolled. Click here to enroll. Beavan does on-site enrollment.
Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers’ compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce. Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric screening.
Employers and employees currently participating in the Substance Use and Recovery Workplace Safety Program are also eligible to participate regardless of industry or size. Email BWCBetterYouBetterOhio@bwc.state.oh.us with any questions.
Private employers: 2020 rate year True-Up report and payment (if monies owed) due August 13, 2021
If you have any questions regarding premium installments or the true -up process, contact our Sedgwick program manager, Dom Potina, at 614.579.4723.