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OhioBWC - Employer:  (Destination Excellence) – Program menu

Destination: Excellence

Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer has a video preview of how you can make this bundle of programs work for you.


Destination: Excellence is a bundle of programs that can help your organization improve workplace safety, enhance injured worker care and save money on workers' compensation costs. Destination: Excellence's options encourage you to use our valuable complimentary safety services and implement strategies that can prevent accidents and help injured workers recover faster.

Since its introduction last year, nearly 5,000 employers have signed up for at least one of the safety or care programs of Destination: Excellence, potentially saving an estimated $20 million dollars through incentives, and possibly much more in the future when their premiums decline because of fewer accidents, and lower claims costs.

ProgramPotential incentive
Industry-Specific Safety Program
Helps employers improve workplace safety by focusing on risks associated with specific industry types and developing strategies to prevent injuries. Requirements include completion of an online safety and claims management self-assessment and completion of one, two or three loss-prevention activities depending on the employer's payroll.
  • Less than or equal to $100,000 in payroll - complete one loss-prevention activity
  • More than $100,000 and up to $300,000 in payroll - complete two loss-prevention activities
  • More than $300,000 in payroll - complete three loss-prevention activities
Loss-prevention activities include industry-specific training classes, attendance at BWC's Ohio Safety Congress & Expo and/or on-site field consulting with one of our safety and health experts. Visit our Industry-Specific Safety Program page for more details.
3 percent
Transitional work
Employers with an approved transitional work plan may receive a back-end discount for using the plan to return injured workers back to work. Visit our transitional work page for more details.

Transitional work grants
Additionally, employers that have not received a transitional work grant from BWC in the past, may apply for funds to help them contract with certified transitional work developers to establish a transitional work program in their workplace.
10-percent
bonus for using an established transitional work program; applicable to claims with dates of injury within that policy year.
Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP)
DFSP provides a discount for promoting a work environment free of drugs and alcohol. Requirements include implementing elements of either the basic or advanced level. Visit our DFSP information page for more details.
4 percent
for DFSP basic;
7 percent
for DFSP advanced
Safety councils
Employers can increase safety awareness and receive a premium rebate by participating in a local safety council. They can earn an additional rebate for reductions in claims frequency and severity. Rebate requirements are available on our safety councils page.
2-percent
rebate for participation;
2-percent
bonus rebate for performance
Vocational rehabilitation
Rewards employers that work with medical partners and BWC to provide vocational rehabilitation plans to return seriously injured workers back to the workplace. Click here for more information.
Negotiated payments from BWC as well as defraying of rehab costs through BWC surplus fund; applicable to claims with any date of injury.
Go-green discount
Employers can reduce paperwork and receive a premium discount for receiving their payroll report electronically, reporting their payroll and paying premiums in full here while helping the environment.
1-percent
premium discount
(up to $1,000 every six months)
Lapse-free discount
To reward timely payers, employers that have had no lapses in coverage during the past 60 months can receive a premium discount.
1-percent
premium discount
(up to $1,000 every six months)


Note: Some of the options listed above are not compatible with certain BWC rating plans and programs. For more information, review our program discount compatibility chart. To find out about your company's eligibility to participate in various BWC programs, use our Program eligibility look-up.

We created Destination: Excellence to give you choices when it comes to developing a comprehensive discount program that meets your specific needs. If you have questions or need assistance with your plan, email Destination: Excellence.

Related resources
Brief presentation (Flash Player required)
Program eligibility look-up
Program discount compatibility chart
Drug-Free Safety Program page
Industry-Specific Safety Program page
Safety councils page
Transitional work page
Vocational rehabilitation information
Workplace Wellness Grant Program



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