Go Green Rebate
Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4123-17-14.3;
July 1, 2015
Go Green Discount effective July 1, 2013.
Revised August 8, 2016; July 30, 2015; January 31,
2014. New Policy issued April 5, 2013.
July 1, 2020
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’
Compensation (BWC) will provide a premium rebate to employers who elect to use
BWC’s official website to conduct prescribed business transactions with BWC.
This policy applies to employers,
authorized representatives, BWC Employer Programs, and Field Operations.
There are no policy-specific
definitions for the Go Green Rebate.
employer must be a private employer (PA) or public employer - taxing district
current with respect to all payments due BWC as defined in OAC 4123-17-14.
current on the payment schedule of any part-pay agreement into which it has
entered for payment of premium or assessment obligations.
Not have a lapse in workers’ compensation coverage for the applicable
a payroll report no later than the due date set forth in OAC 4123-17-14.
in an installment plan will not disqualify the employer from receiving a rebate
as long as all installments are paid by their due date and the employer meets
program eligibility criteria.
following employers are not eligible for the Go Green Rebate:
paying the minimum administrative charge for the applicable policy year as set
forth in OAC 4123-17-26.
requirements. The employer must use www.bwc.ohio.gov
for the following online transactions:
estimated premium (installment payments) for the current payroll period no
later than their due date. A premium payment made through 1-800-OHIOBWC (1-800-644-6292)
does NOT qualify an employer for the Go Green Rebate.
actual payroll for the preceding policy year and, if applicable, pay any
premium that is owed, no later than the due date.
employer must report payroll and pay premium in a single online session.
will maintain a list of online transactions that must be completed through its
website in order to receive the rebate.
D. Operation of
Go Green Rebate will be calculated when the employer reports actual payroll for
the policy year.
employer must have coverage that is in an active policy status at the time of
rebate percentage is identified in the appendix
to OAC 4123-17-75. The rebate is the lesser of:
percent (1%) of the employer’s blended premium costs; or,
thousand dollars ($2,000).
rebate cannot reduce the employer’s premium below the amount of the minimum
may recalculate the employer’s rebate if there is a subsequent rate adjustment
to the employer’s account.
the employer’s premium payment is dishonored, BWC will bill the employer for
any rebate calculated and issued.
employer receiving the Go Green Rebate may participate in other compatible BWC
employer programs as outlined in OAC 4213-17-74, Appendix C.
complaints should be processed under the General
Employer Complaint Policy.
has not identified any program-specific extenuating circumstances that apply to
the Go Green Rebate.