Public employers are unique in how they file for workers’ compensation
coverage. All public employers applying for coverage must complete
the Application for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Coverage (U-3) and attach a
copy of the official resolution or meeting minutes, and/or the court order
creating the entity. Public employers should mail completed applications
and additional documents to the address below.
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Attn: Policy Processing Department
30 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Public employers pay workers compensation premiums annually. The payroll report
and 45 percent of the premium is due by May 15 with the balance due by
Sept. 1. Public employers can pay the entire amount in May and receive a
discount. If you do not submit your payroll report and premium payments
timely, your coverage will lapse, and you will be responsible for the cost
of any claims that occur during the period of lapsed coverage.