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History of BWC

Since 1912, BWC has benefited employers and employees by providing medical and compensation benefits for work-related injuries, diseases and deaths. Today, BWC has a central office in Columbus and 12 customer service offices located across the state. BWC provides insurance to about two-thirds of Ohio's work force. The remaining workers receive coverage directly through their employers. These companies are part of a self-insurance program for large and financially stable employers who meet strict qualifications set by BWC. We have the largest exclusive state fund in the nation with approximately 1 million open claims, funded by assets totaling approximately $28 billion.