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OhioBWC - Basics:  History of BWC

History of BWC

Since 1913 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 21 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 a value of more than $17.7 billion. And we are the second largest underwriters of workers' compensation insurance in the country. We receive more than 300,000 claims a year and pay more than $1.7 billion in benefits.



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