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OhioBWC - Employer:  (Self-Insuring Employer Update)

Self-Insuring Employer Update

Self-insuring employers should visit this page regularly. Here you'll find the latest information about topics that impact your company's workers' compensation program.

New payment address for customers
Effective Sept. 15, BWC changed its payment provider from Chase to Key Bank. So, as of that date, BWC no longer uses the Columbus “Corporate Processing Department” address that has been in place for many years. Direct all future payments to the following address:
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
P.O. Box 89492
Cleveland, OH 44101-6492

The return envelope sent with invoices and payroll reports will have the new address. As long as you use that return envelope, you will not need to take any additional action. Also, if you send a payment via express or overnight service, and it requires a signature, you cannot use the above P.O. Box. You must use the physical address below.
Attn: Lockbox 89492
5575 Venture Drive
Unit A
Parma, Ohio 44130

As an alternative to mailing your payment to us, we recommend you pay online. If you pay online, you may use a credit card or authorize a withdrawal from a checking or savings account. You also can choose to split the payment among multiple credit cards, multiple bank accounts or a combination of the two. Use the Accounts receivable balance service offering to pay online.

Don’t forget to post these required documents
Self-Insured employers must display three documents to show their current self-insured coverage status with BWC. The first is the Certificate of Employer’s Right to Pay Compensation Directly. If you do not have a current certificate, please email BWC’s self-insured department at

In addition to the Certificate of Employer’s Right to Pay Compensation Directly, self-insured employers must post the:

BWC requires self-insured employers to display all three documents at each location that has employees that are covered by the employer.

Revised claims procedural guide now available
We recently revised and updated our Procedural Guide for Self-Insured Claims Administration. This manual is a reference tool and training guide for self-insuring employers in the state of Ohio.

It includes rules, regulations, forms and procedures that are pertinent to claims administration for self-insuring employers. You can always find a link to the guide on our Self-Insured page under the claims management heading.

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