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For immediate release: April 26, 2018

Workers' comp open enrollment begins April 30


COLUMBUS - The open enrollment period for Ohio employers to select a managed care organization (MCO) to oversee medical treatment for workers injured on the job will begin Monday, April 30, and continue through Friday, May 25.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) offers open enrollment every two years for employers to select from a network of 13 MCOs that manage claim filings and medical care that injured workers need to recover and return to work.

No action is required of employers satisfied with their current MCO. Those considering a change can complete the MCO Selection Form.

Open enrollment details are available in the MCO Selection Guide on BWC's website. Visitors to the site can also find the MCO Report Card, an objective source of information that summarizes each MCO's performance in several categories, including quality of medical management, return-to-work strategies and timeliness of service.

MCO changes will be effective July 2.

Media Contacts:

Melissa Vince, 614-466-2956 or 614-202-2329, melissa.vince@bwc.state.oh.us

Tony Gottschlich, 614-644-4940 or 614-296-1734, anthony.gottschlich@bwc.state.oh.us

Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides workers' compensation insurance to 244,000 public and private Ohio employers. With nearly 1,900 employees and assets of approximately $27 billion, BWC is the largest state-run insurance system in the United States. Our mission is to protect Ohio's workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates. For more, visit www.bwc.ohio.gov.

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