BWC no longer reimburses for brand name drugs when a generic equivalent is widely available.
This rule applies to all claims, regardless of date of injury. If a brand name drug
is prescribed, there are several options.
Even if the physician writes dispense as written or DAW on the prescription,
the injured worker will be responsible for the cost difference between the generic
and brand name medication.
- The physician agrees that a generic drug may be dispensed.
- The physician prescribes a different drug.
- The brand name drug is dispensed, and the injured worker pays
the difference in price.
You can submit questions regarding this rule in one of three ways.
- Email - Pharmacy department
- Mail - Pharmacy Department
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
30 W. Spring St., 21st floor
Columbus, OH 43215-2256
- Fax - 614-621-5220