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BWC REACHES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO SETTLE SAN ALLEN LAWSUIT

BWC REACHES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO SETTLE SAN ALLEN LAWSUIT COLUMBUS – Today Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced that the bureau has reached an agreement in principle to settle the San Allen case, a class action lawsuit filed in 2007 against the State of Ohio over BWC pricing policies that were in […]

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Letter to the Editor- High premiums may force some to close doors

LETTER TO THE EDITOR- HIGH PREMIUMS MAY FORCE SOME TO CLOSE DOORS The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has charged small businesses rates that are becoming so high that it is a struggle to continue to operate from year to year. I have been in business for more than 37 years and employ more than 150 […]

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Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Ask Kasich to Pay Back Fire Stations. Lives Depend on it.

Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Ask Kasich to Pay Back Fire Stations. Lives Depend on it.

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Small Businesses Rally To BWC, Kasich: Pay Us Back

SMALL BUSINESSES RALLY TO BWC, KASICH: PAY US BACK Ohio small business owners rallied around the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation office this week asking to be paid back.  Over 270,000 businesses were overcharged.  The Ohio BWC has the money set aside, but they are currently deciding if they should pay it back or appeal to the […]

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Editorial Board on Cleveland.com Replays the Ohio BWC Class Action and Says “The ADMINISTRATION should settle.”

Editorial Board on Cleveland.com Replays the Ohio BWC Class Action and Says “The ADMINISTRATION should settle.” Last week on Cleveland.com, the Editorial Board posted a recap of the Ohio BWC Class Action, group ratings, and the Appellate Court’s decision to affirm the decision to pay back Ohio’s small businesses. The article succinctly described the arguments and […]

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Media Picks Up On BWC Group Rating Class Action Litigation

MEDIA PICKS UP ON BWC GROUP RATING CLASS ACTION LITIGATION Over the last few weeks, many newspapers and news websites have picked up this story.  This demonstrates just how VERY important the resolution of the class action is to Ohio.  The Ohio BWC Class action filing and documents can be found on our website at /ohio-bwc-class-action. […]

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Head of BWC Talks About Allegations Into Overcharging of Small Businesses

HEAD OF BWC TALK ABOUT ALLEGATIONS INTO OVERCHARGING OF SMALL BUSINESSES And the hits just keep on playing… On May 21, 2014, Stephen Buehrer, head of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation was interviewed by NBC Channel 4 journalist, Duane Pohlman.   Ohio employers were intently watching and expecting some answers.  Why did the Ohio BWC overcharge […]

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Cleveland: Court Calls Workers Comp Plan “Rigged” Tom Beres, WKYC

CLEVELAND: COURT CALLS WORKERS COMP PLAN “RIGGED” TOM BERES, WKYC Cleveland: Court calls workers comp plan “rigged”  Tom Beres, WKYC 11:24 a.m. EDT May 16, 2014 More and more news broadcasts are picking up on the Ohio BWC Class Action Litigation story.  Hundreds of thousands of employers were overcharged by the Ohio Bureau of Workers […]

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Appellate court blasts Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation over excessive insurance premiums

APPELLATE COURT BLASTS OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION OVER EXCESSIVE INSURANCE PREMIUMS The Cleveland Plain Dealer picks up the Ohio BWC Class Action decision. An appellate court has upheld a ruling by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation must refund hundreds of millions of dollars to employers […]

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NBC4 Investigates: Why Does Ohio Owe Businesses $1 Billion?

NBC4 INVESTIGATES: WHY DOES OHIO OWE BUSINESSES $1 BILLION NBC Channel 4 picks up on the class action we filed several years ago.  BWC charged excessive workers’ compensation premium rates to non-group rated employers. Attorney Stuart Garson learned that these practices were seriously impacting small business owners and in some cases bankrupting small businesses.  Attorney Garson […]

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