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Ohio begins sending out worker's compensation rebates
State sends refund checks to more than 200,000 employers and school districts

Ohio will be giving back $1 billion in Worker's Compensation payments.
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Employers can begin checking their mail for rebate checks from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

The bureau is sending out $1 billion in refunds to about 210,000 private employers and 3,800 schools and local governments that pay into the system.

Gov. John Kasich says healthy investments created an asset pool of $8.3 billion to the fund for injured workers.  That is about $1 billion more than the required reserve.

Rebate checks range from $5 to $3 million. Cleveland schools, for example, have received about $2.25 million from the fund.

The workers’ compensation rebates will be mailed in batches, and all should be sent out by July 12.

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