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Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to give out more than $1 billion in rebates
Bureau says the rebates are result of a year of good investments
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Workers’ Comp Administrator Steve Buehrer says the rebates are good for businesses.
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More than 185,000 public and private employers are expected to receive another round of rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

The bureau says the rebates, which come to more than $1 billion, are the result of another good year of investments. This is the second time in two years the bureau has been able to offer such a rebate.

Workers’ Comp Administrator Steve Buehrer says last year businesses were able to find ways to put their rebate money to good use.

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“All kinds of stimulus and better safety programming came about as part of this and we would certainly encourage and expect the same sort of thing to happen once this program rolls forward," Buehrer says.

The rebates amount to about 60 percent of the premiums companies paid last year. The checks could be sent out as early as October.

The bureau’s board must approve the plan first. The rebates come a few weeks after the state settled a seven-year lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Ohio businesses over workers’ comp rate. 

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