Ohio BWC Offers No Cost Wellness Program for Small Manufacturers

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation continues to promote its “Better You, Better Ohio!” program, a no-cost health and wellness program available for small manufacturers. The program intends to help employers reduce workers’ compensation and health care costs by improving the health of its workforce.

Eligible manufacturers include those with 250 or fewer employees who do not have an existing health and wellness program.

In addition to manufacturers, businesses who participate in the Ohio BWC’s Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program or who operate in certain high-risk industries including construction, health care, agriculture, automotive repair and service, firefighting, police, and public safety, public employers, restaurant and food service, transportation and trucking, trash collection, or wholesale and retail can participate. All participants will be able to access resources including:

  • Health and wellness awareness, education, and training
  • Health assessments and biometric screenings
  • Online access to a health planning and tracking tool
  • A mobile app with health tips and weekly plans
  • Digital coaching

In addition, the Ohio BWC will provide on-site biometric screening for businesses with thirty or more employees interested in participating in the program.

To learn more about the Better You, Better Ohio! program, visit https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/bwc/for-employers/workers-compensation-coverage/rates-and-bonuses/Health-and-wellness or register for a webinar introducing the program on August 12 at 10 a.m. or August 24 at 1:30 p.m.

About the Author(s)

Amy M. Reynallt, MBA
Amy Reynallt is a Manager with the HBK Manufacturing Solutions Group in the Youngstown, Ohio office of HBK CPAs & Consultants. She is experienced in navigating the strategic and financial matters associated with manufacturing and works closely with manufacturers to help them plan, execute, and meet their short- and long-term financial goals. Amy can be reached at 330-758-8613 or by email at areynallt@hbkcpa.com.

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