Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions



I called and cancelled my BWC policy or I haven’t used this policy in years. What do I do next?
Policies lapse without action, but they don’t cancel themselves. In order to cancel a policy you must do one of two things: 1) You can send a letter of cancelation to the BWC that states the effective month/day/year of cancellation, or 2) You can file a Form U117 Notification of Policy Update form with the BWC.

I stopped filing my payroll reports and assumed that the BWC coverage would cancel itself out.
BWC requires you to cancel your policy in writing. This can be done by filing a Form U117 Notification of Policy Update form with the BWC or by marking the cancelation date on your payroll report form.

I was never told that I would have to pay a deposit for a BWC certificate?
Premium Security Deposit is based on the number of employees and payroll given on the application as well as the type of business. It gives the employer a 30 day provisional coverage and is refundable assuming that when/if you cancel the policy you don’t owe a debt.

What does it mean when it says my BWC coverage has lapsed?
It means that you are not current in paying your BWC premiums. Because of this your business is responsible in full for any claims that occur while the policy is in a lapse status.

What is the phone number to call for questions I have about my BWC policy?
You may contact the BWC at 1-800-644-6292 (1-800-OHIOBWC).