Schools, Local Governments Getting $113 Million From Workers’ Comp

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Local governments and schools will receive rebates after what Gov. John Kasich's office calls solid investments by the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)
Local governments and schools will receive rebates after what Gov. John Kasich's office calls solid investments by the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)

A month after Ohio employers learned they’d be getting $860 million back from the state’s worker compensation insurance fund, local school and governments heard today they’re in line for more than $100 million.

The March announcement came after a Cleveland judge ruled employers paid unfair premiums for eight years.

The rebates to school and local governments will come from a worker’s comp fund surplus after what the Kasich administration calls solid investments by the agency.

Today’s announcement also includes a tripling of safety grants and a four percent rate reduction for public employers. Schools and local government in Franklin County will get more than $12 million, including $1.8 millino to Columbus City Schools, $1.2 million to the county commissioners, and $5.4 million to the city of Columbus.

Click here for a list of all rebates to local schools and governments around Ohio.

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