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Ohio BWC's Better You, Better Ohio

Better You, Better Ohio!™ is a New Program from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation designed to provide health and wellness resources to small business. Does your company have fewer than 50 employees? Consider the new, Better You, Better Ohio! program for you and your employees.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has announced this new program for small business. Better You, Better Ohio!™ a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (50 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries (agriculture; automotive repair and service; construction; firefighters; health care; manufacturing; police and public safety; public employers; restaurant and food service; transportation and trucking; trash collection; wholesale and retail).

Better You, Better Ohio! is designed to help both, workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process.

How it helps employers: Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have lower workers' compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio!

How it helps Ohio's workforce: Better You, Better Ohio! gives workers a wealth of resources to help them take ownership of their health and well-being.

Additional Information: Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers' compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce. Workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their health and wellness.

Why is BWC offering a health and wellness program?

I'm part of Ohio's workforce who meets the participation conditions, how do I join?

I'm an Ohio employer, can my employees participate in the program?

Better You, Better Ohio! information packet (PDF)