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What is Handicap Reimbursement and How Can it Save My Company Money on Workers’ Comp?

By Spooner Inc.
April 30, 2019 Category: Reimbursement Fund, Ohio BWC

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) provides employers relief on their workers compensation premium if an injured worker has a pre-existing condition that delays their recovery following a work-related injury. The key is having an experienced company like Spooner managing the process to ensure that handicap reimbursements are identified and secured within the BWC required time frames. The listabove are the 25 pre-existing physical conditions the BWC will recognize. The top four, epilepsy, diabetes, cardiac disease, and arthritis are generally the most common ones. How Do I Receive This Reimbursement? In regards to handicaps and how an employer would go out and get this reimbursement, this really falls into the hands of the third-party administrator (TPA) who should evaluate every lost time claim for a handicap reimbursement. The TPA should collect the medical evidence such as a list of pre-existing physical conditions and then get a file review from a doctor or a medical

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