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Employer look-up

This service offering allows authorized users to search our records to:

  • Determine whether an employer operating in Ohio has workers' compensation coverage.
  • Find out specific information about the employer such as name and address.

Ohio law requires employers who operate within the state to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. BWC actively ensures compliance with this law.

You can conduct your search using either the employer name and location, policy number, Federal tax ID, or SSN. If you do not find the information you want, use the Complete search. This search takes more time because it adds a wild card at the beginning and the end of the information you've entered. Your results will include anything that has the information you've entered. If your search is still unsuccessful, call us at 1-800-644-6292 for assistance.

Follow this link to begin your search.

Here is the information available through this service offering.

Employer information

  • Employer name
  • DBA (doing business as)
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • ZIP code
  • Policy number
  • Policy status
  • Policy type

Our records will reflect a particular policy status based on the employer's activity. When an employer establishes coverage, the policy status will be Active. If we do not receive an employer's premium payment timely, the policy status will become Noncompliant. If the employer sends the premium payment after the due date, the policy status will become Active effective the date we received the payment. The definitions below will help you better understand policy status.

  • Active – The employer has Ohio workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Inactive – The employer does not have Ohio workers' compensation coverage as the company has sent us a request to cancel coverage.
  • Noncompliant – The employer no longer has workers' compensation coverage due to non-payment of premium and is not in compliance with Ohio workers' compensation laws. Coverage lapses the first day of the month after the payment due date.
  • Combined into [policy number] – Successor policy exists - Ohio workers' compensation coverage is not active because one policyholder has taken over the entire Ohio operations of another policyholder.

Note: Policy status is based on information we have at the time you conduct the search. Check this site to confirm the status as it may change due to the payment schedule and the payment validation process.