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Paying premiums

How do you make a payment?

You can guarantee we will receive your installment payments on time by paying online. Refer to Creating an e-account to get started.

Once you have an e-account, sign-in to our website, and then click the Make a payment button. 

You can pay online by the following options.

  • With a credit card (MasterCard®, VISA® or American Express®)
  • With a checking or savings account withdrawal

If you authorize payment from your checking or savings account, you can future date your premium payment. Use scheduled policy payments to view, update, or cancel a scheduled payment.

Multiple policy payment options

If you provide services for multiple clients, you may use the multiple policy payment to submit a single payment for all of your clients.   To access this, you need to sign-in with an authorized representative account associated to a representative id. If you don’t have a representative id, submit a completed R-4 form to obtain an id number and allow 3-5 business days for processing. 

You can download a list of your clients with a debit or credit balance. You must be listed as a representative on the policy to access this data.

Due dates, invoices, and coverage

We must receive your premium (installment) payment by the due date on the invoice. If we do not receive payment by that date, your coverage will lapse. View your premium installment schedule for the policy period. Current and past invoices can be viewed using policy documents.

If one of your employees is injured during a coverage lapse, you're responsible for all claims costs for the life of the claim, any unpaid premiums, and possible penalties from BWC. Your policy will remain lapsed until you pay the outstanding installment(s).

Important: The date your payment is posted in our system is the date used for reinstatement of coverage.

You may mail a check or money order payable to:

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
P.O. Box 89492
Cleveland, OH 44101-6492

We do NOT accept cash. We CANNOT accept a credit card payment by mail, email, or fax.

If you have a significant change in payroll at any time during the policy year, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-644-6292 and report it. We can then adjust your premium installment payments accordingly.

After the policy year is over,  you must file a payroll true-up report to reconcile estimated premium with actual premium.

View a five-minute video on how to read your invoice.