Workers’ Comp MCO Open Enrollment Begins May 3

Written on April 29, 2021

Workers’ comp MCO open enrollment begins May 3

COLUMBUS – The open enrollment period for Ohio employers to select a managed care organization (MCO) to oversee medical management for workers injured on the job begins Monday, May 3, and continues through Friday, May 28.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) offers open enrollment every two years for employers to select from a network of 10 MCOs that manage claim filings and medical care that injured workers need to recover and return to work.

“The choice of an MCO is a crucial decision for an employer to ensure the needs of injured workers are met and a good working relationship has been established to minimize the impact of an injury on both the injured worker and the employer,” said BWC Interim Administrator/CEO John Logue.

No action is required of employers satisfied with their current MCO.

Those considering a change can find details in our MCO Selection Guide. BWC’s website also includes our MCO Report Card, an objective source of information that summarizes each MCO’s performance in several categories, including quality of medical management, return-to-work strategies, and timeliness of service.

Click here for the enrollment form: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/forms/MCOSelection/default.asp

Open enrollment is normally offered in even-numbered years, but BWC postponed enrollment in 2020 due to COVID-19’s interruption to business activity.

MCO changes will be effective June 28, 2021.


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