|By David Skolnick, Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The amount is 56 percent of the city's workers' compensation expense for 2012, Buehrer said.
The city will use as much of the rebate as it can to continue targeting efforts to improve neighborhoods through the demolition of dilapidated houses and with code enforcement, Sammarone said.
"Any money we can use for neighborhoods for code enforcement and demolition, we'll use," he said. "We'll decide in a week or so how much we can use."
The city will set aside some of the rebate for its "workers' compensation trust fund with those dollars for potentially large compensation costs," said Finance Director
The BWC will mail refund checks -- about
Employers should look for their checks in a "rebate-specific insert" in an envelope, according to a BWC statement.
The BWC has net assets of
"If the governor has any other checks, we'd be glad to host an event," quipped Sammarone, a Democrat.
The city has significantly reduced its workers' compensation premiums, cutting them by nearly
The rates are determined by a variety of issues including salaries, medical claims history, the cost of the claims, the number of injured employees who collect workers' compensation, making sure injured workers are following proper medical procedures to return to work, and getting them back on the job -- even if it's light-duty work -- as soon as possible,
The city is projected to pay
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