Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation - PEO Unit


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
30 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-441-0759

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation - PEO Unit in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Ohio Professional Employer Organization Limited Registration

Agency:Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation - PEO Unit
Law:

O.R.C § 4125.05

Notes:

PEOs may be eligible for a limited registration if they:

  • Are not domiciled in Ohio;
  • Do not maintain an office in Ohio;
  • Are licensed to do business as a PEO in another state;
  • Do not have more than 50 work-site employees in Ohio; and
  • Do not engage in direct solicitation of business in Ohio

Initial Registration

Form:

Form UA-1 L: Professional Employer Organization Limited Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • List of officers
  • States in which the PEO is licensed or registered as a PEO, its licenses or registration number and state agency
    that issues it (attach a copy of most recent certification)
  • PEO client listing

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form UA-1 L: Professional Employer Organization Limited Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:
  • List of officers
  • States in which the PEO is licensed or registered as a PEO, its licenses or registration number and state agency
    that issues it (attach a copy of most recent certification)
  • PEO client listing

Ohio Professional Employer Organization Registration

Agency:Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation - PEO Unit
Law:

O.R.C § 4125.05

Financial Requirements:

PEOs must maintain positive working capital.

Bond Requirements:

PEOs that do not meet the working capital requirement must instead submit a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a minimum market value in an amount sufficient to cover the deficit in working capital.

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Notes:

Contact BWC's PEO unit at 614-466-6773 for a copy of the application form.

Required Attachments:
  • A list of each of the PEO's client employers current as of the date of registration
  • The address of the PEO's principal place of business and the address of each office it maintains in Ohio
  • A list of each state in which the PEO has operated in the preceding five years, and the name, corresponding with each state, under which the PEO operated in each state, including any alternative names, names of predecessors, and if known, successor business entities
  • A list of all corporate officers of the PEO
  • A list of all related corporate entities
  • The most recent financial statement prepared and audited by an independent certified public accountant authorized to practice in the jurisdiction in which that accountant is located. Such financial statement must be no older than 13 months at the time it is submitted to the bureau.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$250 for each PEO policy.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail.

Required Attachments:
  • A list of each of the PEO's client employers current as of the date of registration
  • The address of the PEO's principal place of business and the address of each office it maintains in Ohio
  • A list of each state in which the PEO has operated in the preceding five years, and the name, corresponding with each state, under which the PEO operated in each state, including any alternative names, names of predecessors, and if known, successor business entities
  • A list of all corporate officers of the PEO
  • A list of all related corporate entities

Financial Reporting
Annual Financial Statement

Filing Method:

Email financial statements to: BWCPEOFinancials@ohio.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually within 180 days of the close of the PEO’s fiscal year.

Notes:

PEOs must submit GAAP-audited (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial statements every year.

Amendment

Form:

Form UA-3: Professional Employer Organization Client Relationship Notification

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of any new PEO agreements, a change in reporting, or the termination of a PEO agreement.

Supplemental Reporting
Semi-Annual Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biannually by June 30 and December 31.

Notes:

PEOs must semi-annually submit a report of its client employers and total workforce to the bureau.

Supplemental Reporting
Monthly Payroll Report

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

By the 15th day of each month.

Notes:

PEOs must pay premiums and report actual payroll each month.

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