National Agriculture Day

Provided by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Only farmers can fully understand how stressful and physically exhausting their profession tends to be. Those working in the agriculture industry are faced with daily challenges, including unpredictable weather, extreme fluctuations in cash flow and worker shortages, to name a few. During Mental Health Awareness Month, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is committed to helping those in the agriculture industry find ways to protect their mental health.

Better You, Better Ohio!

Better You Better OhioThis free program was designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (250 or fewer workers) in the agriculture industry and other high-risk industries. Better You, Better Ohio! helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process.

The program offers employees access to the following programs and resources:

  • Health and wellness awareness, education, and training.
  • Health assessments and biometric screenings for better understanding of their health and well-being.
  • A member engagement website that allows them to develop health plans and track their progress to achieve their goals.
  • A state-of-the art mobile app for creating weekly action plans and getting health tips.
  • Digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health.
Benefits for employers

Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers’ compensation and health care costs by having a healthier workforce. Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric screening.

Attend a free 25-minute webinar to learn more about the Better You, Better Ohio! program and how it can benefit your agriculture business. This program is at no cost to you or your employees.

Additional mental health resources for individuals are offered through the State of Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Call Ohio CareLine at  800-720-9616, 24/7 for free, confidential support or visit bwc.ohio.gov for additional information about the Better You, Better Ohio program.

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. We’ve got you Covered.
Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio, serving 249,000 public and private employers. With nearly 1,600 employees and assets of approximately $25 billion, BWC is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the United States. For more, visit bwc.ohio.gov.
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