4123-17-14.3 Go green discount.

(A) The administrator may offer a discount to employers electing to use the bureau's official website to conduct their business with the bureau.

(B) Online transactions.

(1) To receive the go green discount, an employer must engage in each of the following transactions using the bureau's official website, as determined by the bureau:

(a) Receive estimated premium notices and invoices;

(b) Pay estimated premiums for the current period no later than their due date;

(c) Report actual payroll for the preceding policy year and pay any premium due upon reconciliation of estimated premium and actual premium no later than the date set forth in rule 4123-17-14 of the Administrative Code, and

(d) File first reports of injury.

(2) Participation in an installment plan established under rule 4123-17-14.2 of the Administrative Code shall not disqualify an employer from receiving a discount under this rule, so long as all installments are paid by their due date and the employer meets the eligibility criteria set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(3) If the bureau expands online account management and communications capabilities through its website, employers who participate in the go green discount program will be required, within a reasonable amount of time, to engage in any additional transactions offered by the bureau online to continue receiving the go green discount.

(4) The bureau shall maintain a list of transactions that must be completed through its website for an employer to receive the discount provided in this rule on the bureau's official website.

(C) Eligibility requirements.

(1) To receive the go green discount under this rule, the employer must meet the following criteria:

(a) The employer must be current with respect to all payments due the bureau, as defined in paragraph (A)(1)(b) of rule 4123-17-14 of the Administrative Code.

(b) The employer must be current on the payment schedule of any part-pay agreement into which it has entered for payment of premiums or assessment obligations.

(c) Except as provided for in paragraphs (C)(1)(c)(i) and (C)(1)(c)(ii) of this rule, the employer must not have cumulative lapses in workers' compensation coverage in excess of forty days within the prior twelve months.

(i) For the policy year commencing July 1, 2015, private employers must not have cumulative lapses in workers' compensation coverage in excess of forty days within the preceding nine months.

(ii) For policy year commencing January 1, 2016, public employer taxing districts must not have cumulative lapses in workers' compensation coverage in excess of forty days within the preceding nine months.

(2) The following employers shall not be eligible for the go green discount:

(a) Employers paying the minimum administrative charge for the applicable payroll reporting period as set forth in rule 4123-17-26 of the Administrative Code.

(b) State agencies.

(c) Self-insuring employers providing compensation and benefits pursuant to section 4123.35 of the Revised Code.

(D) The discount shall be the amount identified in the appendix to rule 4123-17-75 of the Administrative Code times the employer's blended premium costs in the applicable policy year subject to any limits set forth in such appendix.

Effective: 09/04/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4123.13
Rule Amplifies: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4123.29 , 4123.34
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/12, 1/1/13