4123-17-29 Disabled workers' relief fund; employers' assessments and self-insurers' payments.

(A) State fund employers.

(1) In order to make disabled workers' relief fund (DWRF) payments to claimants having dates of injury or disability prior to January 1, 1987, assessments shall be levied in the following manner for so long as payments to such claimants are required:

(a) Private state fund employers: six cents per one-hundred-dollar unit of payroll, effective July 1, 2014;

(b) Public employer taxing districts: six cents per one-hundred-dollar unit of payroll, effective January 1, 2007;

(c) Public employer state agency: five cents per one-hundred-dollar unit of payroll, effective July 1, 2007.

These assessments shall be billed at the same time state insurance fund premiums are billed and payments shall be credited to the DWRF.

(2) In order to make DWRF payments to claimants having dates of injury or disability on or after January 1, 1987, assessments shall be levied in the following manner for so long as payments to such claimants are required:

(a) Private state fund employers: one-tenth of one per cent of premium, computed at basic rate, effective July 1, 1993;

(b) Public employer taxing districts: one-tenth of one per cent of premium, computed at basic rate, effective January 1, 1993;

(c) Public employer state agency: one-tenth of one per cent of premium, computed at basic rate, effective July 1, 1993;

These assessments shall be billed at the same time state insurance fund premiums are billed and payments shall be credited to the DWRF.

(B) Self-insuring employers.

(1) Each self-insuring employer shall reimburse the bureau for DWRF payments made in claims in which it is the employer of record, without regard to the date the employer was granted the privilege to pay compensation directly, for all DWRF payments made on or after August 22, 1986.

(2) Self-insuring employers shall be billed on a semi-annual basis for the DWRF payments made pursuant to this rule.

(3) Upon default and a finding of noncompliance by the administrator of workers' compensation, reimbursement shall be made from the self-insuring employers' guaranty fund.

Effective: 07/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4121.11 , 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4121.13 , 4121.30 , 4123.05
Rule Amplifies: 4123.411 , 4123.413 , 4123.414
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/80, 7/1/81, 8/22/86 (Emer.), 11/10/86, 1/1/91, 7/1/93, 7/1/94, 7/1/04, 7/1/05, 7/1/07, 7/1/08, 7/1/13