4123-17-36 Administrative cost contribution.

(A) The administrator of workers' compensation, with the advice and consent of the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors, has authority to calculate contributions to the administrative cost fund by employers pursuant to sections 4121.121 , 4123.341 , and 4123.342 of the Revised Code. The administrator hereby sets administrative cost rates as indicated in paragraph (D) of this rule for the bureau of workers' compensation and the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors. Based upon the information provided to the administrator by the industrial commission pursuant to section 4123.342 of the Revised Code, the administrator, with the approval of the chairperson of the industrial commission, hereby sets administrative cost rates as indicated in paragraph (E) of this rule for the industrial commission.

(B) The administrative cost rate for each employer's assessment, except for self-insuring employers, is calculated as follows:

(1) If the employer qualifies for experience rating, either as an individual or through participation in group rating, the assessment is calculated based on a percentage of the employer's experience rated premium.

(2) If the employer is not experience rated, the assessment is calculated based on a percentage of the employer's base rate premium.

(3) If the employer is retrospectively rated, the assessment is calculated based on a percentage of the employer's experience rated premium or base rated premium (but not the minimum premium percentage from the retrospective rating plan) that the employer would have paid if the employer were not participating in retrospective rating.

(4) For state agencies, including state universities and state university hospitals, the assessment is calculated based on a percentage of the employer's premium.

(C) Whenever administrative cost rates established under this rule and rule 4123-17-32 of the Administrative Code prove inadequate or excessive, the same may be adjusted at any time during the biennial period.

(D) Administrative cost rates for the bureau of workers' compensation and bureau of workers' compensation board of directors.

(1) Private employers: 13.05 per cent of premium effective July 1, 2013.

(2) Public employer taxing districts: 8.25 per cent of premium effective January 1, 2013.

(3) Public employer state agencies: 10.63 per cent of premium effective July 1, 2013.

(E) Administrative cost rates for the industrial commission.

(1) Private employers: 1.95 per cent of premium effective July 1, 2013.

(2) Public employer taxing districts: 1.81 per cent of premium effective January 1, 2013.

(3) Public employer state agencies: 3.22 per cent of premium effective July 1, 2013.

Effective: 07/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121
Rule Amplifies: 4123.341 , 4123.342
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/90, 7/1/91, 7/1/91, 7/1/93, 7/1/94, 1/1/95, 7/1/95, 7/1/96, 7/1/97, 7/1/98, 7/1/99, 7/1/00, 7/1/01, 7/1/02, 7/1/03, 7/1/04, 7/1/06, 7/1/07, 7/1/08, 7/1/09, 7/1/10, 7/1/11, 7/1/12