On or before the first day of July of every year, the administrator of workers' compensation shall estimate the gross payroll of all state employers for the succeeding biennium or fiscal year.
The administrator shall determine and certify for the office of budget and management that rate or rates which, when applied to the gross payroll estimate, will produce an amount equal to the estimated cost of awards or claim payments to be made during the like fiscal period, as determined by the administrator.
The rate certified shall be applied and made a part of the gross payroll calculation for the period for which the foregoing estimates have been made, in conformity with section 125.21 of the Revised Code. The amounts collected shall be remitted to the bureau of workers' compensation as provided in section 125.21 of the Revised Code.
If the historical amounts remitted to the bureau are greater or less than historical awards or claim payments , the difference shall be returned to the state employer or recovered by the bureau in a manner determined by the administrator .
In fixing the amount of contribution to be made by the state and each of its departments, agencies, and instrumentalities, the administrator shall classify departments, agencies, and instrumentalities into such groups as will equitably determine the contributions in accordance with their expected individual accident experience so that the state and its departments, agencies, and instrumentalities contribute an amount sufficient to meet individual obligations and the obligations of the participants in total.
Moneys collected from state employers shall not be used to pay compensation or other benefits attributable to service of persons as employees of counties or taxing districts therein, nor shall moneys collected from counties and taxing districts therein be used to pay compensation or other benefits attributable to service of persons as employees of the state.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 493, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.
Effective Date: 09-16-1998