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Rule 4123-17-10 | Excess premiums.


The administrator of workers' compensation, with the advice and consent of the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors, has authority to approve contributions made to the state insurance fund by employers pursuant to sections 4121.121, 4123.29, 4123.32, and 4123.34 of the Revised Code. Pursuant to sections 4123.29 and 4123.34 of the Revised Code, the administrator is to keep premiums at the lowest level consistent with the maintenance of a solvent state insurance fund and of a reasonable surplus. Pursuant to section 4123.321 of the Revised Code, in the event there is developed as of any given premium rate revision date a surplus of earned premium over all losses which, in the judgment of the bureau's board of directors, is larger than is necessary adequately to safeguard the solvency of the fund, the bureau's board of directors may return such excess surplus to the subscriber to the fund in either the form of cash refunds or a reduction of premiums, regardless of when the premium obligation has accrued. The bureau's board of directors has full discretion and authority to determine whether there is an excess surplus of premium; whether to return the excess surplus to employers; the nature of the cash refunds or reduction of premiums; the employers who are subscribers to the state insurance fund who are eligible for the cash refunds or reduction of premiums; the payroll period or periods for which a reduction of premium has accrued and the premium payment for which the reduction of premium applies; the applicable date of the cash refunds or reduction of premiums; and any other issues involving cash refunds or reduction of premiums due to an excess surplus of earned premium.

Last updated July 27, 2023 at 9:08 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121
Amplifies: 4123.29, 4123.32, 4123.34
Five Year Review Date: 6/1/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 10/21/1999 (Emer.), 3/30/2000 (Emer.), 5/1/2000, 4/28/2003, 10/16/2008, 8/1/2018