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Rule 4123-17-12 | Catastrophe claims.


(A) A "catastrophe" is defined as an occurrence in which two or more employees of one employer are killed or receive injuries resulting in permanent and total disability.

(B) "Catastrophe cost" is defined as the costs enumerated in section 4123.30 of the Revised Code, including reserves for these costs, as a direct result of a catastrophe.

(C) Catastrophe cost in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars shall not be included in the experience of a classification code or of an employer.

(D) Catastrophe cost in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars for a retrospective policy year as defined in rule 4123-17-41 of the Administrative Code, shall not be included in the annual evaluation or final settlement of that retrospective policy year.

(E) Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule, the administrator of workers' compensation may consider any special circumstances which may affect the determination of a catastrophe.

Last updated July 2, 2024 at 11:26 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.121, 4121.13, 4121.30
Amplifies: 4123.29, 4123.34
Five Year Review Date:
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/1977, 7/1/1978, 7/1/1979, 7/1/1980, 7/1/1981, 7/1/1982, 7/1/1984, 7/1/1989, 7/1/1990, 7/1/1991, 9/4/2014