State-funded Ohio employers can get a workers’ compensation premium credit in motor vehicle accident cases

As part of Ohio House Bill 207 , the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation will now credit the risk experience of state funded employers for claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents in which their employee was not found to be at fault.  The provisions of HB 207 became effective for accidents occurring on or after July 1, 2007.  The law requires that either: a) the third party at-fault driver have active insurance; or b) that the employer have active uninsured motorist’s insurance coverage.

In order to claim the credit, the employer must file an AC-28 Request to Charge the Surplus Fund for Non-At-Fault Motor Vehicle Accident (AC-28).  The AC-28 must be accompanied by: a) proof that the workers’ compensation claim arose out of a motor accident caused by a third party; b) proof that the third party was issued a citation; and c) proof that either the third party had valid insurance or that the employer’s policy covers the claim under the uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

A more detailed discussion of the plan can be found here.

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