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This week, State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) announced the passage of House Bill 207, legislation which addresses issues of workers’ compensation claims that involve motor vehicle accidents caused by a third party.


Under current law, the Administrator of Worker’s Compensation charges claims based on a motor vehicle accident to the employer’s experience. This often leads to the removal of employers from group rating programs and drastic increases in their insurance premiums.


The legislation addresses this issue in regards to accidents involving an employee, when a third party is at fault, by charging such claims to the Surplus Fund Account.


“This legislation comes down to a fairness issue,” said Representative Sprague. “If the employee didn’t do anything wrong, insurance rates shouldn’t be increased.”


House Bill 207 will now await consideration in the Ohio Senate.

 
 
 
  
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