Mar 21, 2013

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Ordered to Refund $859 Million to Ohio Employers

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Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle ruled on March 20, 2013, that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) must refund $859 million to approximately 264,000 employers. Judge McMonagle ruled that these employers were overcharged for workers’ compensation premiums from July 2001 to June 2009. During this time, employers that were in group premium rating programs were given discounts as high as 90 percent. Judge McMonagle ruled that the process of setting premiums by the BWC during this time period was unfair and unbalanced. The BWC gave discounted premiums to companies that joined group premium plans while charging companies not in these groups excessive premium rates to pay for these discounts...

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