This week House Bill 207 cleared both the Senate floor and House concurrence. The bill enables claims costs to be charged to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) surplus fund rather than a state fund employer’s experience when a motor vehicle accident-related workers’ compensation claim is likely to be subrogated by a third party.
OMA Safety and Workers’ Compensation Chairman Larry Holmes, Sr. V.P., Finance, Fort Recovery Industries, Inc., provided proponent testimony on behalf of the OMA last fall during committee hearings. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Kasich for his signature.