Ohio Businesses With Unpaid Workers’ Comp Bills Estimated at $235 Million

July 18, 2008

Ohio businesses that aren’t paying insurance bills to cover injured workers can expect a visit from the state.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said July 16 that it is creating a compliance unit to pursue businesses with lapsed workers’ compensation bills. Bureau Administrator Marsha Ryan said all businesses need to pay their share.

The highest priority will go to those who owe more than $10,000 in back premiums and penalties. About 5,540 Ohio employers fall into that category, owing an estimated $235 million collectively to the state. Of those, 1,477 have filed injured worker claims in the past two years.

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