A group meeting all the requirements for
group rating shall be considered as a single employing entity for purposes of
group experience rating. The eligibility of data for use in the group shall be
the same as the eligibility of data for use in the individual employer's rate
calculation. Credibility limits and all factors based upon credibility will
apply at the group level. For catastrophe claims, the definition of a
catastrophe under paragraph (A) of rule
the Administrative Code must be satisfied by an individual employer in the
group to be eligible for catastrophe claim cost relief, although more than one
individual employer in the group may qualify for catastrophe relief from the
same catastrophe occurrence. Handicap charges to surplus shall be applied at
the group level.
operations or manuals of a risk electing group rating are subject to group
July 1, 2002, except with respect to mergers or transfers of the operations of
a business, an employer's experience may be combined once during a policy year
to create an experience modification for multiple employers grouped together
for experience rating purposes.
(D) Employers participating in a group rating
plan may implement the drug free workplace program.
(E) An employer that is in a cancelled
coverage status for at least one full rating year as of the date that the
experience modification of a group of which it had been a member is
recalculated, will not be liable for any obligation nor will such employer
receive the benefit of any credit associated the recalculation.
Ohio Admin. Code
Effective Dates: 10/2/90, 7/1/01