Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dann continues to ask Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for more information on alleged premium price fixing

Columbus -- State Senator Marc Dann, the Democratic nominee for Ohio Attorney General, sent another public records request to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The latest request comes following the partial release of an ongoing internal audit on allegations that manual reductions of some employer’s BWC rates and assessments were done after complaining to their state legislators about the high premiums they were paying. Senator Dann, also sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney requesting an investigation to begin looking into these allegations.

“The audit released yesterday raises more questions, than it answers,” said Senator Dann. “I have given the BWC another public records request, which is narrower in focus, and I have asked the documents be released to my office today. After reviewing the audit, I also think it is crucial to have an outside investigation from the U.S. Attorney to determine if political influence was used to help lower some employers rates, while other businesses were forced to pay higher premiums.”

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