Le Tigre Posted March 13 Report Share Posted March 13 3 hours ago, sparky151 said: Apparently there is a proposal that professional athletes under contract with professional teams be excluded from the State of Ohio's worker comp system. The NFL CBA still requires teams to provide coverage so the Bengals seem to be proposing privately supplied coverage. Not sure if the bill has any chance of passing or what other pro sports teams say about it. I work with a lot of public/governmental organizations nationwide, and only a handful of states are state-mandated “sole remedy” Workers Comp ones. Ohio, of course, is one of them. I see the other states with either hybrid state/private consortiums or direct private insuring on competition basis. Ohio does allow for “private insurance” for employers-but IIRC, it is for those with 500 or more employees. The Bengals/Browns combined may not meet that threshold. In any event— I would be quite interested in seeing what plans MB has to achieve the private insurance route. Generally, private insurance can be tailored with better flexibility, better benefits, and lower cost compared to that of straight bureau administered. And, if the main concern is going to be long-term disability claims by long-retired players, there would be private plans catered to that need. Going this route certainly isn’t “stripping coverage” from players—as the union is bloviating about. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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