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Crime and Bond

Crime/Bond Overview

State of Ohio Government Employee Dishonesty Coverage 

Employee Dishonesty (crime insurance ) coverage is the same as a fidelity bond. The policy covers loss of money, securities, and other properties resulting directly from theft committed by an employee, which includes temporaries working as a substitute for a permanent employee on leave, or to meet any seasonal or short-term work load condition. The policy limit is $500,000 per occurrence, and each claim is subject to a $5,000 deductible. Excess employee dishonesty and coverage for additional exposures is available by request from agencies.

The program also includes a scheduled position public official bond for all appointed officials and employees required by law to give bond for faithful performance of duty. The penal sum varies depending on the statutory requirement.

Public Official Bonds for Elected Officials

The DAS Office of Risk Management (ORM) does not procure the bonds for elected officials, unless requested by the official elect or the transition team. However, ORM will answer any general question an official elect might have regarding the bonding process.

Before entering upon the discharge of the duties, the following four (4) elected officials must give bond to the State of Ohio conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties:

Elected Official ORC Section Penal Sum Bond Deposit
Attorney General 109.06 $5,000 Secretary of State
Auditor of State 117.03 $20,000 Secretary of State
Secretary of State 111.02 $100,000 Director of DAS
Treasurer of State 113.02 $1,000,000 Secretary of State

 

It is incumbent upon each elected official to procure the bond as required by Ohio law. Failure to give bond has the same effect as refusing to accept the office (see RC § 3.30).

Per RC § 3929.17 the premium for the public official bond shall be paid by the state.

To procure a bond the official elect may contact the state’s insurance broker of record, or his or her own insurance agent/broker. State Broker of Record contact information is as follows:

Justin Swarbrick
First Vice President
Alliant insurance Services, Inc.
1050 Wilshire Drive, Suite 210
Troy, MI 48084
Tel: (248) 205-2931


DOCUMENTS

Crime Insurance Policy
Crime Insurance Schedule
Bond - Scheduled Public Officials
Public Officials Bond Schedule
Individual Bond Schedule
Public Employee Dishonesty Claim Procedure


PRIMARY CONTACTS

Traci Heyer, 614-466-6961, traci.heyer@das.ohio.gov

Bobbi Miller, 614-752-0486, bobbi.miller@das.ohio.gov