WCB Approves 2014 Employer Premium Rates

Average Premium Rate Drops 4.4% to $1.51 Lowest Rate Schedule in Nearly 30 Years 33,583 Employers Have 2014 Rate Reduction Safety Performance and Higher Reported Payrolls Key Factors The WCB Board has approved a 2014 premium schedule with lower premiums for employers in 40 industry codes. The decreases range from 0.9% to 12.0%, and drop the average premium rate from $1.58 to $1.51 per hundred dollars of payroll. WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky says it is the lowest rate schedule approved since 1987 and that the average premium rate is 26.3% below an eleven-year high of  $2.05 in 2004. The schedule [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:54+00:00 Nov 29, 2013|Comments Off on WCB Approves 2014 Employer Premium Rates

WCB Claimant Sentenced in Theft Conviction

A former labourer was sentenced today for two counts of theft in Swift Current Provincial Court. The former WCB claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement benefits. He was sentenced to a six month conditional sentence, with the first three months served as 24-hour house arrest. He was also ordered to abstain from drugs or alcohol, not to attend any licensed establishments, and to repay $8,765.00 to the WCB. The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and care providers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:54+00:00 Nov 25, 2013|Comments Off on WCB Claimant Sentenced in Theft Conviction

A new website, built around you

It was time to refresh our website. We asked you what you wanted. You told us, and now we're delivering. The new website: Is transaction based and mobile friendly. We built it around what you wanted and needed to do business with us. The new website works whether you’re at your desktop, using a mobile device, a laptop or a tablet. Aims to have what you are looking for never more than two or three clicks away. Kept our URL: wcbsask.com. Has a new URL - myaccount.wcbsask.com - on the secure side of our website,where secure accounts are created and [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:54+00:00 Nov 18, 2013|Comments Off on A new website, built around you

WCB Prepares for New Legislation

Our legislation is changing. A new Act, called The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 is expected to take effect on January 1, 2014. We are getting ready for the new legislation. Our policies and procedures, publications and website are being revised. We also are telling our employer and injured worker customers about what’s different with our new Act. We are getting ready for the new legislation. Our policies and procedures, publications and website are being revised. We also are telling our employer and injured worker customers about what’s different with our new Act. We have prepared information sheets for workers and [...]

2016-08-10T14:02:06+00:00 Nov 14, 2013|Comments Off on WCB Prepares for New Legislation