WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

Regina – A former equipment operator was sentenced today in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $80,000.00. The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a two year less a day Conditional Sentence Order. He is to adhere to a curfew of 11pm to 6am for the first six months. A Restitution Order and victim’s surcharge were also imposed. The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment. [...]

2016-12-20T15:30:31-06:00Dec 20, 2016|Comments Off on WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

WCB’s 2017 Assessable Earnings

In 2017, the maximum assessable earning is $76,086. Employers are asked to provide a payroll estimate at the beginning of the year so the WCB can determine employers’ premiums. The payroll estimate should always be an accurate reflection of what an employer will be paying to their workers in the year. Employers only need to report wages for each worker up to the maximum assessable earnings each year. For example, if you have a worker who receives a T4 for $100,000, you are only required to report $76,086 for that worker. Make sure that this estimate is always current because [...]

2018-05-25T14:06:06-06:00Dec 13, 2016|Comments Off on WCB’s 2017 Assessable Earnings

WCB Approves 2017 Employer Premium Rates – Saskatchewan rates expected to be third lowest in the country

REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) approved the 2017 average employer premium rate for 48,357 employers covered by workers’ compensation. Employer premium rates have dropped from the 2016 average rate of $1.34 to $1.24, which is a 7.5 per cent decrease. WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky said, “Our 2017 average premium rate is the lowest rate in over thirty years and makes us the third lowest in the country. This is good news. However, our goal is not to have the lowest premium rates. Our goal is to remain fully funded in order to protect employers and meet [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:52-06:00Dec 5, 2016|Comments Off on WCB Approves 2017 Employer Premium Rates – Saskatchewan rates expected to be third lowest in the country