WCB approves 2019 premium rates

WCB approves 2019 premium rates Average premium rate decreases by 1.7% REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2019 average employer premium rate of $1.17 per hundred dollars of payroll, a decrease of 1.7 per cent from the 2018 rate of $1.19. The 2019 rate marks the 12th consecutive year the rate has dropped, making it the lowest rate in more than 30 years. The 2019 average rate is 42.9 per cent below the 16-year high of $2.05 in 2004. “Because of the safety focus of many employers and workers, many industry rate codes have [...]

2018-12-11T10:29:31+00:00 Dec 11, 2018|Comments Off on WCB approves 2019 premium rates

WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity Regina, SK – As part of ongoing efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities in the province, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is undertaking steps to strengthen ties between researchers and Saskatchewan’s primary injury prevention partners – WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS), research institutions and industry safety associations. As WorkSafe works to build safety research capacity in Saskatchewan, Dr. Sean Tucker has joined WorkSafe as the Associate Director of Research. “Dr. Tucker’s abundant experience in health and safety research will be a great asset in [...]

2018-10-31T16:50:32+00:00 Oct 31, 2018|Comments Off on WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years Company wins gold in public sector/non-profit category of Canada's Safest Employers awards Four years ago, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) was added to the Workers’ Compensation Board’s top 50 priority list due to its workplace injuries being above the industry standard. Today, the organization has its lowest medical aid and lost-time claims in five years. Read full story here: https://www.cos-mag.com/personal-process-safety/38061-sgi-turns-safety-culture-around-in-4-years/

2018-10-30T16:47:26+00:00 Oct 26, 2018|Comments Off on SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years

Employers: Here’s what to include on your medical restrictions form

Employers: Here's what to include on your medical restrictions form The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is asking employers to include the following notation on the medical restrictions form (if you use one): If this form is being used for a work injury at the initial visit, please bill WCB code 640. Please supply your injured workers with a medical restrictions form. Workers should provide this form to their care provider during their first visit for return-to-work counselling. This form outlines what the worker can or can’t do at work because of their injury. There are many names that are [...]

2018-10-25T13:57:04+00:00 Oct 17, 2018|Comments Off on Employers: Here’s what to include on your medical restrictions form

WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate

WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate Average preliminary rate suggests a 1.7% decrease from 2018 Saskatchewan’s 2019 preliminary employer premium rate decreases for 12th consecutive year 2019 proposed average premium rate is expected to decrease to $1.17 from $1.19 in 2018 42.5% of Saskatchewan employers will see a decrease or no change to their 2019 premium rate Premium rates for 57.5% of employers will increase next year 2019 proposed premium rate reflects the WCB’s complete transition to the enhanced rate model that was implemented in 2018 REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is proposing [...]

2018-10-16T14:52:58+00:00 Oct 16, 2018|Comments Off on WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate

Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018

Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018 REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released data today documenting a rise in the number of workplace fatalities in the province during the first eight months of 2018. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 of 2018, there were 37 workplace fatalities. “Workplace fatalities are higher than we have seen in the past few years,” said Phil Germain, Vice President of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. “As employers, workers and professional organizations, together we must take steps to reverse the trend. The solutions will come from everyone working together.” Over [...]

2018-10-11T13:53:48+00:00 Oct 11, 2018|Comments Off on Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018

WCB rate setting information sessions

WCB rate setting information sessions Regina, SK – Every fall, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) holds two public rate setting information sessions for the coming year. The sessions for the 2019 preliminary premium rates will take place: Regina Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Queensbury Centre – Evraz Place (Salon 3) 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Saskatoon Wednesday, October 17, 2017 Hilton Garden Inn (Garden Ballroom) 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The sessions will provide information on the rate setting process, the Experience Rating Program, key factors that affect premium rates [...]

2018-10-11T11:29:52+00:00 Oct 11, 2018|Comments Off on WCB rate setting information sessions

WCB Payment Statements

WCB Payment Statements At the WCB, we are always looking for ways to improve how we serve you, our customers. That’s why, as of Oct. 9, 2018, we will improve our payment statements to make them clearer. When it applies to you, your statement will include overpayment transactions, payment transactions with any additions and/or deductions, and messages with any pertinent information specifically for you. You will find your name and address at the bottom of the payment statement. We’ve created Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to show you how the payment statement will change. Payment Statement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)      [...]

2018-11-14T16:22:26+00:00 Sep 24, 2018|Comments Off on WCB Payment Statements

WCB Annual General Meeting

WCB Annual General Meeting Total injury rate dropped to 5.25 (per 100 workers) Time loss injury rate remained the same at 1.86 (per 100 workers) 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero REGINA, SK – Today the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) held its Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon and in Regina on Thursday, May 3. WCB CEO Peter Federko shared the 2017 financial and operating results with Saskatchewan workers, employers and partners. “The WCB maintains a solid financial position at year end and we remain financially stable and fully funded at December 31, 2017,” said Federko. “The [...]

2018-05-02T20:23:16+00:00 May 2, 2018|Comments Off on WCB Annual General Meeting

WCB releases 2017 operating results

WCB releases 2017 operating results WCB remains fully funded at 117.8 per cent Record number of Saskatchewan workers covered – 423,527 Time loss injury rate remains constant at 1.86 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2017 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky said the report indicates that the WCB remains fully funded and able to cover the future costs of all claims in the system. “As Saskatchewan’s labour force continues to grow, it remains important for us to maintain a solid funding [...]

2018-03-27T15:01:01+00:00 Mar 27, 2018|Comments Off on WCB releases 2017 operating results