Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers

Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers Premium penalties waived for employers effective April 1 until June 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis Regina, Sask., March 30, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is introducing additional relief measures for employers who are unable to pay their WCB premium payments. Effective April 1 until June 30, 2020, the WCB will waive penalties and interest charges for late premium payments. The Government of Saskatchewan announced various measures to support provincial business owners during the COVID-19 crisis. To provide further relief for Saskatchewan employers, the WCB is: Forgiving interest and penalties [...]

2020-03-30T15:33:49-06:00Mar 30, 2020|Comments Off on Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers

Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019

Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019 Total injury rate decreases by 9 per cent and Time Loss injury rate decreases by 6.5 per cent 2019 Total injury rate was 4.95 per 100 workers 2019 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 1.86 per 100 workers 41 rate codes (84 per cent of rate codes) had a lower Total injury rate than in 2018 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries Regina, Sask., March 11, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) released its injury statistics today announcing that the 2019 workplace injury rates [...]

2020-03-11T14:59:52-06:00Mar 11, 2020|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019

Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer Regina, Sask., Feb. 20, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is announcing today that Crystal Nett will join the organization in the role of chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president of corporate services. Nett will join the WCB on Feb. 24, 2020, taking over from Ann Schultz, who is retiring after eight years of dedicated service to the organization. Schultz will stay on briefly in a consultative role during the transition period. “We are thrilled to be able to smoothly transition from one exceptional leader to another,” said the WCB’s chief [...]

2020-02-21T08:26:31-06:00Feb 20, 2020|Comments Off on Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded Injury claims previously not covered by the WCB will be reviewed under the new amendments  Regina, SK, Feb. 11, 2020 – Recent amendments to The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) have expanded the list of occupational diseases covered by the rebuttable presumption for firefighters. The expanded list now includes six additional cancers that were not previously covered by the WCB. “The added cancers recognize the changing demographics among firefighters, with half of the additional cancers impacting females,” said Phillip Germain, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board. The expanded list of occupational diseases covered by [...]

2020-02-10T17:03:59-06:00Feb 11, 2020|Comments Off on Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded

WCB approves 2020 premium rates

WCB approves 2020 premium rates The 2020 rate marks the first time in 12 years the average premium rate has not dropped Regina, Sask., Dec. 4, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2020 average employer premium rate of $1.17 per hundred dollars of payroll. This is the same rate as 2019, marking the first time in 12 years the average premium rate has not dropped. “While our average premium rate hasn’t changed from last year’s rate, average premium rates will go up for some industries and down for others,” said the WCB’s CEO Phil Germain. [...]

2019-12-04T09:54:14-06:00Dec 4, 2019|Comments Off on WCB approves 2020 premium rates

WCB announces proposed 2020 average employer premium rate

WCB announces proposed 2020 average employer premium rate Average preliminary rate will remain at $1.17 Regina, SK, Oct. 23, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)’s 2020 proposed average employer premium rate will remain at $1.17 per hundred dollars of payroll. This is the same rate as in 2019. The announcement was made today in Prince Albert at the WCB’s annual rate setting meeting with Saskatchewan workers, employers and stakeholders. “After more than a decade of decreases to our average premium rate, the average rate will not drop in 2020. Instead, our expected average rate will remain the same [...]

2019-10-23T10:07:21-06:00Oct 23, 2019|Comments Off on WCB announces proposed 2020 average employer premium rate

View and pay your Statement of Account online

View and pay your Statement of Account online The WCB is always looking for ways to improve service to you, our customers. That’s why you are now able to view your Statement of Account (SOA) online with your WCB Online Account. With your WCB Online Account under Statement of Account, you can: View your current balance owing, and Sign up to be notified by email when you have a new bill. This will ensure you don’t miss a payment with the WCB. To view your Statement of Account, pay your balance or sign up for an email notification when your [...]

2019-08-01T15:41:00-06:00Aug 6, 2019|Comments Off on View and pay your Statement of Account online

Employer Revised Payroll

Revise your 2019 payroll estimate online At the beginning of the year, you submitted your estimated payroll for 2019 to the WCB. Your estimated payroll should be as accurate as possible. If your actual payroll will be 50 per cent higher than your initial estimate, you need to update it to avoid a six per cent penalty of the assessed difference. To update the payroll estimate you submitted, you can use your existing WCB Online Account or email our office at employerservices@wcbsask.com; please include your firm number. If your payroll estimate is still correct, you do not need to make [...]

2019-06-26T15:14:30-06:00Jun 26, 2019|Comments Off on Employer Revised Payroll

WCB’s Annual General Meeting

WCB’s Annual General Meeting 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero Total injury rate increases to 5.44 (per 100 workers) & Time Loss injury increases to 1.99 (per 100 workers) REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) held its Annual General Meeting today in Regina and in Saskatoon on May 2. WCB CEO Peter Federko and members of the WCB executive shared the 2018 financial and operating results with Saskatchewan workers, employers and partners who were in attendance. “The WCB remains fully funded with the ability to cover the future costs of all claims in the [...]

2019-05-01T12:12:29-06:00May 1, 2019|Comments Off on WCB’s Annual General Meeting

Saskatchewan WCB’s Board announces new Chief Executive Officer

Saskatchewan WCB’s Board announces new Chief Executive Officer REGINA, SK – Following the retirement announcement of Peter Federko in 2018, the WCB Board has completed an exhaustive search for a new CEO and are pleased to announce that Phillip Germain has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. Mr. Germain has been with the WCB for almost 15 years in leadership roles for the majority of his tenure. Throughout his time here, he has proven his leadership abilities, demonstrated a life-long commitment to safety and prevention both locally and internationally, and [...]

2019-05-14T11:35:39-06:00Apr 25, 2019|Comments Off on Saskatchewan WCB’s Board announces new Chief Executive Officer