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)                                                                                    [...]

2018-09-28T16:25:54+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

Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces

Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces Regina, SK – Key elements of a violence prevention program, creating mentally healthy workplaces and understanding asbestos are three prominent issues facing workplaces today. To help address these issues, those topics are featured on the second and final day of the 21st annual Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute. “To ensure workers and employers can adapt to the latest workplace health and safety challenges, we are bringing in world class speakers to provide relevant and timely information on pressing issues,” said WCB CEO Peter Federko. “Workplace violence, [...]

2018-03-20T09:21:16+00:00 Mar 20, 2018|Comments Off on Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today Regina, SK – Today’s workplaces are changing and becoming more diverse. With these changes comes new health and safety issues and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is working to assist on what workers and employers need to know. The WCB’s 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today at Queensbury Centre in Regina. More than 440 people will attend over the course of two days. The event features several world class guest speakers who will address current workplace health and safety issues, including cannabis, mental health [...]

2018-03-19T09:27:11+00:00 Mar 19, 2018|Comments Off on WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence

Canadian health and safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute

Canadian health & safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute Regina, SK – The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is bringing Emma Nicolson, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), to speak at the WCB’s annual Compensation Institute, March 19-20. Emma is a national specialist who provides guidance to employers and employees on workplace health and safety. She will speak on workplace factors that [...]

2018-03-12T10:01:36+00:00 Mar 12, 2018|Comments Off on Canadian health and safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute

The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system

The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system As the WCB continues to improve how we serve you, we are introducing a new phone system that will better equip us to answer your calls. As part of the transition to the new phone system, when you call the WCB, you may hear generic messaging instead of a personal voice. However, you can still leave a personal message to a specific person by pressing 1 or press 2 to go to the inquiry line. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to serving you.

2018-03-06T13:18:19+00:00 Mar 6, 2018|Comments Off on The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system