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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

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

WCB releases 2018 operating results

WCB releases 2018 operating results WCB remains fully funded at 115.2 per cent Workplace Total injury rate increases to 5.44 per 100 workers Time Loss injury rate increases to 1.99 per 100 workers 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero   REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2018 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky said the WCB remains fully funded with the ability to cover the future costs of all claims in the system. “As our labour force has grown over the past decade, workplace safety becomes more and [...]

2019-04-16T15:28:57-06:00Apr 16, 2019|Comments Off on WCB releases 2018 operating results

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention 22nd annual Compensation Institute starts today Saskatoon, SK – As our workplaces constantly evolve, Saskatchewan workers and employers are faced with new health and safety challenges. In an effort to help keep workplaces safe, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is working to provide resources for workers and employers. The WCB’s 22nd annual health and safety event, Compensation Institute, starts today at TCU Place in Saskatoon. More than 585 people will attend over the course of two days. “Every workplace in our province is dealing with new complications. Workers and employers are striving [...]

2019-03-26T09:22:46-06:00Mar 26, 2019|Comments Off on WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention 

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention 22nd annual Compensation Institute starts today Saskatoon, SK – As our workplaces constantly evolve, Saskatchewan workers and employers are faced with new health and safety challenges. In an effort to help keep workplaces safe, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is working to provide resources for workers and employers. The WCB’s 22nd annual health and safety event, Compensation Institute, starts today at TCU Place in Saskatoon. More than 585 people will attend over the course of two days. “Every workplace in our province is dealing with new complications. Workers and employers are striving [...]

2019-03-25T09:14:13-06:00Mar 25, 2019|Comments Off on WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and injury prevention 

Saskatchewan’s 2018 workplace Total injury rate increases slightly

Saskatchewan’s 2018 workplace Total injury rate increases slightly Total injury rate increases by 3.62%, while Time Loss injury rate increases by 6.99% 2018 Total injury rate was 5.44 per 100 workers Time Loss injury rate was 1.99 per 100 workers 22 rate codes (44.90% of rate codes) had a lower Total injury rate than in 2017 88% of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released its 2018 injury rates today. The workplace Total injury rate for 2018 was 5.44 per 100 workers, a 3.6 per cent increase from 2017. “While we are seeing [...]

2019-03-18T08:58:47-06:00Mar 14, 2019|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s 2018 workplace Total injury rate increases slightly

Empowering WCB staff to make meaningful changes for customers

Empowering WCB staff to make meaningful changes for customers Even though Amber Van Parys was hearing impaired when she starting working for the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board in 2008, she had no trouble fulfilling her duties as a Claims Entitlement Specialist, thanks to her hearing aids and a special phone and headset provided by her employer. “I was able to do my job happily and without stress,” says Van Parys, in an email. “I felt my employer had gone out of their way to ensure this, which meant very much to me.” But after returning to work after the births [...]

2019-02-13T13:15:48-06:00Feb 13, 2019|Comments Off on Empowering WCB staff to make meaningful changes for customers