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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 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

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

Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again

Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again Total injury rate drops 5.4% from 2016, however no change in time loss injury rate 2017 total injury rate was 5.25% Time loss injury rate remains at 1.86% 57% of rate codes have a lower total injury rate than in 2016 88% of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released its 2017 injury rates today. The total workplace injury rate for 2017 was 5.25 per cent, a 5.4 per cent drop from 2016. Since 2008, this represents an overall drop of 48.6 per cent (2008 [...]

2018-02-20T14:26:16+00:00 Feb 20, 2018|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again

WCB approves 2018 premium rates

Average premium rate drops for 11th consecutive year REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2018 average employer premium rate of $1.19, a decrease of four per cent from the 2017 rate of $1.24. This is the lowest rate in more than 30 years and it is the third lowest in Canada. The 2018 average rate is 42 per cent below the 15-year high of $2.05 in 2004. “Thanks to the safety focus of employers and workers, the number of workplace injuries we’re seeing in Saskatchewan continues to drop,” said WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky. “This [...]

2017-12-05T10:54:56+00:00 Dec 5, 2017|Comments Off on WCB approves 2018 premium rates

WorkSafe Regional Workshop

Regina, SK - The sixth annual WorkSafe Saskatchewan Regional Workshop is taking place at the Days Inn in Swift Current today. The day will include information on: Organizational Performance Metrics (OPM) Ergonomics: Why do workers get injured? Changes to Marijuana Legislation: Impact on the Workplace The morning features a session on ergonomics and why workers get injured. The afternoon’s featured session is changes to Canadian marijuana legislation and what impact it may have on the workplace. “We are committed to our mission of zero injuries, zero suffering and zero fatalities.” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention. “By bringing this one-day [...]

2017-11-02T10:45:46+00:00 Nov 2, 2017|Comments Off on WorkSafe Regional Workshop

Canada Day long weekend

Happy Canada Day. Long weekends are a great opportunity to plan a much needed getaway. While planning your trip, please remember the following important safety tips: Slow down in the orange zones. Remember to slow to 60/km or abide by the speed limits posted. Inspect your vehicle before you set out. Check your tires, gas, oil, and look for any damage that may be a hazard to you or other drivers. Don’t drink and drive. This applies to all vehicles: boats, cars, ATV's and recreational vehicles. Be sun safe. Apply sunscreen frequently to avoid burns. Protect yourself from insects. Let’s [...]

2017-06-21T15:29:11+00:00 Jun 21, 2017|Comments Off on Canada Day long weekend