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Monday, January 1, 2018


Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has the authority under The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) to assess and collect from employers the revenue required to fund the compensation system. While some employers are self-insured (they pay the actual dollar-for-dollar costs of compensation, plus a share of WCB administrative costs), the majority (those in Class E) pay for the costs of compensation based on WCB assessments of their payroll and cost of claims.

The WCB uses a rate-setting model to determine the assessment rate for each Class E employer. The purpose of the assessment rate model is to fairly apportion the revenue requirements among Class E employers. The purpose of this policy is to establish the principles and describe the features of the rate-setting model when calculating the assessment rate paid by an employer in Class E annually.


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