News and announcements

March 27, 2018 Legislative changes effective April 1. Enhanced coverage is available for injured workers diagnosed with psychological injuries following a traumatic event at work. April 1 legislation also includes additional occupations for presumptive PTSD and cardiac coverage. Learn more.
March 6, 2018 2018 legislative changes. Learn more about legislative changes taking place in 2018, including effective dates and how you can stay informed throughout the year.
February 6, 2018 Policy updates. We've made amendments to several policies as a result of legislative changes. You can review recent updates in our Policies and Information Manual.
January 9, 2018 No increase to claims cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no-time-lost claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will remain at $1,400 for claims occurring in 2018. Learn more.
January 2, 2018 Policy consultation. Online consultations on several upcoming legislative changes start today. We want to hear from you—find out more about the changes and how you can get involved.
December 1, 2017 Annual return deadline is Feb. 28, 2018. Your online password will be mailed to you at the beginning of January. Learn more about reporting your insurable earnings.
November 29, 2017 2018 premium rates. The premiums employers pay fund the workers’ compensation system, and ensure injured workers receive the benefits they need now and in the future. In 2018, the average industry rate will remain flat at $1.02.
November 7, 2017 Board member vacancies. We are currently inviting applications to fill four vacancies on our Board of Directors. You can learn more about the current vacancy opportunities on the Government of Alberta's Public agencies, boards and commissions website.
July 6, 2017 WCB Review Panel shares recommendations. The WCB Review Panel has delivered its recommendations report to the Government of Alberta; the report is available on the Review Panel's website. Read our Board Chair's statement on the report of recommendations.
June 13, 2017 Save the date: 16th annual Health and Safety Conference. The Health & Safety Conference Society of Alberta is hosting its annual health and safety conference and trade fair Oct. 26 and 27 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This includes 19 sessions featuring a variety of topics. For more information, and to register, visit the website.
June 13, 2017 Our AGM webcast is available online. If you couldn’t attend in person, you can watch our AGM webcast online. The webcast will be available until July 11. View it now.
May 1, 2017 Our 2017 Annual General Meeting is June 8. You can join us in Edmonton for this year’s event or at our live broadcast in Calgary. If you can’t make it to either location, a live webcast will also be available online. Registration opens May 24.
April 11, 2017 Every worker has the right to report an injury. We have posters available to remind workers of their right to report workplace injuries. View our posters.
March 14, 2017 Day of Mourning. On April 28, join us in honouring those who were killed, injured or disabled on the job. Request materials now to recognize the International Day of Mourning.
January 31, 2017 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no time loss claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,400 for claims occurring in 2017. Learn more.

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