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Mar. 18, 2019 Welcoming our new President & CEO. Trevor Alexander has joined WCB-Alberta as our new President & CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in Canadian workers’ compensation to his leadership. Learn more about Trevor.
Feb. 26, 2019 Prolonged exposure therapy workshop. Dr. Elna Yadin will be at Millard Health June 3-6 presenting a workshop on how to implement prolonged exposure therapy for survivors of trauma. Find out more..
Jan. 29, 2019 Cannabis and work. As part of cannabis legalization, provincial governments are responsible for ensuring workplace safety. In Alberta, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act addresses impairment that causes unsafe work conditions. Learn more about the responsibilities of workers and employers.
Jan. 18, 2019 New President and CEO. The Board of Directors has selected a new WCB-Alberta President & CEO. Trevor Alexander joins the organization on March 18. Find out more.
Jan. 15, 2019 2019 Policy Project Plan. The plan reflects stakeholder priorities and input from the 2017 Review Report. The plan is open for consultation until March 12.
Jan. 8, 2019 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claims cost threshold for no-time-lost claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,500 for claims occurring in 2019. Learn more.
Dec. 18, 2018 Annual return deadline is Feb. 28, 2019. Your online password will be mailed to you at the beginning of January, and it will help get you started. Find out more.
Nov. 28, 2018 2019 premium rates. Our rate setting process ensures the long-term stability of the workers’ compensation system and the protection of benefits for injured workers well into the future. In 2019, the average premium rate will be $1.08.
Nov. 5, 2018 Premium rate manual. Our on-line premium rate manual has a new look and provides employers with easier navigation to find information regarding their industry classification. You can view the manual here.
Oct. 23, 2018 2019 rate statements. Employers, your 2019 premium rate statement will be in your Loss Control Reporting (LCR) mailbox in Dec. Don't have access to LCR? Sign up by November 29 to access your statement online.
Sept. 25, 2018 We’ve made some changes to your premium rate statement. We’ve simplified the look and the messaging on your premium rate statement to make it even easier for you to understand. As a result of this system upgrade, the next statement you receive will be a detailed statement. Questions? Please call us at 780-498-3999 or toll free at 1-866-922-9221.
Sept. 5, 2018 There have been numerous policy changes resulting from Bill 30, effective September 1.
Aug. 31, 2018 Every successful return to work starts with a great plan. New legislation makes it even more important for all Alberta employers and their workers to work together to have a solid return-to-work plan in place when injuries happen. We're here to help. Learn more about your obligations as an employer and as an injured worker.
June 29, 2018 Maximum insurable earnings are changing. As a result of updated legislation, beginning September 1, 2018 there will no longer be a cap on workers' insurable earnings (i.e., the earnings used to set wage loss benefits).
Learn more about what this means for employers.
June 12, 2018 Online consultations open for your feedback. We're looking for feedback on proposed updates to our Funding Policy, our stakeholder engagement approach, and WCB-Alberta's Board of Directors competency matrix.
June 12, 2018 New Employer Report Card available. We’ve improved the information you’ll find in the Employer Report Card. It’s easier to read and includes more detailed information about the duration and costs of your claims. This is only one of the many reports accessible through myWCB. Sign in to myWCB to learn more.
June 4, 2018 Employment health benefits. Under new legislation effective Sept. 1, employers are required to continuing paying the health benefits of their injured workers. This means that injured workers are now entitled to the same health benefits they had before the accident. Learn more.
May 1, 2018 Know your obligations after a workplace injury. Every successful return to work starts with a great plan. New legislation effective Sept. 1 makes it even more important for employers and their workers to know their obligations and responsibilities when an injury happens. Learn more.
May 1, 2018 Policy changes. Your feedback has helped us finalize numerous policies that come into effect Sept. 1. Find out more about the policies.
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.
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.

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