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News and announcements

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. Find out more about the proposed changes and how you can provide your input.
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. 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.

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