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December 1, 2015 Maximum insurable earnings. The maximum insurable earnings for 2016 are $98,700, up from $95,300 in 2015. (The minimum for 2016 is increasing to $22,200 from $22,000.) Insurable earnings are the earnings you’re required to report to WCB in your annual return. For more detailed information, please see the fact sheet.
November 24, 2015 2016 premium rates. Our rate setting process ensures long-term stability and sustainability for our workers’ compensation system. In 2016, a challenging economy has resulted in modest premium rate increases for many industries. Find out more.
November 18, 2015 Potential changes to farming coverage. The Alberta government has proposed legislation to cover farm workers under the workers' compensation system beginning January 1. Learn how these changes might impact farm workers and owners.
October 19, 2015 2016 rate statements. Your annual premium rate statement is no longer mailed. It will be available electronically in mid-December. Sign-up for Loss Control Reporting under myWCB by November 30 to access your 2016 online rate statement when it becomes available.
October 19, 2015 Payment address change reminder. Last year we changed the payment mailing address to PO Box 2323, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3V3. Please ensure your records are changed to reflect this new payment only mailing address. Effective October 31, 2015 all mail sent to the old address - PO Box 2542, Calgary, AB - may be returned to the sender by Canada Post.
October 5, 2015 Better customer service? You bet! We'll be upgrading our internal employer account system in mid-November to help provide you with even better customer service. We appreciate your patience while we learn the new system.
July 9, 2015 Achieve the best recovery. Your worker plays an important role in his/her recovery and return to work. Find out more.
June 4, 2015 Click and read. Success stories? We've got them. WCB business information that you need to know? We've got that too. Check out the latest issue of WorkSIGHT.
June 3, 2015 2014 Annual Report. We and our stakeholders understand the impact an injury can have on our clients’ lives at work and at home. We focus on helping them recover and return to work. Our 2014 Annual Reportshares the results of that work.
May 1, 2015 You'll see a difference. The Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) program makes good business sense for Alberta employers. Find out how it can benefit you.
April 29, 2015 Electronic delivery of claim files now available. If you are requesting a copy of a claim file, electronic delivery is now an option. Using Secure File Transfer technology, we are pleased to offer a fast, easy and secure way of sharing information with you, directly to your email inbox. If you have questions about this new method of service delivery, please contact our Access to Information department at
April 27, 2015 She will never know her father. On April 28, people across Canada stop to remember workers killed, injured or disabled on the job. Join us in marking the National Day of Mourning to honour their memory. Find Day of Mourning resources and Rebecca's story here.