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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.
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.
December 16, 2016 2016 annual return. If you have workers, you're required to report your insurable earnings by February 28, 2017. Your annual return PIN letter will be mailed to you at the end of December/early January 2017. You can log in and submit your annual return starting on January 1, 2017.
November 30, 2016 2017 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 2017, the average industry rate will remain flat at $1.02.
October 25, 2016 2017 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 2017 online rate statement when it becomes available.
June 14, 2016 2015 surplus distribution. Better-than-expected investment returns in 2015 mean eligible employers will soon be receiving a surplus distribution. If your net rebate amount is under $200, it will be applied to your account. Find out more about the distribution.
June 9, 2016 Our AGM webcast is now available online. If you weren't able to attend in person, you can register to view our AGM webcast online. The webcast will be available for 30 days from today.
May 27, 2016 You're invited to our 2016 Annual General Meeting on June 9 in Edmonton. Register by June 3 at 780-498-8616 to attend this year's AGM, beginning at 10:30 a.m. If you're not able to attend, you can register to participate in our live webcast.
May 12, 2016 Join us in Edmonton on June 9 for our 2016 Annual General Meeting. Registration to attend in person or via live webcast opens May 27.
May 4, 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. We have information available for workers and employers who have been impacted by the wildfire in Fort McMurray.
March 24, 2016 Review of WCB. Find information on how to participate in the government's review of WCB here.
January 7, 2016 Details make the difference. The deadline to file your annual return is February 29, 2015. Your online password will be mailed to you in the beginning of January. Find out more.
January 6, 2016 Increase to claims cost threshold. The claim cost threshold for no time loss claims used in experience rating is reviewed annually and will increase to $1,300 effect for claims occurring in 2016.