New Brunswick Policy
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Changes to the Manitoba Rate Model in 2016

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the WCB will be introducing changes to its rate setting model in 2016.

Consultation started in 2013, and included feedback from a call for written submissions. Ongoing input and dialogue has been taking place with a stakeholder advisory group.

The consultative feedback was reviewed, with the recommended improvements, and compiled into a report available on the WCB website.

The recommendations called for a rate model that offered:

• More protection through collective liability, especially for small and medium employers.
• Less rate volatility and more stability for employers.
• A more balanced focus on prevention and return to work.

Employers can expect to receive more information from the WCB in the months ahead.

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Also in this Edition (Winter 2015):


Bill 6 for farms and ranches ALBERTA - New Bill 6 makes WCB Coverage Mandatory for Alberta farms.
Bill 6 makes Worker Compensation Board coverage mandatory for the agricultural sector
Changes to WC act in BC BRITISH COLUMBIA - Changes to the Workers Compensation Act Give WorkSafeBC Enhanced Powers.
Changes to the Act strengthen WorkSafeBC's ability to enforce compliance.
Union Safety Effect ONTARIO - Study examines Union safety effect in Construction Sector.
Unionized firms submit more work-related and less lost-time injury claims
New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK - New Toolkit to prevent violence against Nursing Home workers.
A Prevention toolkit for workers who encounter violent behaviour in their job.

Rates 2016


WSIB Policy ONTARIO - WSIB say 2016 premium rates will not increase.
The WSIB announced that it will not increase premium rates in 2016.

Manitoba Policy MANITOBA - Changes to the Manitoba Rate Model in 2016.
The WCB will be introducing changes to its rate setting model in 2016.
Saskatchewan Policy SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatchewan 2016 Premium rates drop.
Employers will see a WCB premium rate drop in 2016 due to improved safety performance.
YUKON - Workers' Compensation Board to pay surplus to Yukon employers
The Board plans to pay out $10 million in cash rebates to employers, in an effort to shrink a hefty $52 million reserve fund.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act change allows creation of safety associations
A bill to amend the act will allow for safety associations.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES - WSCC Releases New Code of Practice on Return to Work
The code outlines the key components and steps to develop a return to work program.
MANITOBA - Manitoba Trucking Association, SAFE Work launch safety initiative
In this program, the acronym RPM (generally known as "revolutions per minute"), stands for "Risk. Professionally Managed."
BRITISH COLUMBIA - BC Notable Policy Updates
LMAPR and OHS Citations policy and others.