The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board on Thursday announced the annual assessment rates for businesses are going down.
The Board also plans to pay out $10 million in cash rebates to employers, in an effort to shrink a hefty $52 million reserve fund.
Mark Pike, the board's chair, says claims costs are down, and the Board's investments are doing better than expected.
The surplus has grown despite a bad year for workplace deaths and injuries in Yukon. In 2014, five people died on the job in Yukon, and 435 were injured badly enough to miss work, the Board says.
Yukon employers will see their workers' compensation premiums drop between two and 15 per cent next year. The board is still determining how they will allocate the rebates, though they will distribute the $10 million by the end of December.