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Throughout the pandemic and beyond, WorkSafeBC remains committed to supporting your insurance needs. Here is some information on what you need to know about WorkSafeBC insurance services that may be affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 claims costs and your 2023 insurance premiums

Learn more about the approach taken by WorkSafeBC to recognize the negative impact that COVID-19 claims costs may have had on employers.

Premiums waived for furloughed workers

To support employers impacted by COVID-19, we are waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). Learn more.

Coverage for workers in another province due to COVID-19

If you have workers who previously worked in B.C. but now work and reside in another province due to the pandemic, they are not covered by WorkSafeBC coverage. Learn more.

Online services

You can complete almost all your insurance transactions with us — such as reporting your payroll, paying your premiums, and updating your address — online.

Sign up or log in on your desktop or mobile device to access benefits such as:

  • Paying by credit card, direct debit, or e-banking
  • Immediate clearance: Most firms can view their updated clearance status immediately after reporting and making a payment
  • Going paperless: Receive payroll reports by email

Learn more about our online reporting and payment options.