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Rate consultation sessions

This summer, we met with employers throughout British Columbia to discuss the preliminary 2020 rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.

What we discussed

At this year's sessions, we had both a main presentation and two optional breakout sessions, as well as an opportunity to meet with members of our WorkSafeBC team, the Employers' Advisers Office, and health and safety associations.

Main presentation

Our main presentation focused on:

  • The financial state of the workers’ compensation system
  • Rate and classification changes
  • How you, as an employer, can influence your rates through health and safety, and return-to-work activities

If you were unable to attend, you can watch a video of the presentation from our Langley session or review the slides.

Breakout sessions

We also offered two optional breakout sessions after the main presentation:

  • A demonstration of the Employer Health and Safety Planning Tool Kit. Learn more about the Tool Kit.
  • An overview of the industry classification, base rates, and experience rating system. View the slides from the presentation.

Where we visited

This year's sessions took place in the following locations.

Date City
Thursday, July 11 Richmond
Friday, July 12 Prince George
Monday, July 15 Nanaimo
Monday, July 15 Victoria
Tuesday, July 16 Kelowna
Wednesday, July 17 Kamloops
Thursday, July 18 Langley
Monday, July 29 Virtual/Online (WebEx)

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