Rate consultation sessions
Employer feedback plays a key role in our annual review of how we classify firms and industries and in ensuring that we continue to provide fair insurance rates. Here are some of the ways we have engaged with employers.
Sawmill classification unit consultation
Between January and March 2020, we are consulting with firms about a proposal to retire the current classification unit (CU) for sawmills and create two new CUs in 2021 that better represent the industry. Learn more.
Preliminary 2020 rate consultations
In the summer of 2019, 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.
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.
Employer Health and Safety Planning Tool Kit
In one of two optional breakout sessions, we provided a demonstration of the Employer Health and Safety Planning Tool Kit and how it helps employers learn about injuries and claims, compare their performance to their peers, identify trends, and plan health and safety initiatives for their workplaces.
To learn more about the Tool Kit, watch this video, which we screened at the sessions.
Industry classification, base rates, and experience rating system
Our other optional breakout session focused on providing an overview of the industry classification, base rates, and experience rating system. View the slides from the presentation to learn more.
Where we visited
This year's sessions took place in the following locations.
|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)|
If you have a question or feedback
- Send an email to Rate Consultation
- Write to us at PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5L5