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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.

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.

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.

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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