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Proposed policy amendments regarding Instalment Model for Quarterly Reporting

WorkSafeBC calculates assessments based on payroll. Employers with an annual assessment of $1,500 or more are generally required to report payroll and remit assessment premiums on a quarterly basis.

At issue are changes to policy to reduce reporting requirements for these employers. These changes are intended to simplify reporting and payment requirements for employers and improve their experience with WorkSafeBC.

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed policy regarding an instalment model for quarterly reporting to stakeholders for comment.

Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a strikethrough and additions are identified in bold.

Discussion paper

There are a number of ways for stakeholders to provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments:


(a) Comment link:

Through the Comment link below, you will be able to provide immediate feedback by completing an online submission form.

Please note: Once you click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form you cannot access it again to make additional comments. Therefore, if you wish to make detailed comments in the feedback section, you may want to draft your comments using a word processing format and then cut and paste them into the submission form.

Alternatively, submissions can be submitted as follows:

(b) Email:
(c) Mail: Mark Levesque
Policy Analyst
Policy and Regulation Division
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5
(d) Fax: 604.279.7599;
or toll-free in B.C. 1.877.279.7599

The consultation period will end on Friday, January 25, 2019. The Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on policy amendments.

Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s database and may be published, including the identity of organizations and those participating on behalf of organizations. The identity of those who have participated on their own behalf will be kept confidential according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.