Discussion Paper - Personal Optional Protection Coverage Consultation
Individuals who are self-employed, including partners or proprietors with no workers, are not automatically covered by the Workers Compensation Act. WorkSafeBC offers optional coverage, called POP, to these individuals. Subject to a minimum and maximum amount, POP registrants can choose how much coverage they want to purchase, based on their earnings.
The Policy and Regulation Division prepared a discussion paper and draft Assessment Manual policy about whether to raise the minimum amount of POP coverage available for purchase, and whether, going forward, this amount should be adjusted automatically.
The discussion paper also examined a proposal to clarify the portion of policy concerning POP registration requirements.
Consultation closed June 28, 2013.