During the pandemic, the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta is taking extra precautions to ensure they continue to deliver the essential services you rely on, and adapting business practices based on the advice of public health officials.
What does this mean for employers?
- Your 2020 premiums that were deferred to January 1, 2021 were due March 1, 2021. Payments can be made online or through the myWCB employer mobile app.
- You can still submit a new account application online. WCB aims to process most applications within five working days.
- Your workers will not suffer any loss of benefits due to work disruptions. If employers do not pay workers during a shutdown, WCB will provide wage replacement benefits for any workers who were working modified duties as a result of a previous workplace injury. Your 2020 claims costs will begin to impact premium rates in 2022, so WCB will have time to investigate options related to any costs incurred as a result of these events.
- Some in-person assessment and treatment services are available, as governed by the appropriate college or association and meeting public health requirements. WCB continues to limit any non-urgent travel, which also applies to in-person treatment appointments. Find out what this means for you and your workers.
- Employer seminars and workshops are now hosted online, and WCB will continue to comply with public health recommendations by hosting virtual offerings wherever possible and limiting in-person events.