Employers Responsible For COVID-19 WSIB Claim Costs Effective July 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the costs associated with COVID-19-related Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims in Ontario and the corresponding claim count will be applied in calculating premium rates. This change will apply to only claims with an accident date on or after July 1, 2022.

In April 2020, as part of its COVID-19 relief package, the WSIB announced that costs and counts for COVID-19-related claims would not impact the calculation of premium rates for individual employers. This relief benefit will continue to apply to allowed claims with accident dates on or before June 30, 2022. Despite the recently announced policy change, all claims will continue to appear on a Schedule 1 employer's accident cost statement and Workplace Injury Summary Reports for claims management, transparency, and Canada Revenue Agency reporting.

The financial relief FAQ clarifies the premium rate change and the employer's responsibility for COVID-19 claim costs.

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