At the WSIB, we understand the impact the evolving COVID-19 situation is having on businesses across Ontario. We want to make sure you and your members have the most up-to-date information during this time. You may want to share with your members that the WSIB has made a decision regarding COVID-19 related claims costs.
We have determined that costs associated with COVID-19 related claims will not be allocated at an employer or class level. Instead, they will be allocated on a Schedule-wide basis and there will be no change in premium rates for 2020.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is here to help. When an injury or illness happens on the job, we move quickly to provide wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work. Funded by businesses, we also provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information. We are one of the largest insurance organizations in North America covering over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario.