Employers agree with the objective of protecting workers and their family’s livelihood through workplace insurance. Limitations to coverage and service levels provided by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) leave much to be desired to employers and employees alike.
Many Albertan employers are legally obligated to provide their workers with WCB coverage so in the event a worker is injured and unable to work, they will be eligible to receive medical benefits, partial wage replacement, and in the event of death, survivor benefits. Indeed, WCB insurance has helped thousands of workers and families through difficult times.
1. Give employers the option to buy insurance coverage (from the market) equivalent to, or greater than the coverage provided by Workers Compensation Board insurance.