May 23: New WCB Policies to Take Effect
The WCB approved changes to policies it uses to set employers’ assessment rates, which will apply to 2013 assessment rates. It will also no longer send surcharge warning notices to employers who previously had to pay surcharges within the past three years. And it amended policies to make it less likely an employer would receive an experience rating merit if a worker was killed on the job. Lastly, it approved a new policy that will spell out the criteria employers must meet if they want to receive a refund on surcharges.