April 18: New Workers’ Comp Process on Third Party Authorizations


The WCB has new rules for third party authorization for employers that will take effect April 30, 2012. The new rules will ensure that information is shared only with those who are authorized to have it. New rules:

  • The employer will complete a WCB authorization form.
  • An employer can have more than one representative as long as there’s no overlap in scope, that is, you can’t have two representatives working on the same matters.
  • A representative’s authorization will automatically lapse after three years.