Jan. 30: Changes to POP Coverage Proposed

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Individuals who are self-employed, including partners or proprietors with no workers, aren’t automatically covered by the Workers Compensation Act. WorkSafeBC offers optional coverage, called POP, to these individuals. It has prepared a discussion paper and draft policy on whether to raise the minimum amount of POP available for purchase and whether, going forward, this amount should be adjusted automatically. Stakeholders can review the discussion paper and proposed policy and provide feedback by June 28, 2013.