Claims Cost Relief and Claims Cost Transfer

Claims Cost Relief and Claims Cost Transfer

Effective Dates

October 30, 1995 - December 31, 2007

Policy Code

CL-50

General Information

The principle of claims cost relief and of claims cost transfer is to ensure an employer's experience account is not charged claims costs for a disability which exceeds the employer's responsibility.

All charges to an employer's experience in the year of occurrence affect an employer's merit rebate. In turn, the amount of claims costs applied against an employer's experience account determines whether an employer is assessed a super-assessment. As a result, it is important that only appropriate claims costs are charged to an employer's experience account.

All claims decisions are appealable to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

November 16, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-43 | Claims

The Workers' Compensation Act gives authority to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board to recover any overpaid compensation which has been paid to a claimant, or their dependants, for which they are not entitled. All claims decisions are app

Pre-Existing Conditions

March 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007 | CL-47 | Claims

The Workers' Compensation Act states that a worker is eligible for compensation benefits if they have suffered a work-related disability that arises out of and in the course of employment. A worker may be entitled to receive loss of earnings benefits, m

Graduated Return-to-Work Program

March 6, 1995 - December 31, 2004 | CS-10 | Client Services

Subrogated Claims

August 16, 1994 - June 27, 2005 | GC-01 | General and Corporate

Fraud

December 12, 1994 - June 30, 2008 | GC-06 | General and Corporate