Claims Disaster Component
October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005
The Compensation Fund operates on the principle of collective liability. This means Yukon employers pool the risk and share the costs of work-related disabilities.
Claims costs are born by the individual employer, up to the limit of their assessment. Any claims costs, which exceed the individual employer's limit, are passed on to:
(a) the industry,
(b) the class, or
(c) the disaster reserve (collective liability funded by all employers).
In accordance with the Funding Policy, the Disaster Component is part of the "Potential Liability and Asset Replacement Reserve." The purpose of the component is twofold: first, to ensure there are sufficient reserves to pay for a disaster, and secondly, to fund a class of industries against the large assessment rate increases that would be required to recover monies paid out for a disaster. All employers collectively share the cost of funding the Claims Disaster Component. The Board approves the appropriate minimum and maximum levels of the Claims Disaster Component.
The board maintains the 'Potential Liability and Asset Replacement Reserve" to provide funding to cover the costs of: claims disasters; unknown disabilities such as occupational diseases or enhanced disabilities; asset replacement; and rate stabilization. The Reserve is used to provide protection to employers against any adverse financial experience that could unduly burden employers.
Any operating surplus or deficit is first charged to the rate stabilization component. Any positive balance in the rate stabilization component is allocated in the following order of priority:
Provision for Claims Disasters Component: 20 % of benefits liability
Provision for Unknown Disabilities Component:
occupational disease or enhanced disability 20 % of claims disasters
Provision for the capital Asset Replacement Component equals the accumulated asset amortization.
If the provision for the Rate Stabilization Component falls to a level where there is insufficient funds to make all of the above allocations, then allocation is made until theRate Stabilization Component equals zero. If an operating deficit causes the RateStabilization Component to be negative before any allocations are made, then funds are reallocated back to the Rate Stabilization Component until it equals zero. This is done by reducing the other components, listed above, in reverse order of priority
Unknown Disabilities Component
Asset Replacement Component
Rate Stabilization Component