Unknown Disabilities Component

Unknown Disabilities Component

Effective Dates

October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005

Policy Code

FN-13

General Information

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.

In accordance with the Funding Policy, the Unknown Disabilities Component is a component of the "Potential Liability and Asset Replacement Reserve." Enhanced disabilities and occupational diseases such as asbestosis are charged to the Unknown Disabilities Component. The Unknown Disabilities Component ensures that employers' experience accounts are not charged with inappropriate costs related to enhanced disabilities or occupational diseases. The Unknown Disabilities Component stabilizes rate increases. The Board approves the appropriate minimum and maximum levels of the Unknown Disabilities 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 the Rate Stabilization Component equals zero. If an operating deficit causes the Rate Stabilization 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.

Reserve for Enhanced Disabilities

February 14, 1977 - November 4, 1985 | #21 | Claims

Reserve for Enhanced Disabilities

November 4, 1985 - December 31, 1992 | #39 | Claims

Reserve For Occupational Diseases

December 31, 1992 - October 7, 1997 | FN-03 | Finance and Administration

Funding

May 13, 1996 - September 26, 2005 | FN-07 | Finance and Administration

Unknown Disabilities Component

October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005 | FN-13 | Finance and Administration

Pre-Existing Conditions

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

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Claims Cost Relief and Claims Cost Transfer

October 30, 1995 - December 31, 2007 | CL-50 | Claims

Funding

May 13, 1996 - September 26, 2005 | FN-07 | Finance and Administration

Claims Disaster Component

October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005 | FN-12 | Finance and Administration

Asset Replacement Component

October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005 | FN-14 | Finance and Administration

Rate Stabilization Component

October 7, 1997 - February 21, 2005 | FN-15 | Finance and Administration