Optional Coverage for Municipal or First Nations Officials
December 31, 2006 - June 30, 2008
The Act may be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers' compensation system for certain persons who are not automatically workers under the Act. This is done upon the board's acceptance of an employer's application for optional coverage.
Once granted, optional coverage is then extended:
(i) to the employer and to the worker for immunity from civil suits resulting from workplace disabilities; and,
(ii) to the worker for the comprehensive benefits provided by the workers' compensation system as established by the Act and relevant policies.
The objective of this policy is to establish the conditions of optional coverage that will be in effect for an elected official of a municipal council or an elected or appointed official of a First Nation, deemed as their workers under this policy.
Roles and Responsibilities
Optional CoverageSeptember 30, 1995 - May 15, 2006 | AS-18 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
The Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation coverage to a "worker", however, not all persons are considered "workers" under the A. Upon application to, and acceptance by the board, an eligible person is "deemed" to be a worker and coverage under
Optional CoverageJanuary 1, 1993 - August 28, 1995 | AS-18 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Payment of AssessmentsMay 8, 2005 - June 30, 2008 | AS-20 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Loss of Earnings BenefitsFebruary 26, 2002 - June 30, 2008 | CL-35 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
DisabilityNovember 9, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-40 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Arising Out Of and In The Course of EmploymentSeptember 30, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CL-42 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Definition of a WorkerJanuary 25, 1995 - June 30, 2008 | GC-08 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022