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Manitoba’s WCB rebates another $71 million back to employers

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba has more of your money than it needs, in part because of higher than expected returns on investment. CFIB is fighting for an automatic refund to employers whenever the surplus rise above its 130% targeted funding ratio.

Victories! WCB listens and rebates over $180 back to employers over three years

  • On April 22nd, 2021, WCB announced an additional $71 million rebate of the surplus back to employers in 2021. This means employers will receive a 40 per cent rebate (credit) of their previous year’s premiums paid.  
  • On April 21st, 2020, WCB announced an additional $37 million rebate of the surplus back to employers in 2020. This means employers will receive a 20 per cent rebate (credit) of their previous year’s premiums paid.  
  • On May 3rd, 2019, WCB announced a $74 million rebate of the surplus back to employers in 2019, while continuing to have the lowest average assessment rate in Canada ($0.95 per $100 of accessible earnings). This means employers will receive a 40 per cent rebate (credit) of their previous year’s premiums paid.  

The fight continues

CFIB met with WCB’s new President and CEO, Richard Deacon, on April 27, 2021 to continue pushing for automatic surplus rebates in future years while maintaining low rates. 

CFIB met with Premier Brian Pallister and Minister Blaine Pedersen in July, 2018 to raise this important issue. We delivered over 2,500 signed petitions calling for a rebate of the entire WCB surplus.

CFIB delivers over 2,500 signed petitions to Premier Pallister and Minister Pedersen

Workers Compensation Board Act Review 2016:

CFIB is also working hard to raise your concerns with the Workers Compensation Board Act during its ongoing review. In addition to a rebate, WCB needs to improve customer service, and build a better employer-employee balance in decision making. Read CFIB’s submission to the Act Review.

Have questions about WCB or your surplus rebate?

Contact Business Resources at 1-888-234-2232 or email msman@cfib.ca.

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