The WSIB Funding Review(Archived Video Stream) 

Apr. 12, 2012
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on April 12, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

When will the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's $14 billion dollar unfunded liability be retired? Will employers need to pay more? Will the indexation of benefits for partially disabled injured workers be affected? These are issues that Professor Harry Arthurs has grappled with in the WSIB Funding Review.

As a result of the WSIB's unfunded liability, the government appointed Professor Arthurs to conduct an independent review into the Board's financial circumstances. Over the past year Professor Arthurs, a former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has undertaken a detailed study into employer rate groups, employer incentives / experience rating, the funding of occupational disease claims, and indexation for partially disabled injured workers. He has conducted extensive consultation with injured worker groups, employers, and other stakeholders. His recommendations are expected to be presented to the WSIB and the Minister of Labour by the end of March.

Professor Arthurs' presentation to the OBA will be one of the first opportunities to hear him speak publicly about his findings - findings which will present the government with historic choices for injured workers, employers, and the financial future of the workplace safety and insurance system.

This is one meeting no workplace safety and insurance practitioner will want to miss.

Program Chair: Dan Revington, General Counsel, Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Speaker: Harry Arthurs, WSIB Funding Review Chair; Professor Emeritus; former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School; and former President of York University


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