External provider expense payments

In 2020, Schedule 1 claims payments to external providers went down 14 per cent when compared with 2019. Education and training continues to be the largest category of payments and made up 58 per cent of external provider payments in 2020.

7.6 - External provider benefit payments by service categories by payment year

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Benefit Payments ($ millions) % of Benefit Payments
Service Category 2019 2020 2019 2020
Assessments/Evaluations 3 2.4 11% 10%
Education/Training 14.3 13.2 54% 58%
Placement & Retention 2.7 2.5 10% 11%
Provider Related 0 0 0% 0%
Supplies & Equipment 1.6 1.7 6% 8%
Travel Related 4.3 2.5 16% 11%
Other 0.6 0.5 2% 2%
Total 26.4 22.7 100% 100%
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Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.