In the year of a traumatic fatality claim, a premium increase, equivalent to the NEER or CAD 7 refund an employer is entitled to receive, is applied to the employer of the deceased worker.
The rate framework is effective January 1, 2020. It is a new classification and premium rate setting model for Schedule 1 employers. The new model replaces the NEER and CAD 7 programs. As a result, employers participating in the NEER or CAD 7 programs will receive their last NEER or CAD 7 refund in 2020.
The purpose of this policy is to outline how a premium increase may be applied to an employer in the year of a traumatic fatality claim.
NEER Refund means the refund derived from all the injury years reviewed by NEER in a given year.
CAD-7 refund means the refund derived from all the injury years reviewed by CAD-7 in a given year.
If a traumatic fatality occurs, the decision-maker examines whether the deceased worker’s employer would be entitled to receive a refund under NEER, CAD 7 or both. If so, a premium increase is applied to the employer of the deceased worker equivalent to the refund.
Merits and justice
In applying this policy, decision makers will also consider policy 11-01-03, Merits and Justice.
Traumatic fatalities under the rate framework
The "Traumatic fatalities" section of 14-02-01, Employer Level Premium Rate Setting, outlines how a traumatic fatality impacts an employer's experience record for the purposes of premium rate setting under the rate framework. The section is applicable to an employer even if a premium increase is applied to them under this policy.
This policy applies to all decisions made on or after January 1, 2020.
The document replaces 14-02-17 dated June 13, 2008.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Sections 82(1)(2)(3)(4), 83(1)(2)(3)
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