Schedule 2 provisional administration rates

Schedule 2 organizations are self-insured and the WSIB administers the payment of benefits. Each year, we announce a provisional administration rate that reflects the anticipated administration costs for the year for administering these benefits.

We're pleased to provide Schedule 2 organizations with details about their 2024 provisional administration rate along with an update on the latest forecast for their 2023 administration rate below. In the summer of 2024, we will announce what the actual 2023 administration rate was and provide an adjustment to reflect any differences between the actual and provisional rate.

You can view the following FAQ to learn more about the 2024 provisional administration rates and 2023 latest forecast. Please call us at 416-344-3646 or toll-free at 1-800-387-0750 if you have any further questions about the 2024 provisional administration rate.

Provincially regulated organizations

The 2024 provisional administration rate for provincially regulated organizations is 16.9 per cent of expected benefit payments. This is an $11.2 million increase in total expenses and a $110.8 million increase in benefit payments from the 2023 provisional administration rate.

Summary of the costs used to determine the 2024 provisional administration rate

Costs allocated to organizations 2024 estimate ($000)

WSIB administration

62,702

62,Legislative obligations

3,976

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development – prevention and Occupational Health and Safety Act *

35,793

Other expenses collectively charged **

5,125

Total costs

107,596

Total benefits

636,326

Provisional administration rate (Costs/Benefits) x 100%

16.9%

* includes the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) costs and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development costs when applicable, among others.

** includes bankruptcies, net interest gain/loss, interest on delayed benefits, and benefit overpayments

Update on 2023 administration rate

The 2023 administration rate initially set at 18.3 per cent of expected benefit payments is anticipated to be 17.9 per cent at year-end. This percentage is also referred to as the latest forecast for provincially regulated organizations.

Federally regulated organizations

The 2024 provisional administration rate for federally regulated organizations is 11.3 per cent of expected benefit payments. This is a $0.3 million increase in total expenses and a $4.9 million increase in benefit payments from the 2023 provisional administration rate.

Summary of the costs used to determine the 2024 provisional administration rate

Costs allocated to organizations 2024 estimate ($000)

WSIB administration

3,370

Legislative obligations

214

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development – prevention and Occupational Health and Safety Act *

0

Other expenses collectively charged **

276

Total costs

3,860

Total benefits

34,203

Provisional administration rate (Costs/Benefits) x 100%

11.3%

* includes the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) costs and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development costs when applicable, among others.

** includes bankruptcies, net interest gain/loss, interest on delayed benefits, and benefit overpayments.

Update on 2023 administration rate

The 2023 administration rate initially set at 12.0 per cent of expected benefit payments is anticipated to be 11.9 per cent at year-end. This percentage is also referred to as the latest forecast for federally regulated organizations.

Organizations covered under the Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) administered by the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

The 2024 provisional administration rate for organizations covered under the Government Employees Compensation Act is 11.2 per cent of expected benefit payments. This is a $0.1 million increase in total expenses and a $5.3 million increase in benefit payments from the 2023 provisional administration rate.

Summary of the costs used to determine the 2024 provisional administration rate

Costs allocated to organizations 2024 estimate ($000)

WSIB administration

6,830

Legislative obligations

433

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development –- prevention and Occupational Health and Safety Act *

0

Other expenses collectively charged **

517

Total costs

7,780

Total benefits

69,298

Provisional administration rate (Costs/Benefits) x 100%

11.2%

* includes the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) costs and Ministry of Labour costs when applicable, among others.

** includes net interest gain/loss, interest on delayed benefits, and benefit overpayments.

Update on 2023 administration rate

The 2023 administration rate initially set at 12.0 per cent of expected benefit payments is anticipated to be 11.8 per cent at year end. This percentage is also referred to as the latest forecast for GECA organizations.

FAQs

How do you determine the provisional rate for each group?

To calculate the administration fee for Schedule 2 organizations, we estimate the annual costs of running the Schedule 2 system at the beginning of each year. This is known as the provisional rate. There are two parts to the process of determining what rate we charge the Schedule 2 organizations:

  1. We determine the administrative expenses for Schedule 2 as a whole
  2. We then determine the administration rate for each organization group

Review the Schedule 2 administration rates overview to learn more.

How do you get from the provisional rate to the actual rate?

After we provide organizations with a provisional rate for the year, we wait until the actual experience is available for that year. At that point, we provide organizations with their actual rate based on final data from the previous year. Review the Schedule 2 administration rates overview to learn more.

Can you provide an explanation of the factors that resulted in the calculation of the 2024 provisional administration rate?

The WSIB’s 2024 provisional administration expenses and benefit payments are expected to be higher than in 2023 for all organization groups. This is due to higher average claims costs expected in 2024. In addition, the 2024 provisional rates reflect the expansion of presumptive cancer coverage for eligible firefighters and fire investigators, and the loss-of-earnings recalculation costs. As a result of these changes,  the 2024 provisional administration rates are lower than the 2023 provisional administration rates for all organizations.

What is the reason for the latest forecast since you released the 2023 provisional administration rate?

For the latest forecast of the 2023 administration rate, the administration expenses and benefits paid are higher than those set in the 2023 provisional rate for all organization groups.

What happens if the actual rate for 2023 is different than the provisional rate originally released?

Depending on whether our estimates are over or under the actual costs, we either charge or credit organizations any difference between the provisional and actual administration rates as a one-time adjustment. This happens in August of the following year. For example, the 2023 actual rate will be released in August 2024 and the 2024 actual rate will be released in August 2025.