Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Auditor General's report targets WSIB

The Auditor General's report has drawn controversy  from both worker and employer groups.  The report on one hand recommends that premuim rates for employers be increased  and coverage be provided to the entire workfore but on the other hand makes recommendations to reduce the number of new claims and criticizes increased worker benefits.  The current financial woes of the WSIB are multifaceted and while premium rates, expanded coverage, and accident prevention are steps to eliminating the current unfunded liability they are not the only avenues in this writer's view.  Good, informed, and fair decision-making from intial entitlement to LMR are also key to financial recovery and a better system.

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