Benefit payments by benefit category
The WSIB administers the payment of benefits to injured workers of Schedule 2 employers. We recover the cost of these benefits from those Schedule 2 employers. Benefit payments are made during a specific year to or on behalf of the injured employee, and are grouped into eight categories found in the table below.
Schedule 2 benefit payments increased by 16 per cent between 2016 and 2017, largely due to a 38 per cent increase in loss-of-earnings payments for the year. In addition, health care benefits increased by 20 per cent for the year.
Overall, loss-of-earnings, pensions, and health care continue to represent the greatest percentage of benefits paid. In 2017 these three benefit categories contributed to 83 per cent of all benefit payments made to or on behalf of injured employees (excluding the Loss of Retirement Income Fund expense).
Benefit categories by payment year
For additional information, please see our Corporate Reports on the WSIB website: http://www.wsib.on.ca