Allocation of Claim Costs Policy 21-300 | Effective Date: July 14, 2020


WorkSafeNB has a comprehensive process for allocating claim costs to the appropriate employer account. These costs are then used to determine the basic assessment rates and employers’ experience rating.


  1. A worker’s claim costs are usually allocated to the accident employer. However, depending upon the circumstances of the claim, WorkSafeNB may allocate all or part of the claim costs to:
    • An industry group account; or
    • The all assessed employers account.
  1. Cost relief is provided under legislation for pre-existing conditions. WorkSafeNB has determined that cost relief is also appropriate for personal intervening conditions. 
  1. Self-insured employers are not eligible for cost relief since they are not part of the compensation insurance pool of employers.


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