Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) compensation increases were paid in February and March 2021

To: All Physicians, Hospitals and Independent Health Facilities
Category: Physician Services, Primary Health Care Services
Published by: Claims Services Branch, Ontario Health Insurance Plan Division
Date Issued: May 18, 2021


An agreement has been reached between the Ministry of Health (ministry) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for how services provided with payment program ‘WCB’ received compensation increases related to the 2019 Kaplan Board of Arbitration Award (Award). Claims billed with payment program WCB received compensation adjustments equal to those outlined in Section 21(a) of the Binding Arbitration Framework in accordance with the Award.

These payments were made on the February and March 2021 Remittance Advice (RA).

Retroactive increases to WSIB payments

Claims billed with payment program ‘WCB’ during the period of the award received the global increases applicable to the respective year. Year 3 claims were paid on the February RA. Year 1 and 2 claims were paid on the March RA.

Global (WSIB)

YearCompensation increaseRemittance Advice month
Year 1 (2017/18)0.7500%March
Year 2 (2018/19)2.0094%March
Year 3 (2019/20)2.5194%February


On the February RA, the summary total was displayed and WSIB payment compensation increases appeared on MCEDT reports with a percentage increase of 2.5194%.

On the March RA, summary totals for each year were displayed, and on the two associated reports (one for 2017/18, and another for 2018/19), payments were identified based on the percentage increase amounts reported above.


Physician compensation increase; WSIB; WCB;

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