MEDIA ADVISORY - When is the Last Time an Insurance Company Lowered its Rates? The WSIB is Doing Just That on September 14, 2016

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join us at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Highlights include:

  • A five per cent premium rate reduction on the average rate to take effect January 1, 2017, which will enable $250 million to remain in Ontario's economy
  • First premium rate reduction since 2001
  • Release of the WSIB's 2016 Economic Statement


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building


Speakers will include:

  • Elizabeth Witmer, WSIB Chair
  • Thomas Teahen, WSIB President & CEO

Mrs. Witmer and Mr. Teahen will be available for media interviews immediately following the AGM.

Contact us for an embargoed copy of the WSIB's 2016 Economic Statement and/or Quick Facts

Follow us on Twitter: @WSIB and @WSIBPresident

SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Public Affairs, 416-344-4202,


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