WorkSafeBC Claim Cost Summary File

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Claim Cost Summary is the sum of the claim costs by claim number, year, month, charge-to-employer, charge-to-classification unit, charge-to employer cost centre code and benefit type code.

Years available - 1981 onward (selected fields available 1962 or earlier)

Field Name

Description

Claim Number

A number that uniquely identifies a claim.
Replaced by project-specific identification number.

Injured Worker ID

ID number assigned to each new injured worker.
Replaced by project-specific identification number.

Summary Year

The year in which the claim costs were charged.

Summary Month

The month in which the claim costs were charged.

Summary Charge-to Employer ID

The current employer identifier that the claim cost will be charged to. The employer number may be a ‘real' employer or a "dummy" employer number.
Replaced by project-specific identification number.

Summary Charge-to Classification Unit (CU)

The classification unit number (sector CU code) associated with the Classification Unit to which the claim costs will be charged. The Classification Unit could be a "normal" CU (formerly known as "real") or a "cost allocation" CU (formerly known as "dummy").

Employer Classification Instance Code

A code that indicates whether the employer ID belongs to a real employer or is a dummy employer or generated ID

Summary Amount

The total cost of the claim for a specific benefit type for a specific year and month. Claim costs are year-to-date costs, not the total cost of the claim.

Summary STD and income continuity days paid

The number of short-term disability (STD) days that have occurred as of the data extract date (DW period end date) for the claim.

Benefit ID

The code that uniquely identifies the type of benefit for which a payment has been made.

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Page last revised: November 13, 2013