How Bill 6 may affect Farmers and Ranchers with Existing Benefit Plans.
During the “consulting” phase of Bill 6, many farmers and ranchers commented that they already have private disability coverage in place. These farmers and ranchers had hoped that they would be able to “opt-out” of WCB. At the session I was at, Government officials made it clear there would be no opt-out. But, if you already have private disability benefits in place you may be able to get a reduction in the premiums you pay for those benefits.