October 7, 2016

MORE REVISIONS TO SABS HAVE COME INTO EFFECT

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing the revised Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline and Transportation Expense Guideline. The two revised guidelines come into effect October 1, 2016.  The revised guidelines have been approved by the Superintendent for use in connection with the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010 (SABS). The revised guidelines replace the previously issued guidelines.

Revised Attendant Care Hourly Rate Guideline
Attendant Care Costs Maximum Hourly Rate
effective October 1, 2015
Maximum Hourly Rate
effective October 1, 2016
Part 1: Hourly Rate A

Level 1 Attendant Care is for routine personal care.
$13.19 $14.90
Part 2: Hourly Rate B
Level 2 Attendant Care is for basic supervisory functions.
$11.25 $11.40
Part 3: Hourly Rate C

Level 3 Attendant Care is for complex health/care and hygiene functions.
$19.35 $21.1 
Revised Transportation Expense Guideline
Under the Transportation Expense Guideline, the insurer is liable to pay mileage when an insured person and his/her aide or attendant, travel to and from treatment sessions, counselling sessions, training sessions, assessments and examinations, using the insured person’s automobile, excluding the first 50 kilometres of each round-trip.
The revised guideline increases the rate paid for travel using the insured person’s automobile on or after October 1, 2016, from $0.38/km to $0.40/km.
For more detailed information, please visit the FSCO website.

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