icare announces changes to workers compensation scheme

In recent updates, icare has just announced the results of the Scheme Agent selection process.  Successful in their tender, EML, GIO and Allianz will continue to partner icare. QBE however, were unsuccessful in their tender.

A summary of the key changes are below:

From the 01/01/2018, EML will be the only Scheme Agent in NSW to be managing new claims for “all employers” in respect to workplace injuries sustained on or after the 01/01/2018.

New Worker Contractor Tool from iCare

After a long period of absence WorkCover (now iCare) has re-introduced their worker or contractor tool, the link is set out below;

http://workerstatus.workcover.nsw.gov.au/

Its important to note as per their disclaimer, that SIRA (State Insurance Regulatory Authority) does not guarantee, and accepts no liability and responsibility whatsoever arising from or connected to,

How Trans-West Can Help With Your Workers Compensation

We understand that there are a number of factors that impact your workers compensation premiums, and if not managed well by a specialist, you can be up for thousands.

We have identified some key areas that employers should give their attention to:

Return To Work
Every day counts, and a claim resulting in wage payments for an employees time off work will have a significant impact on your premium if not managed well.

Travel Insurance – Why You Should Consider Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance

Popular Travel Insurers, Accident and Health International recently asked about kidnapping and are you adequately covered?

In their second edition of ‘Scoop’ issued in October 2015, Accident & Health International advise “Kidnapping of travellers and expatriates has become big business for terrorist groups and crime gangs who find it an attractive financing tool.

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