Monthly Archives: June 2016

No Rate Changes, But LPR Replaces RPL

Let's talk Change

In the last 12 months, the NSW workers compensation industry has experienced dramatic change. As we approach 30 June 2016, it should be relieving for businesses to know that for there are no changes for workers compensation WorkCover Industry Classification (WIC) rates. As 2016/17 rates for NSW Workers Compensation apply to all renewals that fall due at 4pm on 30th June 2016, businesses and brokers will now be receiving renewal notices for these policies without fear of rate driven increases.

For large employers, icare however announced changes to the Retro Paid Loss (RPL) model by introducing Loss Prevention & Recovery (LPR) scheme as the replacement. LPR is progressively moving closer to providing pricing similar to that of insurers in privately underwritten schemes. This is an important change for large business.

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Rehabilitation Services Explained

Rehabilitation ExplainedWorkplace rehabilitation providers specialise in delivery of a variety of services designed to help injured workers recover at or in their return to work. Workplace rehabilitation services are usually delivered at the workplace, in consultation with all parties and common involve:

  • Workplace Assessments
  • Functional Assessments
  • Return to Work Plans (RTWP)
  • Case Conferences

To find out what each of these are and why they are important.

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Introducing Jay Reid

JayWe are excited to introduce Jay the newest member of our growing ABILITY GROUP team. As a qualified Exercise Physiologist (EP) Jay’s passion for the health and wellbeing of individuals is always front of mind. Jay joins ABILITY GROUP’s HEALTH ABILITY having worked previously as a clinical EP where he has treated patients with a diverse array of complex health related issues. At United Age Care, Jay provided various specialist allied health services for residents and at Royal North Shore Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Jay instructed tailored group training and exercise programs for Stage 2 post-cardiac rehabilitation.

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We’ve Moved

We've MovedPeople often say moving is only marginally less traumatic than divorce or a separation. Moving home is always challenging yet as a growing business irrespective of planning it would appear there are plenty of surprises along the way.

ABILITY GROUP recently moved offices and we are now conveniently located in the heart of Lane Cove’s business and retail Longueville Road and a mere 15 minutes from the CBD. If you are in the area drop in and say hi.

With the majority of boxes gone, phone and other systems working, we can are almost ready to start our exciting new venture by opening our PROHEALTH PHYSIO clinic.

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