Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Looking Ahead

2016 saw significant change across workers compensation and in NSW in particular. 2017 looking ahead is already looking similar with a significant industry change taking effect in April’17 and a key announcement regarding insurers expected in May.

In August 2016 we communicated the Significant NSW icare Changes that will take affect in April 2017. This is probably the biggest ever NSW change workers compensation change with the NSW Government’s icare (previously known as WorkCover NSW) taking direct responsibility for NSW workers compensation premium processing, payments, credit and related matters. The impacts of these changes are yet to be seen and we continue to watch this space. Based on our discussions with icare it is our hope clients continue to receive the support they are used to and we remain confident that our clients and brokers will have comfort in our support.

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Introducing Jacqui

Jacqui recently joined our team as our senior injury and claim consultant. Jacqui’s experience with injury management and Work Health and Safety (WHS) compliments her private and public sector experience.

Jacqui has a keen interest in injury management and a Cert IV in personal injury management. Prior to injury management Jacqui has worked in events, marketing and sales in both private and public sectors.  Jacqui has a passion for people and helping them get back to health and enjoying life.

Jacqui enjoys trying new things, especially sports and plays touch football and basketball socially.

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Welcome Damien

With a desire to capitalise on his experience from a variety of roles in insurance (in both NSW & Vic), commercial, government and transport, Damien joins as our National Manager.

Prior to Ability Group I came from EML spending time in both TMF and Workers Insurance. I have also spent time with Gallagher Bassett and initially started with CGU in Victoria many years ago. Outside of workers comp I have spent time as a mortgage broker and worked in operations and account management within the transport industry.

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Meet Daniel

Daniel is the newest member of in our HEALTH businesses (HEALTH ABILITY & PROHEALTH PHYSIO). After competing at high levels for athletics, cricket and soccer, Daniel is motivated by his experience and is able to leverage in delivering sustainable results.

Being an athlete himself, Daniel has always been in and out of physiotherapy clinics with sport related injuries. This, in conjunction with his mother’s diagnosis of severe scoliosis, inspired him to become a physiotherapist. Daniel completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University (ACU) and has exposure treating a variety of injuries.

Daniel is also passionate about health and fitness. He is a qualified personal trainer and has a wealth of knowledge around creating comprehensive exercise programs for clients to achieve their fitness goals.

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