It isn’t surprising Australians call the December to January period the silly season. It is one of the busiest times of the year. It is also one of the most dangerous periods for workers. It is important to be aware of physical injuries as well as mental health mental health in the workplace. (more…)
After a new client engaged ABILITY GROUP to assist with a complex claim, our efforts secured a fantastic outcome that will save our client approx. $400,000 in premium increases. By the time we were involved, solicitors and an arbitration date we already booked. The insurer had communicated very little to the client and what the injured worker was seeking through a settlement was a large amount that would have significantly impacted their premium.
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.
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.
It seems both June and December are always hectic with either the build-up to financial year end or the holiday period. With June being the largest and December the second largest workers compensation renewal periods, proactively reviewing your workers compensation in a couple of months in advance will help ensure you aren’t wasting valuable money.
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.