Following our NSW claim transition update in August icare has advised all new CGU & QBE claims will be managed by GIO now from October. We have seen some processing delays resulting from claim files moving to GIO & if you need help, we are here to help.
The Work, Health & Safety Regulation 2011 was repealed on 1 September’17 & replaced by the Work Health & Safety Regulation 2017, which came into effect on the same day. The new regulation is essentially the same as the 2011 Regulation with some minor changes.
Guidelines for Claiming Workers Compensation released by SIRA in 2016, effective 30 June 2017 there will be important changes to Notifications. With NSW insurers now required to contact the injured worker and employer, clarity will be critical.
icare recently announced the launch a pilot program trialling the use of an independent panel of medical providers. This initiative is hoped to provide various benefits including decreasing time currently taken to approve injured worker treatments.
Earlier this afternoon, icare announced the 2018 NSW workers compensation agents. Following CGU announcing their exit from NSW workers compensation, further important changes were announced today by icare. Per our previous articles it was widely expected the current 5 agents (Allianz, CGU, EML, GIO & QBE) would be reduced to 3 for 2018 onward.
Given the timing of today’s announcement, it is our current understanding that from 2018 onward, the following will occur: