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Changes to handling of claim disputes and complaints about insurers from 1 March 2021

The newsPersonal Injury Commission and Independent ReviewsOfficescommencesoperationssfroms1 March 2021. This will change the way workers compensation and CTP claim disputessand complaints about insurers aresmanaged. Read More

New Standards of Practice for managing psychological injury claims

SIRA has amendedsthesStandards of practice: Expectations for insurer claims administration and conduct (Standards) to include a new Standardsforsthe management of psychological injury claimss(Standard 33) which will take effect froms1 March 2021. Read More

Changes to workers compensation surgical fees

SIRA has advised surgeons and relevant medical groups of planned changes to surgical fees in the NSW workers compensation scheme. The proposed change will bring surgical fees in workers compensation in line with AMA rates and fees paid in the CTP scheme, while still being among the highest of all Australian jurisdictions. Read More

Survey: Understanding customer experience in workers compensation and CTP – qualitative research

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is conducting qualitative research with selected claimants to better understand the customer experience and recovery of people who have made either a workersscompensation or compulsory third party (CTP) insurance claim. Read More

B.I.C. Services Pty Limited applies for a self-insurer licence

B.I.C. Services Pty Limited, (‘BIC’) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a self-insurer licence. Read More

Survey: Understanding customer experience in workers compensation and CTP – qualitative research

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is conductingsqualitative research with selected claimants to better understand the customer experience and recovery of people who have made either a workers compensation or compulsory third party (CTP) insurance claim. Read More

Towards the PIC Edition 5 - November 2020 has been released

This edition includes details on: Read More

Towards the PIC Edition 3 - October 2020 has been released

This newsletter includes information on the following appointments to the Personal Injury Commission: Read More

Towards the PIC Edition 4 - October 2020 has been released

This edition includes details on: Read More

Register now for Occupational noise induced hearing loss and audiometry webinar

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR)swas commissioned tosundertakesa rapid review of evidence relating to best practice diagnosis and treatment of noise-induced hearing loss. The review also looked at how compensation schemes might best measure the outcomes for ONIHL claims. Read More

New application for a single self-insurer licence: Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a group self-insurer licence which will also cover the following wholly owned employer subsidiaries. Read More

Survey: Understanding customer experience in workers compensation and CTP – Repeat Survey #1

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is conducting a repeat survey with selected claimants to better understand the customer experience and recovery of people who have made either asworkers compensation or compulsory third party (CTP) insurance claim. Read More

Comfort DelGro Corporation Australia Pty Ltd applies for a group self-insurer licence

Comfort DelGro Corporation Australia Pty Ltd, (‘Comfort DelGro’) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a group self-insurer licence which will also cover the following wholly owned employing subsidiaries. Read More

Register now for Better pain management approaches webinar

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR) completed a rapid review of recent studies to identify best practicesinsthe management ofschronicspain in a compensable population. Read More

Motor Accident Claims – 1 October Indexation

For 1 Octobers2020sindexationsof costs and fees,spleasesseesbelow updates: Read More

Towards the PIC - Edition 2 September 2020 has been released

This newsletter includes information on the following appointments to the Personal Injury Commission: Read More

Crown Resorts Limited applies for a group self-insurer licence

Crown Resorts Limited, (‘Crown Resorts’) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a group self-insurer licence which will also cover the following wholly owned employing subsidiaries: Read More

Register now for Best practice opioids management webinar

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR) completed a rapid review of recent studies to identify best practice use of opioid medication for the management of pain in a compensable population. Read More

An update on the Personal Injury Commission from President Gerard Phillips - appointments to date

The Personal Injury Commission (PIC) legislation was passed by the NSW Parliament on 5 August 2020.ssIt was assented to on 11 August with an establishment date of 1 March 2021. Read More

Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2020

ThesMotor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2020 comes intoseffect froms1 September 2020sand appliessto claims made prior to 1 December 2017. Read More

John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Personal Injury Research Seminar

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), in partnership with icare, welcomes you to join the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR) Personal Injury Research Seminar. Read More

New Personal Injury Commission passes Parliament

The NSW Government will deliver a new one-stop shop Personal Injury Commission (PIC) to simplify the dispute resolution system for injured road users and workers who make a compensation claim, following its approval today by NSW Parliament. Read More

Have your say: Health outcomes framework for the NSW workers compensation and CTP schemes

SIRA welcomes input into a consultation on a proposed health outcomes and reporting framework for the NSW workers compensation and CTP schemes. Read More

New Personal Injury Commission a step closer

The NSW Government has introduced a Bill to establish a one-stop shop Personal Injury Commission (PIC), to simplify the dispute resolution system for injured road users and workers who make a compensation claim. Read More

Survey: Understanding customer experience in workers compensation and CTP

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is conducting a survey to better understand the customer experience and recovery of people claiming workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance. Read More

Liberty Holdings Australia Limited applies for a group self-insurer licence

Liberty Holdings Australia Limited, (‘LHA’) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a group self-insurer licence covering the following wholly owned employing subsidiaries: Read More

Estia Investments Pty Limited applies for a workers compensation self-insurer licence

EstiasInvestments PtysLimiteds(EstiasHealth)shas applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a self-insurer licence. Read More

Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2020 and Regulatory Impact Statement

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is seeking comments on the proposed Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2020 and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). Read More

Application for expansion of a specialised insurer licence – Guild Insurance Limited

Guild Insurance Limited (‘Guild’) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority to expand its Defined Industry to include the early learning sector. Read More

New benefits for injured workers

Injured workers will be eligible for two new benefits that provide further support for them to return to work. Read More

Application for renewal of a specialised insurer licence – Guild Insurance Limited

The Licensing framework for specialised insurers requires SIRA to provide notification on its website when an application to renew an existing licence is received. Read More

More benefits to support injured workers

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello today announced further changes to the state’s workers compensation regulations, which boosts benefits for injured workers to assist in their recovery and return to work. Read More

State Insurance Regulatory Authority Board members appointed

The inaugural Board of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has been appointed by NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello. Read More