Workers Compensation NSW – Introducing icare 29/10/2015
From 1 September 2015, WorkCover NSW has been replaced by 3 new government agencies as part of the changes being made to the Workers Compensation system in NSW.
The 3 new agencies, separating insurance and regulatory functions, are set out below.
- Insurance & Care NSW (icare) – insurance and care service provider
- State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) – new independent insurance regulator
- SafeWork NSW – independent workplace safety regulator
These structural changes are embodied in new legislation - State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015. Existing agencies come under one of these new agencies.
For further information about these reforms, please use this link http://insurancereforms.nsw.gov.au/ and http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au (the latter remaining current while the new website is being built)