Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice
WorkCover WA released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice with the expectation insurers and self-insurers will introduce, improve and implement them from 1 July 2020.
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WorkCover WA’s educational videos provide a quick overview of key processes and information for stakeholders relating to workers’ compensation in Western Australia. Click the image to be directed to the ‘Educational videos’ page.
WorkCover WA CEO, Chris White released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice on 1 July 2020. Together the Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of service expecta... Read More »
The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Industrial Relations, introduced a Bill into Parliament on 24 June 2020 that amends the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. The Workers’ ... Read More »
Settlements The Director Conciliation has issued an Updated Notice regarding electronic lodgement of Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and section 92(f) Deeds (Deeds). The Notice permits parties to submit ... Read More »
The Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar is an event hosted by WorkCover WA based on stakeholder demand. It provides an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and statistics...Read More » August 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amView Event »
WorkCover WA’s online chat service is available Monday to Friday during business hours through the WorkCover WA website. Our Communications & Education team operate this service and are happy to chat with you to answer any questions you have about workers’ compensation. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are injured at work and are taken to hospital, you must obtain a Workers’ Compensation First Certificate of Capacity from the hospital if you intend to lodge a workers’ compensation claim. ... See MoreSee Less
WorkCover WA CEO, Chris White released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice earlier today. Together the Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of service expectations to support insurers and self-insurers to provide high quality workers’ compensation services and experiences and safeguard the viability of the workers’ compensation scheme. The Principles and Standard apply to all insurers and self-insurers from 1 July 2020.
WorkCover WA released a news article on 4 May 2020 clarifying the treatment of the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper subsidy in relation to wage declarations made in the WA workers’ compensation scheme.
The article addresses the employer’s declaration of wages for workers receiving these payments and how JobKeeper is a top-up or subsidy payment and not a payment for work done.
If you’re no longer employing because you have ceased trading or sold your business, you should apply to cancel your workers’ compensation insurance policy. To apply for cancellation, you will need to complete a Workers’ Compensation Policy Cancellation Request Form and submit it to your insurer. Your insurer will then seek WorkCover WA’s approval to cancel and adjust the premium you owe on the policy. More information is available at www.workcover.wa.gov.au/employers/getting-an-insurance-policy/... See MoreSee Less