WorkSafe Victoria's Chief Executive, Greg Tweedly, said today's announcement follows a comprehensive expression-of-interest and tender process which began in July last year.
The new agency agreement will be part of a package aimed at further improving services to Victorian employers & injured workers while ensuring scheme viability.
The panel comprises:
- Allianz Australia Workers' Compensation (Victoria) Limited (Allianz)
- Cambridge Integrated Services Victoria Pty Ltd trading as Xchanging (Xchanging)
- CGU Workers Compensation (Vic) Limited (CGU)
- Gallagher Bassett Services Workers Compensation Vic Pty Ltd (GBS)
- QBE Workers Compensation (Vic) Limited (QBE)
Mr Tweedly thanked GIO Workers' Compensation (Victoria) Limited for their work as an agent with the scheme over the past five years.
The current agents' contracts expire at 4pm on 30 June. The current agent panel - Allianz, CGU, GBS, GIO, QBE, and Xchanging - will deliver services to injured workers and employers until then.
WorkSafe and its agents are closely managing the transition to the new agent panel to ensure continuity of service and minimal disruption for employers and workers.
Employers and injured workers using GIO for WorkSafe injury insurance and claims management will be moved to Gallagher Bassett Services.
Agents manage WorkSafe Injury Insurance policies and workers' compensation claims & provide guidance to employers and injured workers, including how to achieve a safe return to work.
The tender process included an opportunity for organisations not currently on WorkSafe's agent panel to apply. It concluded after a robust evaluation process consistent with Victorian Government guidelines.
More than 204,000 employers contribute to Victoria's workplace injury insurance system.
Victoria has Australia’s second lowest workers' compensation premium rates (1.338% of remuneration. The all-state average in 2009-10 was 1.796%).
WorkSafe to target uninsured businesses in CBD campaignNews
06 Jul 2011
Nine months' jail for comp fraudNews
24 Oct 2011
New agent panel to manage premium & claimsNews
07 Apr 2011
Fonterra fined and convicted for fatalityNews
17 Oct 2011
Building company convicted and fined for fatalityNews
14 Oct 2011
Safety issues ignored, young truck driver diesNews
11 Oct 2011
Refrigeration company convicted and finedNews
05 Oct 2011
Billing details for some injured workers changingNews
17 Jun 2011
Fake psychologist jailedNews
29 Sep 2011
Appeal against sentence fails for Company DirectorNews
08 Jun 2011
WorkSafe comment on Ombudsman's reportNews
26 May 2011
WorkSafe delivers solid mid-year resultsNews
09 Mar 2011
Right to speak up upheld in first discrimination convictionNews
24 Jan 2011
Prison sentence ordered for workers compensation fraudNews
22 Dec 2010
WorkSafe tackles uninsured employers in Sydney RdNews
11 Oct 2012
Fitness club fined for failing injured workerNews
22 Nov 2012
Nine honoured at gala awards ceremonyNews
23 Nov 2012
Mildura laundry owner fined $50,000 for bullying workersNews
05 Dec 2012
Injured worker jailed for ‘breathtakingly audacious’ fraudNews
25 Jan 2013
Somerton boat company fined $275,000 after worker deathNews
31 Jan 2013