Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Consultation

Self-Insurance Consultation Phase Closed

The formal self-insurance consultation period closed on Tuesday 31 January 2017. Thank you for engaging in the process and having your say over the last 18 weeks.  You saw posters, all staff email correspondence and articles in University publications, just to name a few. You attended face-to-face sessions, responded to the self-insurance team directly and attended area meetings. Safety and wellbeing at ANU is of a higher standard because of you. Frequently asked questions were captured during the consultation phase and have been published onto the consultation webpage.

ANU aims to be the best in Australia in everything that it does, including the safety, health and wellbeing of its staff. That is why we have prioritised the University’s transition to the higher safety standards required under self-insurance.

The self-insurance functional email will remain active until further notice and will be used for additional project communication requirements.

If you have further queries from today, do not hesitate to raise them with safety officers and at WHS meetings in your area. Thank you again for your contributions to safety, health and wellbeing at Australia’s national University.

About the consultation

The Self-Insurance project has involved a great deal of planning and work as we head towards the proposed submission of the application at the end of 2016. University-wide consultation is ongoing and will conclude on 31 January 2017. During this time we encourage you to ask questions and raise any concerns you may have regarding the potential transition for the University.

How will this impact staff?

Self-Insurance would give the University the ability to re-invest in the design of work, health and safety, injury prevention and rehabilitation services that better meet the needs of our employees. We will focus our attention on improving preventative measures across all locations to reduce the number of accidents and injuries, advance our health and safety measures for all employees and ultimately reduce the number of workers' compensation claims.

The licence would also give ANU the capacity to improve the efficiency of the claims approval process, which would allow injured employees to proceed promptly with their rehabilitation and injury management plans.

Workers’ compensation benefits are not changing, but our ability to provide better and more timely care will improve. You can see a comparison of benefits in the Self-Insurance Benefits Comparison Table, which can be found in the Reference Documents section to the right of this page.