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Friday June 22, 2018
Saturday, 09 June 2018 06:54

Roger McKernan with his daughter. McKernan, living in Christchurch, is in a battle with ACC Burns victim Roger McKernan in battle with ACC

Burns victim Roger McKernan says he is being screwed over by ACC because he suffered his injuries when he was a child.

He now wants a law change so others do not go through the same stress.

ACC has agreed to review his case.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 19:05

Your guide to ACC levy invoices Your guide to ACC levy invoices

There are more than 500,000 businesses in New Zealand. Each of these businesses while different in size and sector all have one thing in common, people.

Everyone who works or owns a business in New Zealand pays levies. Your levy goes towards insuring and protecting your most important assets – you and your people.

If there’s an injury at work, your levies enable the treatment and support needed to get everyone back to work as soon as possible. It also goes towards programmes to help prevent these injuries in the first place, helping to make all workplaces healthier and safer.

Sunday, 27 May 2018 07:23

Hugh Rennie, QC, was hired by ACC to oversee the secret review of its CEO and culture. ACC calls in top Queen's Counsel to review allegations

ACC is undertaking a secretive review into the conduct of its chief executive and the organisation's culture.

The Government department hired top Queen's Counsel, Hugh Rennie, to tackle this review.

It was sparked after lengthy allegations were sent to ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway in November, via anonymous email. Further allegations were sent in February, and after seeking advice, Lees-Galloway requested ACC look into the claims in March.

Friday, 25 May 2018 13:55

ACC had sought more than $80,000 in reparations from Hoy. It will get $10,000. Roller derby mum who ripped off ACC by $82,000 ordered to pay $10,000 back

A woman who lied to ACC in order to collect $82,000 has been ordered to pay $10,000 back.

Hastings woman Kellie Louisa Mary Hoy, 34, lodged a claim with the Accident Compensation Corporation after injuring both her knees while playing roller derby on October 5, 2014.
 

Over the next two years she falsely claimed ACC payments on the basis she was caring for three children, when the children were actually living in another part of the country.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:58

Accident Compensation Amendment Bill - First Reading Accident Compensation Amendment Bill - First Reading

2018-05-09 - Accident Compensation Amendment Bill - First Reading. Iain Lees-Galloway.

Monday, 30 April 2018 03:22

New Advocacy Service a Start, but not the Solution New Advocacy Service a Start, but not the Solution

Acclaim Otago is welcoming ACC’s announcement of a new service which will go some way to addressing the access to justice issues that people who want to challenge ACC decisions face. However, spokesperson Denise Powell says “While this is a start, it most definitely is not the solution”.

This has been a very slow process. It was nearly two years ago that Nicki Kaye, then Minister for ACC, ACC and MBIE were provided with Miriam Dean QC’s report (May 2016). In that report, Ms Dean recommended funding a free nationwide advocacy service modelled broadly on the Health and Disability Commission Advocacy Service.

The service’s roles and responsibilities are set out in the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994. The director of advocacy, who reports to the Health and Disability Commissioner, contracts with the National Advocacy Trust for advocates to provide advocacy services and also monitors the quality of that work.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:00

ACC to fund service to help customers navigate processes ACC to fund service to help customers navigate processes

ACC to fund service to help customers navigate processes

ACC will fund a free, independent service to help clients navigate its processes, or to better understand or dispute a decision, Chief Customer Officer Mike Tully announced today.

The service, which will not charge clients, is likely to be a mixture of phone, web-based, and face-to-face advice and support up to, but not during, a formal review hearing.

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