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Workers compensation

This page has Fees Orders for workers compensation services as well as guidance material for licensed self and specialised insurers.

Fees Orders for workers compensation services

This list outlines maximum fees payable by employers or insurers when a worker uses medical or allied health services in association with their workers compensation claim.

2018 Fees Orders

2017 Fees Orders

You can find 2016 Fees Orders in our Resource Library.

Provider/assessor search

You can find a workers compensation provider/assessor here.

Market practice and premiums guidelines

The workers compensation market practice and premiums guidelines (MPPG) apply to premium filings provided to SIRA on or after 1 March 2018 (revised 21 May 2018).

The guidelines specify:

  • the minimum requirements for policies of insurance
  • how insurers are to present premium filings to the Authority (SIRA)
  • how the Authority (SIRA) will assess those filings.

Licensed insurer business plan guidelines

From 1 March 2017, the revised Workers compensation licensed insurer business plan guidelines (LIBPG) supersede the previous Licensed insurer business plan guidelines and will apply until rescinded, amended or replaced.

The business plan for each licensed insurer is to be prepared by 30 September in accordance with section 202B of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (1987 Act) and must reflect the business plans for the financial year beginning 1 July.

The LIBPG sets out the minimum requirements for all licensed insurers in describing the manner in which their workers compensation insurance business will be conducted (including premiums, claims handling, management, expenses and systems).

The MPPG and LIBPG apply to all ‘licensed insurers’ as per the 1987 Act, including the Nominal Insurer and specialised insurers.

The MPPG and LIBPG do not apply to the following:

  • self-insurers
  • Self Insurance Corporation (SICorp)
  • Coal Mines Insurance.

Deemed Premium Calculation Methodology

For information on the calculation of deemed premium income for self-insurers and Comcare self insured employers, please see the Deemed Premium Calculation Methodology.