SIRA identified data quality issues with the accuracy and
completeness of data submitted by the Nominal Insurer (NI).
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The data revealed a significant deterioration in the NI’s RTW performance. In an attempt
to address the data quality and potential performance concerns with the NI, SIRA carried
out a data quality audit in January 2019 and
commenced a Compliance and Performance Review in February 2019.
Insurers reported this data to SIRA. Data is as at January 2019. The data presented in this report is derived from data and annual declarations provided to SIRA from NSW workers compensation insurers.
The return to work (RTW) rate is the percentage of time lost by claimants who have been off work as a result of their employment-related injury/disease and have returned to work at different points in time from the date the claim was reported (i.e. 4,
13 and 26 weeks for the Workers Compensation monthly dashboard). RTW rates are calculated monthly for the last 13 months up to the date of data. The cohort for each RTW measure is based on claims reported in a 12-month period, with a lag
to allow for claim development (i.e., the lag for the 4-week measure is 28 days; the lag for the 13-week measure is 91 days; and the lag for the 26-week measure is 182 days).