Enhancing the Accredited Employer Programme

Have your say on how we should enhance the Accredited Employers Programme (AEP).
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Could better data collection and analysis improve performance?

We think that better data collection and analysis from AEs to us will improve performance, what do you think?
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Enhancing AEP: What we learnt in phase one

In May, we asked you what an enhanced Accredited Employers Programme should look like, thank you for your feedback.
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How could accreditation improve workplace health and safety?

Accredited Employers need to have robust health and safety systems in place, how could accreditation best guarantee this?
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How can we improve the certification process?

We are focusing on certification for Accredited Employers and Third Party Administrators and want to know if we’re on the right track.
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How can we improve performance monitoring?

We will work with Accredited Employers (AEs) to monitor their performance across injury, claims and rehabilitation management.
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How can we enable Accredited Employers to improve performance?

Accredited Employers have told us they want to drive change and improvement, tell us what could this look like.
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Measuring worker influence, satisfaction and experience

Making sure that workers are safe and well is at the heart of the Accredited Employers Programme (AEP).
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What will an enhanced AEP look like?

Over the last two years we’ve been seeking feedback on ways to enhance AEP. Are we on the right track?
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What's important to you when joining AEP?

We’ve outlined what we think the joining process should be. Are we on the right track?
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How could accreditation work?

We’d like to see 5 components to accreditation and want to know if we’re on the right track.
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How could we build a culture of continuous improvement?

We believe a culture of continuous improvement should be evidenced in all AEs having an improvement framework. What do you think?
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How can we improve monitoring and performance?

We’re proposing ways to monitor and manage performance, are we on the right track?
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How can we put worker wellbeing at the centre of AEP?

We want to make worker outcomes central to the AEP programme. Are our options for improvement on the right track?
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What could happen when an AE leaves the programme?

We want to know if our proposed exiting process is on the right track?
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We have further developed and road tested the proposed changes to AEP with your help. The next step is to review your feedback. 

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Jun 2019
Phase two closed for feedback
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Sep 2019

Update: We'd hoped to share more information with you in September however we're still finalising the potential programme improvements based on the feedback we've received. We're also working on options for delivery of any initial programme changes. 

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Proposed changes to AEP finalised

ACC Board and Minister for ACC to review our proposal 

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2020 Levy Consultation

Proposed changes to AEP included in the 2020 Levy Consultation 

What is the Accredited Employers Programme?

The Accredited Employers Programme (AEP) was developed in 2001 to allow financially secure businesses to take on the role of ACC for workplace injury claims and rehabilitation.

The intention was businesses would provide a better experience for injured workers at a lower cost. This would encourage workplaces to drive health and safety improvements.

Around 23% of the New Zealand workforce (about 500,000 people) have their work injuries managed through AEP.

Why are we enhancing AEP?

While the world has changed dramatically over the last 18 years, AEP has had little development. We have a big task ahead of us to bring this programme up to date.

Over the last two years we’ve been seeking ways to enhance AEP. We’ve engaged a wide range of people to better understand the key challenges with the existing programme and outlined ways to improve it.

Thank you to those who have been involved and provided input, please continue to feedback and help us enhance AEP.