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 in some of this activity and provided input, please continue to feedback and help us enhance AEP.