The first stage of enhancing the Accredited Employers Programme (AEP) took us across New Zealand to reengage with the AEP community and discuss the draft changes to the programme with you.
We also asked for your feedback here on Shape your ACC, for more information please have a look at Enhancing the Accredited Employers Programme information we shared during phase one:
- What will an enhanced AEP look like?
- What’s important to you when joining AEP?
- How could accreditation work?
- How could we build a culture of continuous improvement?
- Could better data collection and analysis improve performance?
- How can we improve monitoring and performance?
- How can we put worker wellbeing at the centre of AEP?
- What could happen when an AE leaves the programme?
What you told us
Generally, feedback was positive. While some accredited employers (AEs), third party administrators (TPAs), and unions felt the amount of time it had taken to get to this point was too long, feedback was that the draft model begins to solve the painful parts of the programme.
You told us that the move toward having closer relationships, using data intelligently and the shift away from yearly audits was positive. However, the enhanced programme appears to be less attractive for some, with decreasing incentives and additional responsibility to maintain AEP participation.
Overall, your feedback told us that the enhanced AEP model is generally on the right track. Our next task is to dig deeper into some of the features of the proposed model to ensure that AEP provides value.
We’re seeking input from Accredited Employers (AEs) and employees, worker representatives, Third Party Administrators (TPAs) on the following features of the enhanced AEP model. Take a look and tell us what you think: