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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?

Our proposed joining process

When a business is considering applying to become an Accredited Employer (AE), we will clearly communicate what we expect from a member of the programme and the joining process.

The applicant should be clear they are taking on ACC’s role regarding claims management, which comes with significant responsibility.

An accreditation process

The business must meet all components of accreditation to join the programme.

Accreditation must be continually maintained, including keeping to standards for certification, financial strength, health and safety systems, improvement, and worker voice. 

How accreditation could work 

Clear performance requirements

We expect members to manage their performance across six domains. When a business is close to qualifying for AEP we will provide some guidance on these, so they can prepare to monitor this performance.

The six performance domains are: injury statistics, satisfaction and experience, organisational capability, injury prevention, injury management and claims management. 

How could we improve performance and monitoring?

A business who meets all accreditation and performance requirements, and is approved by us, may enter the programme at the beginning of the next levy year.

More information

To get a better understanding of how it could work, see our scenario on joining the programme.

Download scenario 1. Business wants to be eligible to be an Accredited Employer

Note: To provide services to AEs, Third Party Administrators (TPAs) must be certified to manage claims and undergo periodic quality checks of their claim management. 

Current state

The lack of a robust assessment results in some businesses participating despite having poor health and safety and claims management capability. A single annual audit drives compliance behaviour and point-in-time effort for AEs.

Future state

We'd like to implement a robust accreditation process that ensures AEs are committed to the wellbeing of workers by establishing and operating a safe work environment, continually working on preventing workplace injuries, and providing quality services when workers do get injured.

Components of accreditation, such as certification, may last several years so efforts are spread over a period of time. 

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Closed for feedback

This consultation is now closed for feedback. Thank you for your feedback.

Jun 2019
Phase two open for feedback

We'll 'unpack' key priority areas with you and develop areas of the programme that require more work.

Aug 2019
Phase three open for feedback

We'll work with you to polish and consolidate the proposed changes to the programme. 

Proposed changes to AEP finalised

ACC Board and Minister for ACC to review our proposal 

2020 Levy Consultation

Proposed changes to AEP included in the 2020 Levy Consultation