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