What is Q-COMP

By: Gallagher Bassett  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Insurance Advice, Workers Compensation, Insurance Management

Key Points

  • O versees the Queensland workers' compensation scheme
  • An independent statutory authority; receives no government funding
  • Four main functions; regulating, resolving disputes, educating and managing data.

Full division of the insurance and regulatory functions was approved by the Government under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

Q-COMP’s responsibility for overseeing the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme is delivered through four main activities:

1. Regulating

  • monitoring insurer performance and compliance with the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act)
  • deciding self-insurance applications
  • approving amounts payable under an industrial instruments
  • monitoring employer rehabilitation compliance and providing advice
  • collecting fees and administering grants.

2. Resolving disputes

  • reviewing insurer decisions
  • managing appeals of review decisions
  • supporting the medical assessment tribunals (MAT).

3. Educating and informing

  • promoting education about the workers' compensation scheme.

4. Managing data

  • maintaining and analysing statistics and reporting on the scheme.

Keywords: Claims Advise, Insurance Advice, Insurance Management, Third Party Claims Administration, Workers Compensation

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