Brokers and industry groups maintain an important role in the workers insurance industry. In recognising this important role, icare’s Broker, Employer & Industry Engagement Team works with brokers and employers to ensure customers are not only informed about the latest developments in workers insurance, but also provided access to industry expertise and resources that add value to customers.
We understand that employers and industries are different; they have different needs and goals. Our objective is to work with our broker, employer and industry partners to pinpoint opportunities that guide and support customers, as we build, implement and promote initiatives that reduce premiums and foster safer workplaces.
What is a letter of appointment and when is it required?
The letter of appointment confirms an employer has appointed a broker or consultant as their authorised delegate for their workers insurance program. Read more about the letter of appointment.
What is a letter of authority and when is it required?
The letter of authority confirms that the appointed broker or consultant has the employer’s permission to access specific policy-related information, which is described in the letter. It confirms that they have authority to access/use this policy-related information to provide their services to the employer.
A letter of authority can also be used when an employer already has a broker but has authorised another broker to do a specific piece of work without formally appointing them. Read more about the letter of authority.
What should be included in an email or letter of appointment or authority?
- Policy number/s
- Group number
- Policy name/s
- Name of broker / consultant
- Effective date
- Signatures, including electronic signatures of those giving and receiving authority/appointment
- Email and address of those receiving authority/appointment
Where do I send my completed letter of appointment?
You can send your completed letter of appointment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that the customer policy/reference number and broker name are clearly visible.
How do I renew the policy for a small employer (base tariff premium <30K)?
- Check the details on the icare policy renewal letter. This letter is issued 21 days prior to renewal.
- Contact icare if you need to amend any details.
- Complete and return the Declaration of Actual Wages form. This form is issued by the scheme agent . It includes the return email / postal address.
icare will send the employer an invoice and a Certificate of Currency. The scheme agent will send the employer the Actual Wage Declaration , after making final adjustments to the previous year’s policy.
Who do I phone if I have enquiries?
If you have individual policyholder enquiries, including questions about individual policies, premiums and claims, you can contact our Customer Support Centre on: 13 44 22.
If you have corporate account enquiries, including enquiries about premium and injury prevention strategies, you can contact our insurance specialist team on: 13 55 22.
Who can I email for further information?
icare has a dedicated relationship engagement team that is able to assist you. If you would like to contact any of our team members, please refer to the below contact options.