Help me understand my premium and policy
What you need to know to help you better understand your premium and your policy.
What does my policy cover?
A workers’ compensation policy provides cover for your workers in the event of a work-related injury or illness. This article outlines what is covered by workers insurance, your obligations and rights, and other information about policies including workers compensation legislation.
How is my premium calculated?
Premiums are based on your industry, how much you pay in annual wages and a range of other factors. This article explains how premiums are calculated, including information about the role of industry classifications and how claims performance can impact the premium of medium and larger employers.
How can I lower my premium?
icare offers a range of incentives, discounts and other adjustments to help NSW business lower the costs of their workers insurance. This article lists the incentives available to employers to report incidents early, introduce safety initiatives and support injured workers return to work.
Understanding your premium webinar – updateIn June, 2020 icare ran a webinar for employers. The webinar included a premium calculation scenario over two slides to illustrate the return to work incentive in practice. These slides were provided as follows.
Doughnuts Pty Ltd – premium after a claim
Doughnuts Pty Ltd – premium calculation for the next year
The next year, Homer broke his leg when he also slipped on some sprinkles and was off work for 28 weeks. Claims costs incurred = $48,640 (Homer’s wage paid for 28 weeks, less a 5% discount)
Declaration of actual wages
Employers are required to lodge a Declaration of Actual Wages form at the end of the policy period. This is a declaration of how much you have paid your workers in wages during that period.Learn more about declaring wages
Your policy renewal explained
Watch this video to know what to expect from your icare workers insurance policy renewal.