Today, ACC minister Nick Smith
is expected to announce that levies will rise and
entitlements will be cut. Sandra Buchanan takes a critical
look at the proposed reduction in counselling through the
Sensitive Claims Unit.
ACC's future is at risk, chairman John Judge said today when
announcing its liability ballooned by $4.8 billion in the
year to June 2009 driven by increased claims, declining
rehabilitation and more realistic assessments of costs.