ACC

The ACC football

The ACC football

National signalled long before the general election last year that the accident compensation scheme was in its sights.

Sensitive Claims Unit changes raise concern

Sensitive Claims Unit changes raise concern

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.

Govt looking to stop ACC to criminals

Govt looking to stop ACC to criminals

The Government is looking at ways to stop ACC payments to people who get injured while committing crimes.

ACC to be cut back - Key

ACC to be cut back - Key

The Government will announce plans to cut ACC entitlements on Wednesday so it can keep levy rises to politically acceptable levels, Prime Minister John Key said.

ACC's existence 'under threat'

ACC's existence 'under threat'

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.

Super or ACC choice 'obscene'

Super or ACC choice 'obscene'

Making a grieving man choose between his dead wife's ACC compensation and his own hard-earned superannuation is "obscene" and tantamount to theft, Dunedin widower Fin (Findlay) Heads says.

ACC changes will benefit rape victims - Govt

ACC changes will benefit rape victims - Govt

The Government is defending changes to ACC which opponents say will mean victims of rape and sexual abuse find it difficult to access therapy.

ACC changes to hurt rape victims - Nicholas

Survivors of rape and sexual abuse will find it difficult to access therapy if proposed changes to ACC's sensitive claims unit come into effect next month, according to rape survivor Louise Nicholas.

Free physio never worked - Smith

Free physio never worked - Smith

The provision of free physiotherapy services to people injured in accidents has never worked and cost too much, ACC Minister Nick Smith said today.

ACC to cut physio funding

State health insurer ACC has announced a funding cut for physiotherapy, with one rehabilitation industry group saying people will be permanently disabled because of it.

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