ACC Minister Judith Collins has asked for an urgent report
into allegations that the private details of thousands of ACC
claimants were sent to an unauthorised recipient.
ACC levy cuts worth more than half a billion dollars have
officially become law.
At least 160 people were so badly mauled by dogs last year
that they needed additional support for lost income, home
help or rehabilitation.
More than $3 million of ACC money was lost to fraud last year
and culprits increasingly include widowed women ripping off
Has New Zealand's health watchdog lost its bark, asks
People who lodge Accident Compensation Corporation claims in
December stay off work longer on average than at any other
time of the year and it adds $3 million to the annual weekly
compensation bill, ACC says.
Claims by overseas visitors injured during the Rugby World
Cup have cost the Accident Compensation Corporation more than
$70,000 to date.
Two important announcements by the Government last week were
overshadowed by the environmental disaster unfolding in the
Bay of Plenty.
A substantial decrease in ACC levies for employers and the
self-employed is being welcomed with open arms by
Otago-Southland Employers Association chief executive John
A Dunedin woman whose hearing loss resulted from a fatal car
accident says a Government policy change reducing ACC
financial support for hearing needs is a "kick in the guts".
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