ACC

Call to see injuries not as accidents but as preventable

Call to see injuries not as accidents but as preventable

A mind shift is needed so people stop viewing injuries as "accidents" and instead view them as no different from cancer or heart disease, a visiting Canadian injury prevention specialist says.

ACC reverses avalanche-injury surgery decision

Accident compensation officials have backed down and agreed to finance surgery for a young man injured in an avalanche - but only after a lawyer laid out the evidence.

Govt set to backtrack on ACC rejig plan

The Government is backing away from plans to rejig the Accident Compensation Corporation to allow competition from private insurers because of concerns it will drive up costs for small and medium businesses and the taxpayer.

Second thoughts on ACC competition

The Government is backing away from plans to change the Accident Compensation Corporation to allow competition from private insurers, because of concerns it will drive up costs for small and medium businesses and the taxpayer.

ACC breach 'poorly handled': Collins

Minister for ACC Judith Collins has criticised her agency's "poorly handled'' response to a massive breach of claimants' information.

ACC manager 'failed to do enough' about breach

Senior ACC manager Philip Murch knew of a potentially major breach of the privacy of more than 6000 claimants for three months but failed to do enough about it, says chief executive Ralph Stewart, who last night apologised for the blunder.

ACC privacy breach to be probed

ACC privacy breach to be probed

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 reductions signed off

ACC levy cuts worth more than half a billion dollars have officially become law.

Dog attack victims: ACC's extra payout

Dog attack victims: ACC's extra payout

At least 160 people were so badly mauled by dogs last year that they needed additional support for lost income, home help or rehabilitation.

Widows ripping off ACC benefits

More than $3 million of ACC money was lost to fraud last year and culprits increasingly include widowed women ripping off the system.

Syndicate content