In August the Return to Work Bill 2014 was introduced into the South Australian Parliament and if approved will usher in wholesale reforms to the South Australian workers compensation scheme, commencing on 1 July 2015. The proposed scheme balances providing significant support and services to injured workers and being affordable for employers.
Average employer premiums are expected to drop from the current average of 2.75% to between 1.5% and 2% of total wages. As part of the proposed reforms, WorkCoverSA will change its name to ReturnToWorkSA.
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