icare (insurance)

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icare is a state-run, insurance corporation. It is owned by the New South Wales Government.

Its primary purpose is to provide workplace injury insurance.


It was formed in September 2015 through the commencement of the State Insurance and Care Governance Act

It succeeded the since-abolished WorkCover Authority of New South Wales. This followed a recommendation that WorkCover have its insurance and workplace safety investigation roles separated.

In 2020 a joint investigation by ABC News and The Age found that the organization was losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year, and had serious mismanagement issues.[1][2]


Its board is accountable to the Treasurer of NSW, who appoints the board and CEO.[3]

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  1. ^ "'Hit them in the pocket': Disturbing conversation between employer and QBE insurance revealed". www.abc.net.au. 27 July 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "As executive salaries soar, Australia's biggest workers compensation scheme faces financial disaster". www.abc.net.au. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Best in class Insurance & Care Services for the People of NSW". www.icare.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 10 August 2020.