Motor Accidents Authority
A new government organisation, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), took over the work of the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) on 1 September 2015.
SIRA is a statutory body created by the State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015. Part 3 of this Act sets out the structure and functions of SIRA.
The Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) was a statutory body constituted by the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. That Act sets out the structure and functions of the MAA.
The MAA used to manage the CTP greenslip scheme and the LTCS scheme, on the basis set out in the acts, and on behalf of the NSW state government.
In its Annual Report 2011-2012 (page 5), the Motor Accidents Authority states that its vision was "reducing the social and economic impacts of motor accidents" and that its mission was "ensuring people injured in motor accidents receive appropriate treatment and benefits from a sustainable insurance scheme funded by NSW vehicle owners".
The Annual Report (page 6) also identified that "the aim of the Motor Accidents Authority is to ensure that premiums are affordable and equitable to fund a Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme that is fair, efficient and sustainable for the benefit of the injured and insured people".
The six key functional areas in which the MAA operated are:
Ensure that insurers and other stakeholders comply with the requirements of the act and any guidelines.
Ensure the market is competitive and fair, licence the insurers, manage the conduct of insurers, monitor and if necessary reject premiums, monitor profitability and monitor insurer solvency.
Improve injury management and health outcomes and improve services for injured people and their families.
Improve efficiency and effectiveness of claims assessment, reduce claims assessment disputes and facilitate timely dispute resolution.
Monitor and report on the operation of the scheme. Service the information requirements of greenslip purchasers through the provision of price comparison information and operate the claims advisory service.
Support injury prevention by funding research, through provision of sponsorships and through participation with the community.
SIRA’s new website is under development and redirects to the old MAA website for all CTP greenslip information, including prices and claims advice.
The Claims Advisory number is still 1300 656 919.