Motor Accidents Authority
The Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) is a statutory body constituted by the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. The Act sets out the structure and functions of the MAA.
The MAA manages 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 is "reducing the social and economic impacts of motor accidents" and that its mission is "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 identifies 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 operates are as follows:
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.
The MAA operates a web site at maa.nsw.gov.au.
The MAA web site is a very useful resource if you are seeking CTP greenslip information, including price information and claims advice.
The Claims Advisory number is 1300 656 919.