Our health, disability and legal stakeholders are critical in delivering the services our clients need to get their lives back on track. Below you will find news reports and commentary on TAC-related issues.
Launched last month, an exciting new service is helping our clients with a disability enter or re-enter the workforce, develop job skills and prepare to work in the open employment market.
On 30 September 2018 our rebate of the LanternPay transaction fee came to an end. No action is needed on your part – LanternPay will continue as our digital payment platform.
The TAC recently launched a new research investment model with the flexibility to meet our current and emerging needs. Bringing together 12 respected Australian organisations, the new model will streamline research commissioning and allow cost effective access to qualified research services.
Last week the Victorian Government passed a bill that improves the benefits and services available to Transport Accident Commission (TAC) clients. We can now cover cyclists that collide with a stationary motor vehicle (previously this coverage was only for people who were cycling to and from work), grandparents are now included as immediate family members and can claim family benefits such as travel, accommodation and family counselling and we can provide loss of wages payments for parents that need to take time off work to visit their dependent child in hospital.
A new survey from Chronic Pain Australia shows that people living with persistent pain overwhelmingly deal with feelings of stigma and the judgement of family, friends, treaters and employers.
Biopsychosocial oriented pain services are helping TAC clients improve their management of pain, improve their functioning despite experiencing pain and reduce medications where possible.
Did you know the TAC has an in-house team of expert clinicians? Our Clinical Panellists work in a variety of disciplines and are dedicated to assisting your work with TAC clients. They can serve as a resource for you and provide advice when you treat those injured in transport accidents.
TAC staff have been busy at health and disability conferences in the past month, listening to providers and communicating changes in how we’re working to improve outcomes for TAC clients.
The parent company of the TAC’s digital payment platform, LanternPay, has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of 2018’s most innovative companies.
If you’re an IRQS-registered Disability Service professional who works with TAC clients, you won’t want to miss our upcoming Disability Provider Forum. You’ll hear from expert speakers with a range of insights in the field.