Building successful partnerships with Comcare self insurers

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Comcare Self Insurance Services

The Comcare scheme covers self insured workers’ compensation services for Australian Federal government departments, as well as private corporations who compete with Federal government departments.

The team at GB have an excellent record of long-term partnerships with Comcare clients, including:


GB’s General Manager of Self Insurance Shaun Meehan has more than six years experience in the Comcare scheme.

In addition to GB’s significant experience partnering with Comcare self insurers GB is recognised as a self insurance and claims management partner of choice by many Australian government departments.

GB currently provide services to more than 160 Federal Government Departments and Agencies through the Comcover scheme, and was recently named the self insured workers’ compensation provider for the Northern Territory Government. Other government clients include icare NSW, ReturnToWorkSA, WorkSafe Victoria, Victoria Police and the Victorian Department of Education.

Comcare Claims Services for ATO Employees

Comcare recently appointed Gallagher Bassett (GB) as one of two third-party claims service providers for non-corporate Commonwealth entities covered under the Federal Government Comcare Scheme.

Comcare’s new service offering will give eligible Federal agencies the option to play a greater role in managing their workers’ compensation claims, including by partnering with a third-party claims administrator.

GB has been appointed by Comcare to assist the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in managing their workers’ compensation claims. We will commence the management of claims, from 3 December 2018.

From 3 December 2018 GB can be contacted directly on +61 (03) 9297 9428

Please note, written correspondence should continue to be sent to Comcare via email to or by fax to 1300 196 971.

Records can also be sent by mail to:

GPO Box 9905

Canberra ACT 2601

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