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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

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9 June 2021

If you employ workers in Queensland, it's time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.

Accident insurance policies are due for renewal from 1 July each year. Employers must declare their wages to WorkCover annually to ensure they have the right level of cover.

Use the following resources to get ready to declare your business' wages:

Our wages definition manual provides more detail about whether amounts paid to workers should be declared to WorkCover, and our top 5 tips to help you are shown below.

You can also find out more about JobKeeper payments and wages declaration, or read on below about the new Interim Certificate of Insurance, renewing online, and how to cancel your policy if you are no longer employing.

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New Interim Certificate of Insurance, keeping you covered

This year, you will receive an Interim Certificate of Insurance, that will cover you from 1 July 2021 until 30 September 2021. This gives you clear coverage during the policy renewal season.

We will email you your Interim Certificate of Insurance at the start of July.

Once you have paid your premium for 2021–2022 year or committed to a payment plan, we will send you your Certificate of Currency, which will cover you from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022.

If you don't receive electronic communications from us, or you need another copy throughout the year, you can go online at any time to obtain your certificate:

Register to renew your policy online and get a policy snapshot

Employers who renew their policy online will be able to get a better understanding of the factors that influence their premium calculation, through our policy snapshot page. By declaring your wages online, you'll be able to easily see any discounts you may be benefiting from, compare your claims performance to the industry average, and see how changes to key factors (such as wages or industry rate) have influenced your premium.

Register now for our WorkCover Connect secure online service to be able to renew your policy online.

No longer employing? Cancel your policy now

Accident insurance is compulsory if you employ workers in Queensland. This means that you need to cancel your policy if you are no longer employing.

If you no longer employ workers in Queensland, you can cancel your policy at any time using our WorkCover Connect online service. Once logged in, select ‘Insurance > cancel policy’.

Make sure you have the right cover for your business – you may be liable to pay a penalty if you are under-insured because you have not accurately declared your wages.

If we do not receive a response from you after we send you a policy renewal notice on 1 July, your policy is renewed based on the information you have supplied to us previously and you will receive a request for payment.