icare partners with MTA NSW as part of industry-led approach to workers compensation

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), has welcomed the announcement by icare of their partnering with MTA NSW through Motor Trades Cover, as part of their commitment to supporting an industry-led approach to improve worker outcomes. This partnership will pioneer a new way of working that aims to achieve better safety outcomes in the automotive industry.

“We’ve been listening to employers about their workers compensation requirements and we’re already engaging with other industry sectors,” said John Nagle, icare CEO and Managing Director.

“This partnership with MTA NSW is the first step towards icare developing programs that respond to the particular needs of a range of industry sectors across NSW.”

“Businesses in the automotive industry contend with industry specific issues that require certain expertise to address,” said Stavros Yallouridis, CEO, MTA NSW. “By combining our knowledge and networks, this partnership provides us with new opportunities to meet the needs of this unique industry when it comes to injury prevention and recovery.”

“icare has demonstrated their willingness to listen to the industries they insure and respond with meaningful changes,” said Rex Bashford, CEO, Motor Trades Cover. “This new industry-aligned approach will empower businesses in the motor trades to overcome challenges and achieve significant improvements in work related injury prevention and recovery outcomes.”

icare is eager to learn from this partnership and see how this can be applied to other industries with work underway to develop online self-help resources for employers in four of our largest industry sectors – manufacturing, construction, transport and community services.     

About icare

icare is a significant player in the insurance Market in Australia insuring over 310,0000 NSW businesses and 193 Government agencies equating to around 90 percent of the public and private sector workers in NSW.

About MTC

Motor Trades Cover Pty Ltd is a partnership between icare and the MTA NSW aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of injuries in the workplace. It will achieve these aims through helping employers with a program to improve Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Return to Work (RTW) practices. MTC will be approaching employers to become involved in the program that will be implemented across the industry to explain how to achieve improvements and reduce cost.

The whole approach is built around the “Protect and Care” strategy which assists employers to improve their health and safety practices to reduce injuries (Protect) and assist injured employees back to work sooner (Care) and thereby reducing workers’ compensation premiums.

This is a significant partnership designed to revolutionise the way businesses are operating in the motor trades industry in NSW. The alliance will assist Automotive businesses in overcoming burdening financial and safety related obstacles and equip them with the tools needed, to achieve significant improvements in work related injury prevention and recovery outcomes.


(L to R) Brandon Parish, icare; Stavros Yallouridis, CEO, MTA NSW; Jason McLaughlin, icare; Karen Haig, icare; Rex Bashford, CEO. Motor Trades Cover;
John Nagle, icare CEO and Managing Director; Ryna Van Der Walt, icare