We are building a new website consolidating all five service lines to make it easier to find what you need. The new icare website will replace the current HBCF public website and your login page will take you to the applications such as CIMS, BEAT and Builder Self-Service Portal. Redirection to the new site will commence in early September 2017.
Following the NSW Government announcement the HBCF Insurance has commeced its reforms to ensure long term financial sustainability and to improve services to customers.
These improvements, such as introducing risk-based pricing mean that lower risk building contractors will receive more equitable outcomes and clarity on their premium. The new pricing includes the introduction of risk based pricing for individual building contractors so that contractors with lower risk characteristics will no longer subsidise higher risk businesses. In turn, consumers will benefit by being able to make better informed choices.
icare hbcf is bringing building insurance into the 21st century with the design of a digital portal for builders. The Self-Service Portal, launched on 10 July 2017 has digitised the process of applying for insurance for builders. Through the portal, participating builders will be able to:
view their own eligibility limits and risk based pricing profile
obtain quotes for projects
review current utilisation of eligibility limits
submit new policy applications
mark construction projects as completed, and
view builder specific reports and certificate data.
icare (Insurance and Care NSW) was created in September 2015 through the commencement of the State Insurance and Care Governance Act. icare is a Public Financial Enterprise governed by an independent Board of Directors that delivers insurance and care services to the people of New South Wales.
The NSW Self Insurance Corporation (SICorp), Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) along with other like agencies such as the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer, Lifetime Care and Support, Sporting Injuries Compensation and the Dust Diseases Authority have joined icare.
References on this website to builders and building work include and apply to work undertaken by trade contractors and other building contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, swimming pool builders etc.