Because something in your life should be easy…
If you’re an NDIS participant, or your child is, you already have plenty of challenges to face.
Bright Plan Management Services can help with one very important part of that – managing your NDIS funds.
As an NDIS registered plan management provider, we look after paying provider invoices, claiming back expenses and tracking your funds. So you can be sure you spend your NDIS funds wisely, within the guidelines.
And it won’t cost you a cent!
Bright Plan Management Services is a registered plan management provider, specialising in NDIS plan management service and nothing else.
We’re here to help.
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Simply put, using a plan manager gives you the most freedom to choose your service providers, with the minimum paperwork and admin for you. Even better, it doesn’t cost you anything.
If you work with a proactive plan manager like Bright Plan Management Services, you also get expert advice and support from someone who understands the NDIS and how it works.
Some people are also uncomfortable with technology. If that’s you, you may prefer talking to a plan manager to get updates about your plan, instead of logging on to the NDIA myplace portal.
NDIS participants have three options for how to manage the funds allocated to them.
Whichever option you choose, you can
But there are also differences between the options.
1. Using non-registered providers
Large businesses which do lots of work with NDIS participants are registered.
But smaller service providers, or ones who don’t work much with NDIS participants, may not be registered.
Depending on the services you need and where you live, you may find you want to use non-registered providers. If so, you will need to use a plan manager like Bright Plan Management Services, or manage your funds yourself.
The NDIS Price Guide sets standard prices for the services in your plan. Some providers may charge more than these standard prices.
You may want to use a provider even though they are more expensive. In this case, you will get less of whatever service they provide, or you will have to pay the extra cost yourself. This is only possible if you manage your plan yourself.
If you use an NDIS plan management company like ours, we will only pay invoices which match the NDIS Price Guide. We check this every time. You can be sure you will have enough NDIS funds to cover the full amount of service included in your plan.
3. Bookkeeping and financial records relating to your plan
There must be accurate financial records for every NDIS plan. If you self-manage, all the work of this data entry and reporting will be your responsibility.
Alternatively, you can appoint a plan manager like Bright Plan Management Services to look after your funds for you – or you can ask the NDIA to do it. This means there is no admin burden for you to deal with.
Even better, there is no cost to you of having a plan manager or the NDIA look after your plan. The costs are paid by the NDIA.
You can choose whichever option is best for your circumstances. Many NDIS participants choose a plan manager, because
There are many NDIS plan managers you can choose to work with.
The main work for any of them is to look after all the financial administration of your NDIS plan. That means things like:
You can still choose which service providers you want to use.
Some plan managers (like Bright Plan Management Services) will also help with:
We meet regularly with all our clients to make sure they are using their plan effectively.
There are many things to consider when choosing a plan manager.
First, it’s important to have someone who knows all about budgeting, accounting and financial reporting. At Bright Plan Management Services, our team are qualified accountants and bookkeepers, so you know you’re in safe hands with this.
If your NDIS plan has several components, your plan manager will track funds and spending for each area separately.
Whether your plan is complex or relatively straightforward, you should expect regular updates to make sure you are on track.
Look for someone who is friendly and responsive. Someone who answers the phone or returns calls quickly. Someone who replies to emails.
The best NDIS plan manager will have good relationships with your providers as well as with you. They need to pay providers promptly, or contact them proactively if there is a problem.
At Bright Plan Management Services, we plan meetings for the whole year when we start managing your plan. We are easily available by phone during office hours, and will arrange extra meetings if there is something we need to discuss.
The best NDIS plan manager will always make you the first priority. Some plan managers work for companies which offer other NDIS services. This is not a problem in itself, but it may be harder for them to give impartial advice about which service provider to use.
At Bright Plan Management Services, the only thing we do is NDIS plan management, so we have no conflict of interest. Our aim is to be the best NDIS plan manager we can – for each and every client.
Are you a first time NDIS participant?
Having a bad time with another plan manager?
Or just tired of doing it all yourself?
Whichever it is, we’d love to help.
Let’s organise a first meeting where you can experience the Bright Plan Management Services difference for yourself!