There’s no argument that the key role of a plan manager is to effectively manage your NDIS plan. The main benefit of engaging a plan manager is them handling all of your invoices and transactions, giving you more time in your day to pursue independence through activities and with guided support.
But have you ever considered the other benefits that come hand in hand with having a plan manager? The Bright Plan Management team knows that plan managers can pass on wealth of knowledge and uplift your NDIS experience, so we’ve outlined the added benefits of NDIS plan management.
Increase your financial and plan management skills
While the role of a NDIS plan manager is to action your invoices and manage your plan, that doesn’t mean you are completely shut out of the process. Engaging with your plan manager and discussing your understanding of your funding, the invoicing process and the best ways to manage your plan is a great way to gain a solid understanding of managing your finances and your NDIS plan. Learning from your plan manager is a sure fire way to improve your financial skills and will help you act with confidence in your future NDIS plan meetings.
Increase your choice of providers
An added bonus of working with a plan manager is the ability to choose any provider, whether they are registered with the NDIS or not. This gives you a much wider pool of providers to choose from. You’ll have greater choice and control over your providers, which will in turn allow you to have greater control over shaping your NDIS journey.
If you’ve just embarked on your NDIS journey, understanding and managing your NDIS plan can be incredibly daunting and confusing. There are lots of moving parts! Engaging a NDIS plan manager early on can alleviate the stress and also allow you to learn more about managing your plan. Working closely with a plan manager will help you learn how to best manage your plan and develop the skills needed to do so, which will come in handy if you decide in the future to self manage your plan.
Regular reports and updates
Plan managers will provide regular reports on your funding and let you know if any overspend or underspend has occurred. This helps you stay on top of your funding throughout the year and ensures that you get the most out of your NDIS funding.
Want to learn more about how plan management can benefit you? The Bright Plan Management Team is here to help! Reach out for a chat today.