FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)
What is WICA 2019?
Under WICA 2019 , an employee can claim compensation from his employer if he suffers from an injury (which includes medical condition) or occupational disease due to his work.
As an employer, you are liable to compensate your injured employee, regardless of who was at fault even if your employee no longer works for you after the work related accident.
Is wica insurance compulsory and mandatory?
Manual work employees, and this is regardless of their salary level.
Non-manual employee who are earning at or below the salary threshold of SGD2,600 on and after 1 April 2021. This is applicable to both local and foreign employees.
Who is covered under wica?
All employees who are engaged under a "contract of service" or "contract of apprenticeship" with an employer, regardless of salary level.
Who is not covered under wica?
Uniformed personnel - members of the Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Police Force, Singapore civil Defence Force,
Central Narcotics Bureau and Singapore Prison Service, Self-employed person or independent contractor, domestic worker.
How much is wica insurance premium?
The estimated cost and premium can only be calculated after you contact the partnered licensed representatives. It depends based on number of factors e.g. the employee risk level, salaries, company history of work injury compensation claims.
The work injury compensation act 2019 covers all employees regardless of their level of earnings. Whilst insurance is not compulsory under the Act for employees involved in non-manual work with salary above $2600, employers will still be required to pay compensation in the event of a valid claim.
Yes, a declaration form is to be completed.
Workmen compensation insurance, worker insurance, workers compensation insurance.
Only designated insurers.
It is best to get in touch as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until the current policy's renewal date.
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