Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Bosses, staff may choose to pay premium

Akhbar : NEWS SUNDAY TIMES : NEWS
TARIKH : 28/11/2010
Bosses, staff may choose to pay premium


MALACCA: The premium for the health insurance for foreign workers may be borne by either the employers or their workers, except for workers in certain
sectors.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said the government would leave the decision to the employers and their employees.

However, for workers in some sectors, including domestic helpers and those employed in agriculture-related work, the employers would have to pick up
the tab.


Dr Subramaniam said the Health Ministry made the decision to impose health insurance on foreign workers because of the high cost incurred by the
government when they failed to settle their medical bills at public hospitals.

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