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And see the one below for our Chinese Event on 8th Dec
Changes to work injury compensation act in 2020. The changes to the WICA will take effect on 1 Sep 2020. WICA 2019 requires insurers to process all insured claims. This enables a faster and simpler claims process that benefits everyone.
Key changes to WICA
* Changes in compensation and medical expenses limits
* Expand mandatory insurance coverage to non manual employees, regardless of where they work
* Expand scope of compensation to include light duties
* Compulsory reporting for any instance of medical leave or light duties issued for work accident
From 1 April 2020, the salary threshold for non manual employees requiring work injury insurance (WICA) will be increased. The increase will be done in 2 phases. Employers must still purchase inductor all manual employees, regardless of salary.
MOM has appointed a list of approved WIC insurers and salary data will be made available to the appointed insurers. MOM will use industry salary data to compensate the employees. MOM will separately take Employer to task for failing to provide pay slips.
Effective 1 Sep 2020, employees on light duties due to work injuries will be compensated for their lost earnings based on their Averaged Monthly Earnings (AME). Currently, employees on light duties due to work injuries are not compensated by under WICA.