Health insurance reminder

The Health Insurance Commission reminds the public that it is compulsory for all residents of the Cayman Islands — including full- and -part time employees, employees on temporary work permits and domestic helpers — to have health insurance.

Section 3 of the Health Insurance Law (2003 Revision), entitled ‘Compulsory health insurance,’ states that all residents of the Cayman Islands must by covered by a standard health insurance contract. Section 3(2) of the law requires employers to provide health insurance coverage for themselves, their unemployed spouse and children, their employees, and their employees’ unemployed spouse and children, states a GIS press release.

The law provides that whoever fails to comply with Section 3(2) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of $5,000, and conviction on indictment to a fine of $10,000.

All residents — including full- and -part-time employees, temporary work permit holders and domestic helpers — who do not have health insurance, should immediately contact their employer for the provision of health insurance, or contact the Health Insurance Commission at 946-2084.

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