Employer faces insurance charges

Robert Campbell and Campbell’s Auto Repairs & Sales have been charged with failure to effect and continue a standard contract for health insurance on behalf of employees.

The charges came to Summary Court for the first time on 17 October.

The allegation is that there was no health insurance in place from 1 July 2006 until 1 May 2007.

Mr. Campbell is further charged with failing to produce required documents to Health Insurance Inspector Wesley Gibson on 2 April, 2007. The documents related to evidence of valid health insurance coverage for employees and records of employee earnings.

The defendants were represented by Attorney Della Campbell.

Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale set the matter for mention again on 31 October.

Since August 2006, at least four other employers have been dealt with in Summary Court for offences under the Health Insurance Law.

Charges of failure to provide health insurance and unlawful deductions for health insurance were heard for the first time in Grand Court last week (Caymanian Compass, 17 October).