Recently, the government has announced some changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act, or known as WICA. According to a Straits Times article dated 30 July 2015, there will be changes to the compensation limits The existing limits were set in 2012 based on the 2010 median wage of resident employees. From 1 January 2016, the increase in limits, estimated to be about 20%, can be seen as followed:
Changes are made to adjust to inflation, as well as the increase in median nominal wages of employees. Furthermore, medical treatment that helps the injured workers return to work earlier such as physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, and worksite assessment expenses etc will also be claimable starting from next year.
For clients seeking to insured their employees on WICA, please do not hesitate to contact me or drop me an email.