Menu

HEALTH COUNCIL SEES RISE IN EMPLOYERS WHO FAIL TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE

HEALTH COUNCIL SEES RISE IN EMPLOYERS WHO FAIL TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE

The Health Council has noticed an increase in employers who are not providing their employees with health insurance coverage. Currently, there are 46 non-compliant employers, affecting 261 employees and non-working spouses.

Ian Cameron, Compliance Officer, states: “The increase in non-compliant employers is concerning because health insurance provides access to healthcare. At a time when Bermuda is seeing an increase in chronic diseases in patients, this access becomes vitally important. These employees are having to pay out-of-pocket or are not receiving adequate and necessary healthcare because they cannot afford it. It is also illegal to deduct money from an employee’s pay check for health insurance and not use that money to purchase health insurance for that employee.”

The Health Council monitors and enforces compliance with Section 20(1) the Health Insurance Act 1970. The Act requires every employer to provide health insurance for employees and nonemployed spouses of employees.

There are situations in which employers are exempt from having to provide health insurance such as when employees:

 Work 15 hours or less weekly

 Are employed for 2 months or less

 Are students employed during weekends, public holidays or half term holidays.

The Health Council also requires local insurers to provide monthly updates of companies who have inactive health insurance policies as summarized in the chart below.

Screen Shot 2017 02 12 at 15.28.20

Below are the list of non-compliant employers who are published the Health Council's website:

 A.C. Management

 First Friends Nursery & Preschool

 Paint N Stuff Limited

 Aneesah’s Nursery & Preschool

 G.E.T Security

 Pie Factory Holdings Ltd.

 Anna Melotti

 Gardens Unlimited

 Precious Kargo

 B & B Fibre Tech

 Green Acres Landscaping

 RC Maintenance Limited

 Bluegreen Re

 Happy Moments Nursery and Preschool

 Recon

 BTA (Dispatching) Ltd.

 Heavenly Blessings Nursery

 Richardson’s Trucking Service

 Carreiro Enterprise

 Herb Garden Seniors Residence

 Simmons Upholstery

 Catcon Enterprises

 Inner Harbour Limited (Hunts)

 Snorkel Park Company

 Cleancut Landscaping

 Island Cleaning

 Talbot Enterprises

 Clifford Simmons Fishing

 K.C. Plumbing

 Tamerry Dental Healthcare Centre

 Collingwood Holdings

 LG Drywall

 TECS Limited

 CPR Plumbing

 Little Sprouts Nursery

 The Foot & Ankle Clinic

 Crocodile Contracting

 MRL Limited

 Topley Services

 CW Construction & Landscaping

 New Genesis

 VIP Auto Service

 ECM Services Limited

 Filter Queen BDA

 Ocean Sails

 Waterwood If you have evidence that a business has been printed in error, or if you would like to enquire about your rights in regards to health insurance, please contact the Health Council by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 292-6420. 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top