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More than 230,000 migrant caregivers in Taiwan to benefit from the occupational accident insurance act

More than 230,000 foreign migrants working as a domestic helper or caregiver in Taiwan will benefit from the Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act.


The new law stipulates two months of full salary payout for those suffering from an occupational injury or disease.


According to the new act, any employer failing to sign their workers up for occupational accident insurance will be faced with a fine of up to NT$100,000.


Insurance payouts cover the areas of medical treatment, injury/disease, disability, death and disappearance. Occupational injury or disease benefits are set at 100 percent of a person's insured salary in the first two months, and 70 percent until the application ends.


Additionally, those doing temporary work in Taiwan are also eligible like those who are working at construction sites.


The date for the new act to become effective will be decided by the Cabinet, which has not given any as of press time. (Photo by Huang Chung-hsin)

 

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