Mandatory updates to Work Injury Compensation ACT (WICA)

Under WICA, an employer is liable to compensate an employee for death, sickness or injuries arising and during the period of employment.

As per changes in WICA introduced by MoM, from 1st April 2021, the salary threshold for non-manual employees requiring WICA insurance is increased to $2,600.


Key changes to WICA

  • Changes in compensation and medical expenses limits.
  • Expand mandatory insurance coverage to non-manual employees, regardless of where they work.
  • Expand scope of compensation to include light duties.
  • Compulsory reporting for any instance of medical leave or light duties issued for work accident.


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