Those businesses taking out temporary work permits must now prove they have insurance lined up for their workers.
Government says changes have been made to the work permit application process to comply with the Health Insurance Law.
Immigration now will require proof of compliance with the law for all temporary work permits longer than 30 days. Employers will be required to give immigration a completed health insurance Certificate of Compliance form.
The idea isn’t new as the information is required for work permits spanning longer periods of time, but now it’ll be required for temporary permits as well.
Employers are liable for medical expenses incurred by an employee not covered by insurance.