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Insurance requirements for foreign domestic worker

You need to buy medical and personal accident insurance for your helper. Find out the coverage required and how to submit the insurance details.

Before your helper arrives in Singapore, you must buy medical insurance and personal accident insurance as part of your medical obligations to her.

You cannot pass on the cost of purchasing the medical insurance to your helper.

Medical insurance

You need to buy medical insurance with coverage of at least $15,000 per year for inpatient care and day surgery during your helper's stay in Singapore.

You also need to submit the medical insurance details online when you are issuing or renewing your helper's work permit. You can get your employment agency to submit the details for you.

Personal accident insurance

You need to buy personal accident insurance with a minimum coverage of $40,000 for your helper. The compensation should be made payable to her or her beneficiaries.

What's next

Medical examination

Last Updated: 15 April 2016