[Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network] Many families hire domestic migrant workers to assist with taking care of the elderly or disabled members of the family on a daily basis as the population ages and the number of children declines. The Labor Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act makes domestic migrant workers a mandatory insurance target in order to increase their level of job security. Since 2023, the "One-stop Service for Newly Hired Domestic Migrant Workers" and the Bureau of Labor Insurance, MOL have worked together to handle the occupational accident insurance add-on operation for domestic migrant workers, which make it time-saving and convenient to secure their safety in both their professional and personal lives.
On May 1, 2022, The Labor Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act went into effect. In accordance with laws, employers of domestic migrant workers who have received central competent authority approval to apply for employment permits are required to submit applications for extra insurance for the migrant workers on the day they start work. Bureau of Labor Insurance, MOL has used the Workforce Development Agency to provide employment permit information for domestic migrant workers, sent letters to inform employers relevant regulations, and handled simple insurance addition operations in order to protect the rights and interests of migrant workers and to avoid penalties for employers who are unfamiliar with the relevant laws and regulations.
"One-stop Service for Newly Hired Domestic Migrant Workers" and the Bureau of Labor Insurance, MOL have worked together to handle the occupational accident insurance add-on operation for domestic migrant workers.Photo provided by Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor
The "One-stop Immigration Service for Immigration" was introduced by the Ministry of Labor on January 1, 2023, to offer immigration seminars and relevant services to newly employed or domestic migrant workers who have not attended the seminar in more than 5 years. After completing the entry training, the Bureau of Labor Insurance will work with Workforce Development Agency to aid migrant workers in the completion of job insurance plus insurance and send SMS notifications to employers who set up insurance units for the first time. Employers can also visit the Foreign Family Migrant Workers Insurance Special Area of the Labor Insurance Bureau's official website to check the number on their insurance card.
Given that the monthly insurance premium for domestic migrant workers is only NT$48 and that the employer must still pay a service charge when paying the fee at a bank, convenience store, or national payment network, refer to the month of sending the employment stability fee of the Workforce Development Agency, every three months (February, May, August, and November), to send a payment slip for domestic migrant workers to reduce the burden of expenses on the employers.
The Bureau of Labor Insurance reminds employers that in order for the insurance premium to be calculated properly, the employer must complete a surrender declaration form and send it to the Bureau of Labor Insurance on the same day that a domestic migrant worker resigns, changes employers, or terminates employment. The general public can obtain "Q&As for One-stop Service for Migrant Workers" from the "Migrant Workers One-stop Service Center" if they want to learn more about the one-stop service for newly employed domestic migrant workers.