Sick leave insurance
If a crewmember becomes temporarily unfit for work due to illness or an accident, he is entitled to EU citizens continued payment of wages. The law requires that you continue paying wages for two years. The sick leave insurance policy provides you with a compensation for the wages you have to continue paying to a sick employee or an employee unfit for work. Legislation in the form of the Eligibility for Permanent Incapacity Benefit (Restrictions) Act (Wet verbetering poortwachter) requires that you make an effort to prevent and limit absenteeism of employees.
Maritime absenteeism support service
Our sick leave insurance policy includes the services provided by Maritime absenteeism support service (Maritiem Verzuimsupport). By actively giving information and advice the Maritime absenteeism support team helps you with controlling absenteeism. Read more about our services here.
In addition to this sick leave insurance policy, we also provide insurance solutions when your employees are ill or unfit for work for more than two years: sickness benefit – self-insurance policy, Return to Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulations (WGA) and employee insurance schemes