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Health Insurance (Deductions) Amendment Regulations 2009
HEALTH INSURANCE (DEDUCTIONS) AMENDMENT
REGULATIONS 2009



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BR 24/2009

HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1970

1970 : 523

HEALTH INSURANCE (DEDUCTIONS) AMENDMENT

REGULATIONS 2009

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1 Citation

2 Amends regulation 1

3 Revokes and replaces

regulation 2

4 Revokes and replaces

regulation 3

5 Commencement



The Minister responsible for health, on the recommendation of
the Bermuda Health Council and in exercise of the powers conferred on
him by section 40 of the Health Insurance Act 1970, makes the following
Regulations:

Citation
1 These Regulations amend the Health Insurance (Deductions)
Regulations 1971 (the “principal Regulations”) and may be cited as the
Health Insurance (Deductions) Amendment Regulations 2009.

Amends regulation 1
2 Regulation 1 of the principal Regulations is amended by
inserting in its proper alphabetical order the following—

“ “Act” means the Health Insurance Act 1970;”.

Revokes and replaces regulation 2
3 Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations is revoked and replaced
with the following—

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“General rate of deductions
2 (1) Where an employer has effected a contract of health
insurance in respect of an employee in pursuance of section 20
of the Act, the employer is entitled to make the following
deductions from the salary, wages or other remuneration
payable to that employee—

(a) in the case of an employee, other than an
employee who is over the age of 65 years and
who does not qualify for subsidized hospital
treatment under section 2(1)(b) or (bb) of the
Act—

(i) where the employee is paid weekly, at a
rate not exceeding $24.05 per week; or

(ii) where the employee is paid monthly, at
a rate not exceeding $104.22 per month;
or

(b) in the case of an employee who is over the age of
65 years and who does not qualify for subsidized
hospital treatment under section 2(1)(b) or (bb)
of the Act—

(i) where the employee is paid weekly, at a
rate not exceeding $89.47 per week; or

(ii) where the employee is paid monthly, at
a rate not exceeding $387.68 per month.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis to a
contract of health insurance effected in respect of the non-
employed spouse of an employee.”.

Revokes and replaces regulation 3
4 Regulation 3 of the principal Regulations is revoked and replaced
with the following—

“Termination of employment; deductions
3 (1) Where during the course of a month, an employee
ceases to be compulsorily insurable by any employer by virtue of
the termination of the employee’s employment, the employer is
entitled to make the following deductions from the salary, wages,
or other remuneration payable to that employee—

(a) in the case of an employee, other than an
employee who is over the age of 65 years and
who does not qualify for subsidized hospital
treatment under section 2(1)(b) or (bb) of the

HEALTH INSURANCE (DEDUCTIONS) AMENDMENT
REGULATIONS 2009



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Act, at a rate not exceeding $24.05 for each
week or part of a week for which the employee
has been employed during that month and for
any period of extended cover for which the
employer is liable to pay a premium in
pursuance of regulation 5 of the Health
Insurance (Cover) Regulations 1971; or

(b) in the case of an employee who is over the age of
65 years and who does not qualify for subsidized
hospital treatment under section 2(1)(b) or (bb)
of the Act, at a rate not exceeding $89.47 for
each week or part of a week for which the
employee has been employed during that month
and for any period of extended cover for which
the employer is liable to pay a premium in
pursuance of regulation 5 of the Health
Insurance (Cover) Regulations 1971.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis to
deductions in respect of a non-employed spouse who ceases to
be compulsorily insurable by his or her spouse’s employer.”.

Commencement
5 These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2009.





Made this 25th day of March, 2009







Minister of Health