When is an employer self-insured for the Sickness Benefits Act?
To be self- insured for the Sickness Benefits Act
If an employee is (long-term) sick and his contract ends, he may be entitled to sickness benefit. This benefit is paid by the UWV or by (former) employer or his insurer. In the first case, the employer pays contributions to the UWV during the months that the employee has been employed there. If employee becomes ill, the UWV will ensure that the employee receives the benefit to which he is entitled to and that reintegration takes place.
The employer can also choose not to pay a contribution to the UWV during the employment period, but to pay the Sickness Benefits Act himself if necessary and also to take care of empoyees’ reintegration himself. In that case, the employer is self-insured for the purposes of the Sickness Benefits Act.
To find out whether the employer is self-insured, can be simply asked to get started.
The employee can also check on his pay slip whether the employer pays Sickness Benefits Act (ZW) premium. In that case, the employer is not self-insured.
It is also possible to find out by the UWV whether the employer is self-insured.
Important! The UWV checks always whether the employer performs its duties as a self-insured company. The amount of the compensation determined by the employer is also checked by the UWV.
For more information, please contact the UWV on telephone number 088- 898 9294