Frequently Asked Questions
No. To qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits an employee must be disabled due to a work-related accident or occupational disease as defined in the Workers' Compensation legislation and unable to work.
The Argus office at 14 Wesley Street is now open to the public 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
We want you to feel secure and comfortable when you visit Argus and we’ve followed the Government’s COVID-19 operations to create an environment that’s safe for all. New practices include, signage to remind and encourage social distancing protocols, the wearing of face masks, hand sanitiser stations and limited opening hours to allow for deep cleaning and sterilisation.
Argus will continue to support your needs online and by telephone. You can reach our Customer Service Centre on (441) 298-0888 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We encourage our pensions and health members, corporate clients and personal motor policy holders to register for a Vantage online account to gain access to policy information and a number of self-service tools.
Workers' Compensation is a wage loss replacement benefit for expenses arising out of an accident or illness that occurs while working for an employer. In other words, job-related injuries and illnesses.
Bermuda has legislated benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act (1965) together with subsequent amendments that hold employers liable to compensate their employees for loss of income and medical expenses. However, for most industries, insurance is not mandatory and the employer can choose either to self-insure against such expenses or purchase a workers’ compensation policy from an insurer.
All employees, aged 16 or above, of the Employer as defined by the Employment Act of 2000 and subsequent amendments, who are Bermuda residents and work for the Employer in connection with the Employer’s Business.
Eligible classes of employees can include:
- Part-time employees working less than 15 hours per week for the Employer,
- Temporary employees working less than three months per year for the Employer,
- Students working for the Employer on weekends, public holidays and /or vacation periods.
Please note eligible classes of employees can vary from plan to plan.