Barbershop Insurance in Singapore

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What does Barbershop Insurance cover?

Coverage

Explanation

Importance for barbers

Work Injury Compensation Insurance (WICA Insurance)

Protects your employees if they suffer work-related injuries/sickness.

Legally required for all manual workers (e.g. barbers, cleaners), or workers who earn <$2,600/month

Public Liability Insurance

Protects you against liability to third-parties for property damage or injuries.

Critical

Commercial Property Insurance

Protects your business property against damage, e.g. fire, explosions, certain types of water damage, etc.

Critical

Business Interruption Insurance

Pays cash benefit if you can’t operate your barbershop due to covered reasons, e.g. fire destroying your shop.

Very good to have

Foreign Worker Medical Insurance

Protects your business if your foreign workers require medical treatment.

Legally required for all S-Pass and Work Permit holders

What are some claims examples for barbers?

Claim Example 1: Barbershop catches firebuilding fire

An electrical outlet in your barbershop malfunctions, starting a fire in your premises. The fire grows rapidly. Automatic sprinkler systems are unable to contain the fire. Your shop is burnt to the ground. If you have Commercial Property Insurance, the insurer would pay to restore your barbershop to its original condition. Your policy can cover the cost of renovations, fixtures and fittings, barbering equipment, barbering supplies, and more. Given that the bulk of your investment in starting a barbershop is in the physical premises, it’s vital that you carry Commercial Property coverage.  

Claim Example 2: Barber employees get infected with Covid-19

covid infection at work

Covid infections are a serious risk for barber businesses. You’ll spend long hours in close contact with customers, and you have no idea where your clients have been. It’s no surprise then that barbershops have popped up as Covid clusters in Singapore.

Let’s take a look an example of how Barbershop Insurance would protect you, in case your workers contract Covid-19. Let’s say you employ 4 barbers. One of your barbering staff gets infected with Covid-19. Since you work closely together in a shop, your infected employee spreads the virus to your entire company. All 4 of your staff get 2 weeks of medical leave. Since these are work-related infections, Singapore law requires you to compensate your employees for their i) medical bills, and ii) salary while on MC. The monthly salary of each of your babers is $3,000. Let’s do a quick calculation of how much you have to compensate your employees for. 

Lost wages for 2 weeks of medical leave: $1,500 per barber
Number of barbers on medical leave: 4
Total lost wages that you must pay to your barbers, by law: $1,500 x 4 = $6,000

With WICA Insurance, these expenses are covered for you. The insurance company will pay the $6,000 for the employee’s lost wages, and also pay their medical expenses stemming from their work-related Covid infection.

Barber employees are also prone to suffering physical injuries like cuts at work. WICA Insurance would cover these costs as well.

See: New Covid-19 cluster at Bedok barbershop
See: Risk of Covid-19 infections higher than hair and beauty salons, than other retail shops

Claim Example 3: Customer slips and falls in your shopinjury at workPicture this scenario: you’ve just finished mopping the floor of your barbershop. A customer walks in. Before you can warn the customer that the floor is wet, he slips on the not-completely-dry floor. The man hits his head, and suffers a deep cut. He calls an ambulance to get him to the hospital. 2 weeks later, he files a personal injury lawsuit against you, claiming your negligence caused him to suffer his injury. He sues you for $15,000, seeking compensation for his medical expenses. If you have Public Liability Insurance, the insurer would step in to defend you. Your Public Liability policy would pay for lawyer’s fees to protect you from the lawsuit, and also pay for the damages being claimed against you.

How much coverage do I need for my barbershop?

Work Injury Compensation Insurance: You should insure 100% of your employees. Under WICA regulations, MOM requires business owners to insure their manual employees. Examples of manual workers include barbers, barber assistants, hair washers, cleaners, etc. WICA regulations also requires you to insure any worker who earns $2,600/month or less.

Public Liability Insurance: Consider a minimum of $500,000 coverage.

Commercial Property Insurance: Consider at least $100,000 coverage.

Business Interruption Insurance: Consider at least $50,000 coverage.

Foreign Worker Medical Insurance: Singapore law requires employers to insure each foreign worker with Foreign Worker Medical Insurance. If your foreign worker is also a manual employee (e.g. a barber), then you must purchase both Work Injury Compensation Insurance and Foreign Worker Medical Insurance.

How much does Barbershop Insurance cost?

Coverage

Coverage amount (example)

Premium

Work Injury Compensation Insurance (WICA Insurance)

$10 million common law annual limit

 

$45,000 medical expenses cover per worker

From $19/month, for a comprehensive Barbershop Insurance Package deal

 

 

Public Liability Insurance

$500,000

Commercial Property Insurance

$100,000

Business Interruption Insurance

$10,000

Foreign Worker Medical Insurance

$15,000 cover per worker

From $6/month, per worker

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