The Teachers Service Commission is planning to provide Work Injury Insurance to both TSC-employed primary and secondary school teachers.
The Teachers Service Commission has already invited interested firms to bid for the tender.
The successful firm will provide insurance services to teachers against injuries incurred at their workplace.
At last there is a glimmer of hope for teachers especially those handling the sciences which are practical-based.
Such teachers are highly vulnerable to illnesses and injuries arising from too much exposure to chemicals and equipment.
The successful insurer will provide insurance services for a period of three years starting from 1st January 2020 to 1st January 2023.
The deadline for submission of the tenders is Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 9.00 A.M.
ROLES OF THE INSURER
The successful bidder will be expected to do the following:
- Assess work injury benefits and give advice to the commission.
- Conduct investigations on WIBA claims.
- Determine the eligibility of teachers’ claims.
- Refer claimants for further assessment to a panel of doctors appointed by the administrator in case the assessment fails to meet WIBA’s 2007 Act criteria.
- Coordinating with the administrator and medical service providers and investigating the treatment recommended for the claimant’s injury.
- Advising the TSC on the most appropriate payable amounts for compensation due to injuries and occupational illnesses.
TSC-employed teachers will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Fatal Accident
- Occupational illness
- Bodily Injury
BENEFICIARIES-NEXT OF KIN
Every TSC member will nominate one or more Beneficiaries as recipients of the compensation in the event of death.
Work Injury Benefits Act, WIBA in Kenya
The Work Injury Benefits Act, WIBA is one of the Acts of Parliament which aims at providing compensation to employees who are exposed to work-related diseases and injuries in the course of their career and for connected purposes.
Every employer, TSC included, is therefore expected to obtain and maintain an insurance policy with an insurer for the sake of its employees.