Barbados has a well-developed health-care infrastructure, both commercially and government funded. All workers are obliged to pay National Insurance and Social Security payments, which entitles them to free public health care.
Employers are not obliged to provide private health insurance plans, although they do have the choice to do so. Individuals with private health insurance may be able to visit a doctor sooner than those without and get better treatment. In most cases, public health care is an outstanding service provided by a well-established health-care system.
The country's labor regulations do not include any incentives or extra perks. Employers may opt to offer their own set of benefits to assist their workers.