Because health care in the nation is publicly financed, labor rules do not compel businesses to offer health insurance plans. If an employee is injured while on the job, the employer is obligated to pay any medical costs.
In certain cases, the Health Officer may compel an employer to have a hospital or sickroom on the premises. This scenario is dependent on the number of employees and the type of the job. These combinations may include:
A room designed for sick employees capable of holding 10 percent of the workforce
A separate building equipped as a hospital with a capacity for 10 percent of the workforce
Services from a health care professional
The employer will cover these expenses in full if the Health Officer requires it.
Tuvalu labor rules do not specify whether or not incentives are needed for workers, but employers are free to give them as they see appropriate.
Employees who work away from home may be eligible for additional benefits in certain circumstances. In addition to the employer-provided free repatriation, these employees must be provided with accommodation as part of their job contract. This home should be able to accommodate any dependents the employee may have.