February 10, 2016
Appendix 7 of the Immigration Rules – section 12, Healthcare
There is no longer a requirement that an employer needs to take out private health insurance for the domestic worker they employ. The requirement to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge when applying to renew the visa remains in place.
Appendix 7 of the Immigration Rules was amended last Autumn so that the employer can simply give the undertaking that they will ensure that the worker has access to free healthcare.
Information on the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) can be found here https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview