• The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.


  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

Certificate of Entitlement

The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) is for Bermudian residents who qualify for the Government’s aged subsidy and it:

  • Assists in covering the cost of basic care and services performed as either an inpatient or outpatient at Bermuda Hospitals Board facilities, or facilities approved by the Bermuda Health Council, and
  • Reduces premiums for HIP and FutureCare.

To be eligible for the aged subsidy, a person must:

  • be 65 years or older,
  • possess Bermudian status,
  • reside in Bermuda, and
  • have resided in Bermuda for ten (10) continuous years during the last 20 years before the application
  • during the 10 years, have not been absent abroad for more than three (3) months other than for educational/vocational training, or holiday.

For more information about eligibility, the aged subsidy benefits and how to apply visit the HID HIP and FutureCare Plan Guide

Visit the HIPand FutureCare Benefits page for more information on the Health Insurance Department's plans.