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Friday, July 08, 2016

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: FREE AND MANDATORY PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS



REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: FREE AND MANDATORY PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS
As a person gets older, there is a greater chance that they suffer from illnesses because of their weakened immunity. And in our country (Philippines), poverty is one of the main reasons why elderly are neglecting their health issues.
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According to  to Republic Act No. 10645 “All senior citizens shall be covered by the national health insurance program of PhilHealth. Funds necessary to ensure the enrollment of all senior citizens not currently covered by any existing category shall be sourced from the National Health Insurance Fund of PhilHealth from proceeds of Republic Act No. 10351, in accordance with the pertinent laws and regulations."


This is a good news especially for poor senior citizens. They will have the opportunity to get treated without worrying where to get money to pay for the hospital. There's no need to pay for premium contributions in PhilHealth. Funds for this program will be sourced from National Health Insurance Fund of PhilHealth from proceeds of RA No.10351, commonly known as the Sin Tax Law (tax on alcohol and tobacco products).

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Who are qualified to enroll for this program?

  • Filipino citizens who are residents of the Philippines, aged sixty (60) years or above and are not currently covered by any membership category of PhilHealth; 
  • Qualified dependents of senior citizen members who are also senior citizen themselves; and
  • Qualified dependents of members belonging to other membership categories, with or without coverage who are senior citizens themselves.
Senior Citizens who are gainfully employed or who remain to have regular sources of income shall continue to pay their premium contributions to PhilHealth under the applicable membership categories.

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How to be a member?


There are two options to enroll as a Senior Citizen member of PhilHealth.
1. Through Office for the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA)
  • Submit duly accomplished PMRF to the OSCA in the city or municipality where the elderly resides
  • Await Member Data Record and Identification card issued by PhilHealth through OSCA
2. Through PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO)
  • Attached 1 x 1 photo taken within the last six months;
  • Present Senior Citizens’ Identification Card issued by the OSCA in the city or municipality where the elderly resides or a valid government issued ID.
  • Submit duly accomplished PMRF

  • Await Member Data Record and PhilHealth Identification Card

source: http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/members/senior/

Download the PMRF form here

To avail their benefit, all they need to do is to present in hospitals their senior citizen card,  Philhealth MDR (member data record), or any proof of their identity and age.



REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: FREE AND MANDATORY PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS
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