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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DUBAI: GET HEALTH INSURANCE BEFORE DECEMBER 31 TO AVOID FINES

Dubai residents have just few days left, until December 31, to get health insurance, or face fines, an official said on Wednesday.  Starting January 1, 2017, a fine of 500 Dirhams per month will be paid by each resident who does not have mandatory health insurance coverage.   The said fine must be paid by either an employee’s sponsor, or a resident who is sponsoring dependants. If not provided by a an employee’s company, dependants can include spouses, children and domestic workers such as houseboys, maids and nannies.   No new visa will be granted and no existing one renewed without health insurance.  This rule will be enforced in cooperation between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).  Compulsory insurance coverage  applies to Dubai residents only.     DHA officials  urged sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependants with insurance to comply as soon as possible.  The yearly premium for the most basic health insurance cover, known as the Essential Benefit Package, ranges from Dh565 to Dh650 — not much more than the cost of a single month’s fine.    The beneficiary with basic insurance cover — aimed at dependants and employees who make less than Dh4,000 monthly — gets a maximum coverage of up to Dh150,000.     “It is much cheaper to insure your employee [or] dependant than to pay the fine,” said Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding.  “It’s a very minimum cost which provides health security and stability to individuals,” he added.  Al Yousuf said that the basic coverage package made premiums for elderly dependants far cheaper.  “Similarly, premiums for elderly dependants were extremely expensive before the scheme and are affordable today,” he added.  The Essential Benefit Package can be boosted with optional add-on cover.  The last and final phase in the three-year roll-out for full insurance cover for everyone in Dubai ended on July 31.  However, the DHA extended a six-month grace period, by not linking insurance cover to the visa renewal process until the end of the year.  But penalties are already in place for those companies who fall into the earlier roll out phases (phase 1 and 2) and have not complied with the deadline of the phase.  The DHA’s website, www.isahd.ae, lists 50 insurance companies that provide health insurance choices at different rates.  Nine of these insurance companies have been approved to dispense the bare-bones Essential Benefit Package.  The basic cover includes outpatient consultancy at clinics, referrals to specialist and for surgical and pathology investigations, maternity health cover, emergency visit to hospital and any surgery required as well as medications.  Women who have become pregnant either before or after getting the insurance will be covered for the cost of maternity care.  While employers have group insurance schemes for their employees, a resident can shop for a tailor-made cover for his dependants that include spouse, minors and domestic house help.     The amount of fine to be paid per month, per employee or resident from January 1, 2017   is Dh500.  The proportion of Dubai’s population who already have mandatory health insurance  is 88% already.   There will be 3.4 million insured Dubai residents by June.  There are 50 insurance companies that has DHA permit to provide health insurance services in Dubai.  There are 9 insurance companies to provide basic health coverage to employees earning Dh4,000 and less.  There are 44 million health insurance services provided to individuals through the health insurance system in Dubai in 2016.  There is Dh6.8 billion total cost of the services.  There were 32 million individual diagnosis made in 2015.  Dh17.4 million of prescriptions issued.  There were 20,602 doctors have used the Dubai e-claims system. Source: Gulf News



Dubai residents have just few days left, until December 31, to get health insurance, or face fines, an official said on Wednesday.

Starting January 1, 2017, a fine of 500 Dirhams per month will be paid by each resident who does not have mandatory health insurance coverage.
 
The said fine must be paid by either an employee’s sponsor, or a resident who is sponsoring dependants. If not provided by a an employee’s company, dependants can include spouses, children and domestic workers such as houseboys, maids and nannies.
HANGGANG DECEMBER 31 NA LANG ANG PALUGIT PARA SA MGA WALA PANG HEALTH INSURANCE. WALANG VISA RENEWAL SA MGA DUBAI RESIDENTS KUNG WALANG MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AYON SA DUBAI HEALTH AUTHORITY. MAGBABAYAD PA NG MULTA NA 500 DIRHAMS KADA BUWAN..Dubai residents have just few days left, until December 31, to get health insurance, or face fines, an official said on Wednesday.  Starting January 1, 2017, a fine of 500 Dirhams per month will be paid by each resident who does not have mandatory health insurance coverage.   The said fine must be paid by either an employee’s sponsor, or a resident who is sponsoring dependants. If not provided by a an employee’s company, dependants can include spouses, children and domestic workers such as houseboys, maids and nannies.   No new visa will be granted and no existing one renewed without health insurance.  This rule will be enforced in cooperation between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).  Compulsory insurance coverage  applies to Dubai residents only.     DHA officials  urged sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependants with insurance to comply as soon as possible.  The yearly premium for the most basic health insurance cover, known as the Essential Benefit Package, ranges from Dh565 to Dh650 — not much more than the cost of a single month’s fine.    The beneficiary with basic insurance cover — aimed at dependants and employees who make less than Dh4,000 monthly — gets a maximum coverage of up to Dh150,000.     “It is much cheaper to insure your employee [or] dependant than to pay the fine,” said Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding.  “It’s a very minimum cost which provides health security and stability to individuals,” he added.  Al Yousuf said that the basic coverage package made premiums for elderly dependants far cheaper.  “Similarly, premiums for elderly dependants were extremely expensive before the scheme and are affordable today,” he added.  The Essential Benefit Package can be boosted with optional add-on cover.  The last and final phase in the three-year roll-out for full insurance cover for everyone in Dubai ended on July 31.  However, the DHA extended a six-month grace period, by not linking insurance cover to the visa renewal process until the end of the year.  But penalties are already in place for those companies who fall into the earlier roll out phases (phase 1 and 2) and have not complied with the deadline of the phase.  The DHA’s website, www.isahd.ae, lists 50 insurance companies that provide health insurance choices at different rates.  Nine of these insurance companies have been approved to dispense the bare-bones Essential Benefit Package.  The basic cover includes outpatient consultancy at clinics, referrals to specialist and for surgical and pathology investigations, maternity health cover, emergency visit to hospital and any surgery required as well as medications.  Women who have become pregnant either before or after getting the insurance will be covered for the cost of maternity care.  While employers have group insurance schemes for their employees, a resident can shop for a tailor-made cover for his dependants that include spouse, minors and domestic house help.     The amount of fine to be paid per month, per employee or resident from January 1, 2017   is Dh500.  The proportion of Dubai’s population who already have mandatory health insurance  is 88% already.   There will be 3.4 million insured Dubai residents by June.  There are 50 insurance companies that has DHA permit to provide health insurance services in Dubai.  There are 9 insurance companies to provide basic health coverage to employees earning Dh4,000 and less.  There are 44 million health insurance services provided to individuals through the health insurance system in Dubai in 2016.  There is Dh6.8 billion total cost of the services.  There were 32 million individual diagnosis made in 2015.  Dh17.4 million of prescriptions issued.  There were 20,602 doctors have used the Dubai e-claims system. Source: Gulf News

 No new visa will be granted and no existing one renewed without health insurance.

This rule will be enforced in cooperation between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Compulsory insurance coverage  applies to Dubai residents only.

Dubai residents have just few days left, until December 31, to get health insurance, or face fines, an official said on Wednesday.  Starting January 1, 2017, a fine of 500 Dirhams per month will be paid by each resident who does not have mandatory health insurance coverage.   The said fine must be paid by either an employee’s sponsor, or a resident who is sponsoring dependants. If not provided by a an employee’s company, dependants can include spouses, children and domestic workers such as houseboys, maids and nannies.   No new visa will be granted and no existing one renewed without health insurance.  This rule will be enforced in cooperation between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).  Compulsory insurance coverage  applies to Dubai residents only.     DHA officials  urged sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependants with insurance to comply as soon as possible.  The yearly premium for the most basic health insurance cover, known as the Essential Benefit Package, ranges from Dh565 to Dh650 — not much more than the cost of a single month’s fine.    The beneficiary with basic insurance cover — aimed at dependants and employees who make less than Dh4,000 monthly — gets a maximum coverage of up to Dh150,000.     “It is much cheaper to insure your employee [or] dependant than to pay the fine,” said Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding.  “It’s a very minimum cost which provides health security and stability to individuals,” he added.  Al Yousuf said that the basic coverage package made premiums for elderly dependants far cheaper.  “Similarly, premiums for elderly dependants were extremely expensive before the scheme and are affordable today,” he added.  The Essential Benefit Package can be boosted with optional add-on cover.  The last and final phase in the three-year roll-out for full insurance cover for everyone in Dubai ended on July 31.  However, the DHA extended a six-month grace period, by not linking insurance cover to the visa renewal process until the end of the year.  But penalties are already in place for those companies who fall into the earlier roll out phases (phase 1 and 2) and have not complied with the deadline of the phase.  The DHA’s website, www.isahd.ae, lists 50 insurance companies that provide health insurance choices at different rates.  Nine of these insurance companies have been approved to dispense the bare-bones Essential Benefit Package.  The basic cover includes outpatient consultancy at clinics, referrals to specialist and for surgical and pathology investigations, maternity health cover, emergency visit to hospital and any surgery required as well as medications.  Women who have become pregnant either before or after getting the insurance will be covered for the cost of maternity care.  While employers have group insurance schemes for their employees, a resident can shop for a tailor-made cover for his dependants that include spouse, minors and domestic house help.     The amount of fine to be paid per month, per employee or resident from January 1, 2017   is Dh500.  The proportion of Dubai’s population who already have mandatory health insurance  is 88% already.   There will be 3.4 million insured Dubai residents by June.  There are 50 insurance companies that has DHA permit to provide health insurance services in Dubai.  There are 9 insurance companies to provide basic health coverage to employees earning Dh4,000 and less.  There are 44 million health insurance services provided to individuals through the health insurance system in Dubai in 2016.  There is Dh6.8 billion total cost of the services.  There were 32 million individual diagnosis made in 2015.  Dh17.4 million of prescriptions issued.  There were 20,602 doctors have used the Dubai e-claims system. Source: Gulf News


DHA officials  urged sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependants with insurance to comply as soon as possible.

The yearly premium for the most basic health insurance cover, known as the Essential Benefit Package, ranges from Dh565 to Dh650 — not much more than the cost of a single month’s fine.



The beneficiary with basic insurance cover — aimed at dependants and employees who make less than Dh4,000 monthly — gets a maximum coverage of up to Dh150,000.

Dubai residents have just few days left, until December 31, to get health insurance, or face fines, an official said on Wednesday.  Starting January 1, 2017, a fine of 500 Dirhams per month will be paid by each resident who does not have mandatory health insurance coverage.   The said fine must be paid by either an employee’s sponsor, or a resident who is sponsoring dependants. If not provided by a an employee’s company, dependants can include spouses, children and domestic workers such as houseboys, maids and nannies.   No new visa will be granted and no existing one renewed without health insurance.  This rule will be enforced in cooperation between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).  Compulsory insurance coverage  applies to Dubai residents only.     DHA officials  urged sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependants with insurance to comply as soon as possible.  The yearly premium for the most basic health insurance cover, known as the Essential Benefit Package, ranges from Dh565 to Dh650 — not much more than the cost of a single month’s fine.    The beneficiary with basic insurance cover — aimed at dependants and employees who make less than Dh4,000 monthly — gets a maximum coverage of up to Dh150,000.     “It is much cheaper to insure your employee [or] dependant than to pay the fine,” said Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding.  “It’s a very minimum cost which provides health security and stability to individuals,” he added.  Al Yousuf said that the basic coverage package made premiums for elderly dependants far cheaper.  “Similarly, premiums for elderly dependants were extremely expensive before the scheme and are affordable today,” he added.  The Essential Benefit Package can be boosted with optional add-on cover.  The last and final phase in the three-year roll-out for full insurance cover for everyone in Dubai ended on July 31.  However, the DHA extended a six-month grace period, by not linking insurance cover to the visa renewal process until the end of the year.  But penalties are already in place for those companies who fall into the earlier roll out phases (phase 1 and 2) and have not complied with the deadline of the phase.  The DHA’s website, www.isahd.ae, lists 50 insurance companies that provide health insurance choices at different rates.  Nine of these insurance companies have been approved to dispense the bare-bones Essential Benefit Package.  The basic cover includes outpatient consultancy at clinics, referrals to specialist and for surgical and pathology investigations, maternity health cover, emergency visit to hospital and any surgery required as well as medications.  Women who have become pregnant either before or after getting the insurance will be covered for the cost of maternity care.  While employers have group insurance schemes for their employees, a resident can shop for a tailor-made cover for his dependants that include spouse, minors and domestic house help.     The amount of fine to be paid per month, per employee or resident from January 1, 2017   is Dh500.  The proportion of Dubai’s population who already have mandatory health insurance  is 88% already.   There will be 3.4 million insured Dubai residents by June.  There are 50 insurance companies that has DHA permit to provide health insurance services in Dubai.  There are 9 insurance companies to provide basic health coverage to employees earning Dh4,000 and less.  There are 44 million health insurance services provided to individuals through the health insurance system in Dubai in 2016.  There is Dh6.8 billion total cost of the services.  There were 32 million individual diagnosis made in 2015.  Dh17.4 million of prescriptions issued.  There were 20,602 doctors have used the Dubai e-claims system. Source: Gulf News


“It is much cheaper to insure your employee [or] dependant than to pay the fine,” said Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding.

“It’s a very minimum cost which provides health security and stability to individuals,” he added.

Al Yousuf said that the basic coverage package made premiums for elderly dependants far cheaper.

“Similarly, premiums for elderly dependants were extremely expensive before the scheme and are affordable today,” he added.

The Essential Benefit Package can be boosted with optional add-on cover.

The last and final phase in the three-year roll-out for full insurance cover for everyone in Dubai ended on July 31.

However, the DHA extended a six-month grace period, by not linking insurance cover to the visa renewal process until the end of the year.

But penalties are already in place for those companies who fall into the earlier roll out phases (phase 1 and 2) and have not complied with the deadline of the phase.

The DHA’s website, www.isahd.ae, lists 50 insurance companies that provide health insurance choices at different rates.

Nine of these insurance companies have been approved to dispense the bare-bones Essential Benefit Package.

The basic cover includes outpatient consultancy at clinics, referrals to specialist and for surgical and pathology investigations, maternity health cover, emergency visit to hospital and any surgery required as well as medications.

Women who have become pregnant either before or after getting the insurance will be covered for the cost of maternity care.

While employers have group insurance schemes for their employees, a resident can shop for a tailor-made cover for his dependants that include spouse, minors and domestic house help.




The amount of fine to be paid per month, per employee or resident from January 1, 2017   is Dh500.

The proportion of Dubai’s population who already have mandatory health insurance  is 88% already.

 There will be 3.4 million insured Dubai residents by June.

There are 50 insurance companies that has DHA permit to provide health insurance services in Dubai.

There are 9 insurance companies to provide basic health coverage to employees earning Dh4,000 and less.

There are 44 million health insurance services provided to individuals through the health insurance system in Dubai in 2016.

There is Dh6.8 billion total cost of the services.

There were 32 million individual diagnosis made in 2015.

Dh17.4 million of prescriptions issued.

There were 20,602 doctors have used the Dubai e-claims system.

Source: Gulf News
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How To Register For PhilHealth Insurance Membership ONLINE


Health insurance is very expensive, in fact there are only very few who can afford to buy private health insurance. In the Philippines, it would be wise if you could register for PhilHealth insurance. 
PhilHealth, How to, PhilHealth ONLINE Registration, Health Insurance, Cheapest Health Insurance,  PhilHealth might not fully cover the cost of your hospitalization and medication specially if you opt for private hospitals. But still, you cannot deny that it helps ease the expenses, and for the poor in our country it is indeed a big help.  Health insurance is very expensive, in fact there are only very few who can afford to buy private health insurance. In the Philippines, it would be wise if you could register for PhilHealth insurance.


PhilHealth might not fully cover the cost of your hospitalization and medication specially if you opt for private hospitals. But still, you cannot deny that it helps ease the expenses, and for the poor in our country it is indeed a big help. 

Check here: HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR MEDICAL BILLS IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE



For P 200 contribution every month, there are still many who doesn't have PhilHealth. 

If you are among those who are not yet PhilHealth member, or if you have relatives in the Philippines who does not have PhilHealth insurance, you might want to look into it and secure them in case of health emergency.  There are actually two ways to register for PhilHealth. You can visit a PhilHealth office and submit the registration form together with NSO birth certificate or valid Id or you can do it online. 
The online registration process is actually easier, because it can save you time and you don't have to visit the PhilHealth office. 

Here is the easy ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR PHILHEALTH


Step 1 visit the website of PhilHEalth
Step 1.   Visit the PhilHealth ONLINE REGISTRATION WEBSITE HERE: https://eregister.philhealth.gov.ph/



Fill up the PhilHealth Insurance online registration form

Fill up the PhilHealth Insurance Online Registration Form. Do not leave the fields marked with (*) blank, else you cannot submit the online form. 

Choose your membership category. 














You will be required to upload at least one document from the drop down menu. It can be scanned copy of any of the following valid ID or document. 


Once you have chosen the document to submit, click the "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" button. 

after submitting the online registration form for your health insurance, you will receive e-mail confirmation on your e-mail. Check your e-mail and confirm your registration. You are now registered and can start paying you health insurance.



After submitting the online registration form for your health insurance, you will receive e-mail confirmation on your e-mail. Check your e-mail and confirm your registration. You are now registered and can start paying you health insurance. 

If you want to access your online account and check for the information and contribution, follow :
STEPS IN CREATING PHILHEALTH ACCOUNT


You might also want to know: 
HOW TO APPLY FOR UMID 4 in 1 ID

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

HOW TO CHECK PHILHEALTH DEPENDENTS OR BENEFICIARIES ONLINE

HOW TO CHECK PHILHEALTH DEPENDENTS OR BENEFICIARIES ONLINE
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As a member of Philhealth,your family can also enjoy hospitalization benefits.Just make sure that they are listed as your beneficiaries or dependents.
Qualified dependents are non-member spouse,children(legitimate,acknowledges,illegitimate,and legitimated) adopted child/children below 21 years of age,single and unemployed.
If you already a Philhealth member and you are not sure about who are your listed dependents,we are going to provide you the information on how to check your listed beneficiaries and dependents in the comfort of your home.

To do it,you need to create a Philhealth online account.If you dont have an online account at this moment,we suggest that you visit  our article: 

"STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS IN CREATING PHILHEALTH ONLINE ACCOUNT"

The article will provide you the complete steps on how to create your onlne account.Follow the steps carefully.

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You are now ready to check your Philhealth beneficiaries online.

Here are the steps:

STEP  1
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STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
At the age of the new millennium,information is a weapon,thus,being fully informed means being fully armed.



RECOMMENDED READINGS:
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR PHILHEALTH MEMBERS DATA RECORD

HOW TO MAKE A PHILHEALTH ONLINE ACCOUNT

OWWA AND PHILHEALTH MEDPLUS?

FREE PHILHEALTH FOR SENIOR CITIZENS


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

OWWA And PhilHealth Launches New MEDPLUS Program For OFWs


Another hooray for OFWs for their personal health insurance or public health insurance for their families!
The Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group of

PhilHealth, Dr. Israel Francis Pargas announced the recently launched program for Overseas Filipino Workers - the OWWA ad PHILHEALTH OFW MEDPLUS.






 Bandila also reported it here in this video news below.


WHAT IS OFW MedPlus? 

OFW MedPlus is a program worked together by OWWA (Overseas

Workers Welfare Administration) and PhilHealth which provides health assistance and medical health benefit for  OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker)  in case they are confined in hospitals abroad.
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WHO CAN AVAIL THIS BENEFIT?
Aside from the OFW, this assistance can also be availed by the OFW's qualified dependent/s in the Philippines. 
Dr. Pargas further explained, “…it’s a benefit for our active members and PhilHealth members na kung sila ay mao-ospital or maco-confine due to a dreaded disease,[mayroong] on top of [that] na ibibigay ang OWWA as a benefit doon sa ating mga members…This is a 50,000-peso benefit para sa mao-ospital na mga active OWWA and PhilHealth members. So on top of that na binibigay ng PhilHealth, sila ay bibigyan pa rin ng 50,000 [pesos]… although this is for one time financial incentive...”


Requirements For The OFW MedPlus

According to Dr. Pargas, for OFWs to be able to avail the said

benefit, they should qualify to the following:

1. The Overseas Filipino Worker should be an active OWWA and PhilHealth member.

2. The identified illness must be under the category of “dreaded” disease.

3.  The annual benefit limit from PhilHealth hasn’t consumed.

4.   The health care facility where confined is accredited.

Process for Filing Claim Forms


If confined abroad, the Overseas Filipino member should provide

their claim forms (which is also known as PhilHealth Claim Form 1) together with the medical record (or operation record if operation is performed) and Statement of Account. Within 180 days from the date of discharge, it should be sent either via overseas courier or e-mail to the PhilHealth Office or any Local Health Insurance Office nearest to the member.


On  the other hand, if the OFW or his qualified dependent is confined in the Philippines, claim form (PhilHealth Claim Form 1) must be neatly filled out and submitted to the Billing Section of the accredited hospital before the date of  discharged.

SEE ALSO:

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: FREE AND MANDATORY PHILHEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS


Dr. Pargas plainly discussed that the two departments

provided an amount of nearly 150 Million Pesos for this year only. This is favourable to all our OFWs and their families in case of emergency for medical health insurance benefits. Hopefully, this program could help and assist thousands of OFWs across the globe who may have health issues. 

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FOR INQUIRIES :

OWWA HOTLINES
02-551-1560
02-551-6641

Also, you may inquire at their respective offices for further clarifications or you may watch the video segment of "Ikonsulta Mo" in which OFW MedPlus is discussed. Here's the video:

Go to time
1:22:37 - Ikonsulta Mo: Philhealth OFW MEDplus


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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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Monday, February 08, 2016

PhilHealth Policy Holder Complained- Insurance Benefit Took Almost 3 Years To Be Released


Almost three years ago, this PhilHealth insurance policy holder filed insurance claim for her maternity benefit. But she did not received it and was waiting for the refund of her insurance claim for   years. 

The insurance policy holder gave birth back in 2013. According to her, PhilHealth told them that they have to wait for one year to receive the reimbursement claim. They also submitted all the documents required and they had been making follow up for the reimbursement of their health insurance benefit. She added  they also paid for the contribution to become a PhilHealth member and are entitled for insurance coverage.



According to PhilHealth the process took long because of overlapping claim which delayed the reimbursement of their insurance claim. Finally the insurance claimant was able to receive her check last week. 
PhilHealth is urging those who have insurance claims to check their website on:  



If your name is on the list, you may visit the nearest PhilHealth office and bring with you two valid id to claim your check. 

According to the report, the insurance policy holder was finally able to receive her insurance claim last week after they verified in their system and her name showed up on the list of unclaimed refunds. 



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