I recently visited a money remittance center in Baguio City and claimed some cash that was sent to me by a relative.  I used my PhilHealth Insurance ID as proof of my identity.  When the teller called my name, I approached her window and claimed my cash.  But before she handed my ID back to me, she asked, “Bakit ganyan ang PhilHealth ID mo?”

I was taken aback and gave her a quizzical look.  She probably sensed my confusion because she immediately showed me her PhilHealth ID and said, “Kasi yung sa amin itong luma pa.  Papano ka nakakuha ng magandang PhilHealth ID?”  This time, she was already smiling.

I said that my ID is the insurance card version that I got from PhilHealth when they conducted an onsite application at our office.

Apparently, not all PhilHealth members are aware that they can get the new PhilHealth Insurance Card version of their PhilHealth IDs.  And how.  So today, we are going to share with you how you can apply for this sleek card, even if PhilHealth does not hold an online application event in your office.

How to get a PhilHealth ID?

First things first: you have to be a member of the PhilHealth before you can apply for either the paper ID or the plastic ID card.  Once you are enrolled as a member, you will be assigned a lifetime PhilHealth number which will be asked of you every time you avail of benefits and privileges.  You do not have to have an ID in order to be granted your PhilHealth benefits, you just need to have a membership number.

If you are already a registered PhilHealth member, here’s how you can get the PhilHealth regular ID card:

  1. Download PhilHealth’s registration form from their website (PMRF).
  2. Submit the PMRF to the nearest Local Health Insurance Office together with the following documents:
  • Two 1×1 latest ID picture;
  • Two valid IDs; and
  • Any of the following documents:
    • For SSS pensioners
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability, and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension.
      • Photocopy of the Retiree/Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of retirement.
    • For GSIS pensioners
      • Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement indicating the effectivity date of retirement.
      • Photocopy of Service Road issued by the employer showing rendered services of not less than 120 months.
      • Photocopy of Certificate/Retirement Gratuity from the employer indicating services of not less than 120 months.
      • Photocopy of retirement voucher issued by GSIS.
    • For Uniformed personnel of AFP, PNP, BJMP, and BFP
      • Photocopy of General/Special or Bureau Order indicating effectivity date of retirement.
      • Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement from the GSIS indicating services of not less than 120 months.
      • Photocopy of Statement of Services issued by previous employer showing service of not less than 120 months.
    • GSIS Disability Pensioner/SSS Permanent Total Disability Pensioner before March 4, 1995.
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension.
      • Photocopy of Disability Pensioner Certification issued by SSS/GSIS indicating effectivity date of pension or the period of coverage for a disabled pensioner.
    • SSS Survivorship Pensioner before March 4, 1995.
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability, and Retirement indicating the type of survivorship in nature and the effectivity date of pension.
      • Photocopy of Survivorship Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of pension.
    • Other individuals who are not under the above-mentioned categories.
      • Photocopy of official receipts of premium payments to PhilHealth.
      • Any other documents indicating the months of premium payments to PhilHealth.
  1. Await Member Data Record (MDR) and PhilHealth ID Card.

PhilHealth Insurance Card

After you have accomplished the process above, you just need to do a few things to get the PhilHealth insurance card.

  1. Download PhilHealth’s registration form from their website (PMRF).
  2. Submit PMRF to the nearest LHIO or any of their SM Mall branches together with the following documents:
  • Two (2) 1×1 latest ID picture,
  • Two (2) valid IDs;
  • Photocopy of official receipts of premium payments to PhilHealth or any other documents indicating the months of premium payments to PhilHealth.
  • Two (2) valid IDs of your dependent (if you wish to include them).
  1. Declare your dependents to apply for maximum benefits (if applicable).

4. Pay P90 for the ID; P358 additional if you wish to include your dependents.

If you have questions about securing your very own PhilHealth ID, send us a message and we will do our best to find the answers for you.

Reference:

http://www.philhealth.gov.ph

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