4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits

In a previous article, we featured the guidelines on how you can be sure that you are eligible to claim your PhilHealth benefits after you have been confined and treated in a hospital.  There are cases, however, when even a qualified PhilHealth member is not able to fully enjoy his privileges in spite of showingContinue reading “4 Things You Need to Remember When Claiming Your PhilHealth Benefits”

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How to Become a PhilHealth Member: Requirements and Procedures

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation is responsible for implementing universal health coverage for Filipinos.  Every Pinoy must be listed as a member of the PhilHealth and make regular contributions to secure his claims in the event that he gets sick or gets into a medical emergency.  In the same manner, PhilHealth, being a social insuranceContinue reading “How to Become a PhilHealth Member: Requirements and Procedures”

How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits

PhilHealth membership is not limited to regularly-employed Filipinos.  In fact, unemployed and self-employed individuals are strongly encouraged to faithfully make monthly contributions to secure their PhilHealth claims in times of emergencies.  Problem is, when a member fails to make a contribution for a month or two, they immediately think that they are no longer qualifiedContinue reading “How To Know If You Are Qualified for PhilHealth Benefits”

Facts About PhilHealth’s Premium Rate Adjustment

On January 1, 2018, PhilHealth’s premium rates have been adjusted to 2.75% of the member’s monthly basic salary (MBS). To help everyone appreciate how the adjustment impacts an employee’s contribution (and effectively, the salary deduction he should anticipate as a result of the rate increase), we are sharing the following table lifted from PhilHealth’s officialContinue reading “Facts About PhilHealth’s Premium Rate Adjustment”

Guide to the OFW’s Philhealth Membership Part 2

What are the benefits that OFWs can enjoy as bona fide PhilHealth members?  Are their dependents entitled to the same benefits as well? Below are the latest case rates applicable to OFW members.  The amount stated in this summary is PhilHealth’s participation in the member’s hospital and medical expenses.  Any amount over the stated coverageContinue reading “Guide to the OFW’s Philhealth Membership Part 2”

What You Need to Know About Your Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal Part 2

Here is the continuation of yesterday’s feature article on Philhealth contributions and membership renewals.  In today’s blog, we will cover the answers to common questions from Philhealth members such as refunds for unused contributions, how to “reactivate” membership after failing to pay several months, and how to continue paying for your Philhealth membership after youContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Your Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal Part 2”

What You Need to Know About Your Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal Part 1

There are two types of Philhealth members, those whose contributions are regularly remitted by their employers, part of which is deducted from their salaries, and those who pay for their contributions voluntarily.  Of the two types, the latter often fall into the trap of foregoing monthly remittances to Philhealth and as a result, their claimsContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Your Philhealth Contributions and Membership Renewal Part 1”

Philhealth Coverage for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship

Dual citizenship among natural-born Filipinos is made possible by RA 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003.   Pinoys who have lost their Filipino citizenship by virtue of naturalization in a foreign country may now reacquire or retain their Philippine citizenship and enjoy the same benefits afforded to Filipinos in our country. OneContinue reading “Philhealth Coverage for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship”