4 Important Things to Remember when Claiming PhilHealth Benefits for Hypertension

One of the leading causes of death in the Philippines remains to be uncontrolled hypertension leading to heart disease and stroke.  In 2017, it was reported that 25% of Pinoy adults have high blood pressure caused by either their lifestyle or inherited the condition from their parents and elders.  The climate and high fat, highContinue reading “4 Important Things to Remember when Claiming PhilHealth Benefits for Hypertension”

How to Register as a PhilHealth Voluntary Member

Pinoys have yet to fully accept the values and benefits of being insured.  Whether it is a life or medical insurance, every working Filipino must be protected from the inevitable.  When unfortunate situations arise – a family member gets sick, a child meets an accident – it is best to be prepared. If you areContinue reading “How to Register as a PhilHealth Voluntary Member”

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”

How to Get the PhilHealth Insurance ID Card

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 toContinue reading “How to Get the PhilHealth Insurance ID Card”

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”

Quick Guide to the No Balance Billing of PhilHealth

What is the No Balance Billing? No Balance Billing or NBB is a privilege given to qualified PhilHealth members.  If you are covered by the NBB policy, you no longer need to pay for your hospitalization at any government hospital and selected private medical centers nationwide.  It is the government that pays for the member’sContinue reading “Quick Guide to the No Balance Billing of PhilHealth”