What’s In the TB-DOTS Benefit Package of PhilHealth?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacterial infection, usually affecting the lungs.  The bacteria is highly contagious and can be passed on to others through coughing and sneezing, even through the accidental spread of saliva when laughing, singing, and spitting.  In 2012, it was reported to be the 6th leading cause of death withContinue reading “What’s In the TB-DOTS Benefit Package of PhilHealth?”

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”

Guide to the OFW’s Philhealth Membership Part 1

Even while employed in a foreign country, Filipinos must be registered under the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth and pay their contributions regularly.  Medical emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere: to the OFW member or his dependents.  The only way you can fight against the added stress of going through these emergency cases is theContinue reading “Guide to the OFW’s Philhealth Membership Part 1”

Philhealth’s Animal Bite Treatment Package

If you are fond of taking care of pets, or are in an area where dogs and cats freely roam the streets, you are at a higher risk of getting bitten by stray animals and exposed to the rabies virus.  Animal bites must be taken seriously because when left untreated, can cause irreversible infections andContinue reading “Philhealth’s Animal Bite Treatment Package”

Philhealth Benefits for Moms and their Babies

The arrival of a newborn is always an exciting moment for parents.  There is nothing more precious than welcoming a new member of the family into your home. Philhealth makes having babies easier and more manageable through its care packages and benefits.  Knowing you are covered by these privileges as a Philhealth member allows youContinue reading “Philhealth Benefits for Moms and their Babies”

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”