PhilHealth registration day set

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Saturday, June 25, 2011


THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will hold the second nationwide PhilHealth Registration Day (NPRD) today, June 25, to bring into the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) new registrants and ensure their access to quality health care services.

The activity aims to enlist parents and family members of public school students who are not yet PhilHealth members. People whose lives revolve around the school, such as utility personnel who are not yet PhilHealth members, are also being eyed for membership registration.

“Apart from registering new members, our goal is to educate them as well as existing members about the medical care benefits under the NHIP," PhilHealth President and CEO Dr. Rey Aquino said in an advisory, adding that "it is important for our members to learn more about their benefits and how these can be availed of."

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Dubbed "PhilHealth Sabado. Magseguro. Magparehistro," the whole-day event is being organized by an inter-agency committee spearheaded by the Department of Health. Other government agencies participating in the event are the departments of Education, Interior and Local Government and the Social Welfare and Development.

The event is also being supported by the National Anti-Poverty Commission, leagues of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays as well as non-government, professional, youth and civic organizations.

Services to be made available during the NPRD are acceptance of PhilHealth member registration forms (PMRF) and premium contributions as well as printing of PhilHealth ID and member data records. There will also be an information, education and communication activity to ensure an intensified campaign on PhilHealth benefits.

New registrants are advised to bring supporting documents for family members to be declared as their dependents and premium payment equivalent to at least one quarter's premium or P300. Supporting documents are also required for those updating their records. (CGC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on June 25, 2011.

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