EFFECTIVE July 1, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) will require the mandatory payment of premium contributions of employers and employees in accredited collecting agents.

PhilHealth President and CEO Alexander Padilla announced that all premium contributions of employers and their employees will be made at any of PhilHealth’s ACAs or through e-Payment facilities.

Padilla said pursuant to Section 6.f of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Health Insurance Act of 2013, Philhealth is mandated to “establish and maintain an updated membership and contribution database.”

Exempted are employers and employees in provinces classified as Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) with no available internet service provider and ACAs, premium payments and soft copy reports will still be accepted in PhilHealth offices. Maria Aprila Cruz