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The lost employees’ compensation program

March 7, 2014

Ignored and forgotten by legislators, government officials, workers, and its beneficiaries, the Employees’ Compensation Commission is a lost national social insurance institution that is now seldom mentioned despite its growing and very liquid assets of P45 billion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gov’t subsidy to Philhealth swells in June

July 29, 2013

MANILA – State subsidy to government owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) jumped in June because of a huge increase in the financial support given Philhealth. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH medical group questions PhilHealth data in Aquino Sona

July 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) on Tuesday expressed doubts over the claim of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) that 81 percent of Filipinos had so far been enrolled in the government’s universal healthcare program. Read the rest of this entry »

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PNoy signs law on mandatory health care

June 21, 2013

MANILA – President Aquino has signed Republic Act 10606 or the National Health Insurance Act of 2013, the law providing mandatory health care for all Filipinos. Read the rest of this entry »

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PhilHealth vows more benefits for OFWs

June 28, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has vowed to deliver higher benefit payments and improved services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents, in return for a contribution of less than P3.50 per day, or P1,200 yearly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lawmakers to probe PhilHealth

January 19, 2012

LAWMAKERS have pressed for a thorough congressional probe on the real financial status of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. following a controversial circular issued by the health insurance agency which effectively made it nearly impossible for local government units to sustain payment of premiums for their beneficiaries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philhealth to tap reserves for members’ benefits

December 15, 2011

PHILHEALTH will tap its P90-billion reserve fund to increase its members’ health benefits by reducing their out-of-pocket expenses during hospitalization, chief executive Eduardo Banzon said Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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New PhilHealth scheme threatens members’ benefits

October 8, 2011

A NUMBER of lawmakers have warned that the benefits provided by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) would dry up in light of the P39.4 billion allocated for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program and the fixed rates of the new PhilHealth payment scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

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PhilHealth increases maternity benefits

September 29, 2011

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has increased the benefit coverage for normal spontaneous deliveries of pregnant women in accredited lying-in clinics and level 1 hospitals from P6,500 to P8,000 starting last Sept. 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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PhilHealth sets new payment rates

August 23, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Beginning September 1, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will apply a new rate payment according to illness in 11 medical and 12 surgical cases in all accredited healthcare institutions nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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