Social Protection-PHIC

The lost employees’ compensation program

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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Gov’t subsidy to Philhealth swells in June

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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PH medical group questions PhilHealth data in Aquino Sona

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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PNoy signs law on mandatory health care

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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PhilHealth vows more benefits for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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Lawmakers to probe PhilHealth

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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Philhealth to tap reserves for members’ benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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New PhilHealth scheme threatens members’ benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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PhilHealth increases maternity benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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PhilHealth sets new payment rates

Published by rudy Date posted on 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.

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Belmonte files bill seeking expansion of PhilHealth coverage

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A House bill seeks to expand the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to include 38 million poor Filipinos. House Bill 4150, principally authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., would be calendared for floor deliberation when Congress resumes session on July 25.

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Aquino’s move to double PhilHealth coverage welcomed

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Former presidential economic adviser and now Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has welcomed President Aquino’s recent move to double Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s coverage, saying this would significantly reduce the expenditures of households for hospitalization and outpatient medical maintenance.

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