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PhilHealth sets new contribution schedule

By Ruel Orinday
January 11, 2020

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LUCENA CITY, Quezon - PhilHealth 4-A Regional Vice President Dr. Edwin Oriña in a "Kapihan sa PIA" held at Pacific Mall, this city announced that Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has released a new contribution schedule for its direct contributors in accordance with the Universal Health Care Law of 2019 and its implementing rules and regulations.

Dr. Oriña said that under PhilHealth Circular No. 2019-0009 published on November 23, 2019, the premium rate for direct contributors shall still be at 2.75% of their monthly basic salary with an adjusted ceiling of P50,000.

“In 2020, PhilHealth will increase the rate to 3% and henchforth adjusted to increments of 0.5% every year until it reaches the 5% limit in 2025 as provided for by law, income floor is fixed at P10,000 during the five-year period while salary ceiling will gradually increase by P10,000 each year until it reaches P100,000 in 2025,” he said.

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He also said during the kapihan that direct contributors refer to those who are gainfully employed and bound by an employer-employee relationship. In addition, house help, self- earning individuals, practicing professionals and overseas Filipino workers belong to this membership category as well.

The state agency said the new schedule will help ensure sustainability of the National Health Insurance Fund, guaranteeing that all Filipinos are able to avail of outpatient packages that are currently being finalized, as well as immediate eligibility to benefit during confinement.

PhilHealth also assured the adjustments in contributions are sanctioned by law and essential in sustaining and enhancing its benefits and services to its 108 million-strong members and beneficiaries nationwide and abroad. (Ruel Orinday-PIA-Quezon with reports from PhilHealth 4-A)

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