Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments Starting January 2018

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments

Starting January of next year, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will increase the premium contributions for its members. From the current 2.5 percent, PhilHealth members will have to pay 2.75 percent or an increase of 0.5 percent computed from the member’s monthly basic pay, said Israel Francis Pargas, PhilHealth’s OIC vice president for corporate affairs group. At present, there are 93 million PhilHealth members across the country—15.2 million of them were enrolled by their respective local government units because they were part of the marginalized sector. Pargas said the…