LOCAL HEALTH INSURANCE OFFICE CONDUCTS PHILHEALTH ORIENTATION TO CAVITE FEDERATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO)   with the Local Health Insurance Office Trece Martires City headed by Ms. Mercedita M. Loyola, OIC-Chief Social Insurance Officer conducted the PhilHealth Orientation for senior citizens on August 29, 2019 at the Provincial Gymnasium in Trece Martires City to impart the various benefits that they can avail from PhilHealth. Ms. Vanessa V. Agetano, Social Insurance Officer tackled the salient points of R.A. 11223, “Universal Health Care Act.” while Ms. Aleli M. Ramento, Social Insurance Officer 1 presented the Expanded Primary Care Benefit Package (EPCB). Ms. Agetano pointed out that R.A. 11223 is intended to enhance the provisions under the old PhilHealth Act. One of the important developments was the introduction of system-based claim of benefits where the claimants are no longer required to present their PhilHealth ID or Member Data Record (MDR) for this purpose. Meanwhile, Ms. Ramento introduced different types of PhilHealth membership such as Formal Economy member, Informal Economy member, Senior Citizen Program member, OFW members and Lifetime members. To qualify for a Lifetime membership,  the particular member should be more than 60 years of age at the time of application, no longer an income earner and has paid 10 years’ worth of PhilHealth contributions. An open forum followed after the discussions and different questions and queries of the elderlies were answered and clarified. A closing remark from Ms. Edelyn V. Rodil, Social Insurance Officer II concluded the event.