PhilHealth to implement premium rate adjustment starting June 2022

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In the absence of new legislation, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is set to implement the four percent premium rate adjustment for its direct contributors next month. The Central Visayas office of…

PhilHealth contribution hike starting June retroactive from January

Daphne Galvez 05/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) said the increase in contributions starting June would be retroactive from January. This means that on top of increased contributions to be deducted from an employee’s salary starting…

PhilHealth offers on-site registration for tertiary students taking part of F2F classes

Futch Anthony Inso 04/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) has initiated an on-site registration for students in tertiary education who would take part in the limited face-to-face classes. The activity was initiated by Local…

PhilHealth registration needed for college students attending in-person classes

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) registration is required for students in higher education who are attending face-to-face classes, the state health insurance agency reminded Friday. PhilHealth said they are in close coordination with various Higher…

PhilHealth 7 further extends payment deadline

PR 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — PhilHealth Regional Office VII further extends the payment deadline of premium contributions of Direct Contributors for the months of November and December 2021, January and February 2022, to March 31, 2022. Under the…

PhilHealth urged to include RT PCR testing in COVID-19 home care package

Daphne Galvez 01/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is asking the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include RT -PCR testing in its COVID-19 coverage for individuals isolating at home. “We are pushing PhilHealth to increase the packages for…

Private hospitals’ group urges members to observe ‘PhilHealth holiday’

Catherine Gonzales 12/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi) is encouraging its members to observe a “PhilHealth holiday” from January 1 to 5 next year in support of other hospitals that have announced plans…

7 Iloilo City hospitals cut ties with PhilHealth due to unpaid claims

Nestor Burgos Jr. 12/12/2021

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Seven major private hospitals in Iloilo City will be cutting ties with Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) starting next month over unpaid claims amounting to more than P545 million. While they will…

PhilHealth has 5 years to live, exec claims

Catherine Gonzales 09/04/2021

The state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may only last five years, or until 2027, if the Filipino taxpayer will not pay for life-saving subsidies and an increase in premium contributions despite the repeated findings of corruption…

PhilHealth to unveil benefit packages for mild, moderate COVID-19 patients on home isolation

Daphne Galvez 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is set to roll out benefit packages for COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms isolating at home or other care facilities, an official of the Department of…

Rama asks Philhealth to pay hospitals  

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama is appealing to the state health insurance Philhealth to pay their dues to hospitals, especially private hospitals here.  This after the mayor met with the hospitals in the city…

PhilHealth suspends AHC accreditation for 3 months

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/31/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –  The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has ordered the suspension of accreditation of a private hospital located along Tres de Abrial Street in Cebu City for three months for “misinterpretation by furnishing false or…

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