More Aklanons Enlist For Health Insurance

The 2nd Nationwide PhilHealth Registration day or PhilHealth Sabado II held at the Kalibo Pilot Elementary School in Kalibo Aklan on 25th June, saw more Aklanons availing of opportunities to access government health insurance.

J’Roel F. Del Rosario, Chief Social Insurance Officer for PhilHealth Aklan urged prospective members, eligible parents and family members of the public school students and pupils, including indigents to register themselves as members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), to avail of PhilHealth benefits that would cover their hospitalization needs.

A one day registration and advocacy activity, the PhilHealth Sabado targets enlistment of Filipinos, having the financial capability and ability to pay P300.00 in premium contributions each quarter, though they have yet to register as members of PhilHealth.

The PhilHealth universal programme, as of February 2011 facilitated benefits for 24,500 households in Aklan, while the number of cardholders at 44,437, went up 37.7% from 2009.

The Department of Health, PhilHealth, Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the Leagues of Cities, Municipalities, Provinces, and Barangays of the Philippines, active participation has been enlisted by PhilHealth Sabado.

Only a selected number of public schools identified by the DepEd nationwide, saw the PhilHealth Sabado II conducted on their premises.
New registrants are advised to bring supporting documents for family members to be declared as their dependents, including one quarter’s premium payment or P300. Those who will be updating their records are also required to bring supporting documents with them.

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