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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012


PhilHealth premium to increase effective July 2012

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 6 (PIA) -- Effective July 2012, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation will implement increases in the annual contribution of members.

The pronouncement was made by Dr. Noel Arteche of PhilHealth Tacloban during the Suruswerte Ha PIA radio program on Friday.

Dr. Arteche said the PhilHealth Board through Resolution No. 1571, series of 2011, approved the increases in the annual premium contribution effective 2012 in order to be able to implement enhancements in the NHIP benefit packages.

The premium contribution of all National Household Targeting System, for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-FR.) identified poor families of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the Sponsored Program shall be Two Thousand Four Hundred Pesos (PhP2,400.00) per year, effective 01 January 2012. The Sponsored Program identification card that will be issued to the intended NHTS-PR beneficiaries shall have a two-year validity period. This is with the expectation for the National Government to sustain its subsidy until CY 2013.

The premium contributions under the Partial Subsidy Scheme shall be increased to Two Thousand Four Hundred Pesos (PhP2,400.00) per year effective 0 1 July 2012.

Dr. Arteche however said that for LGUs/Sponsors who enroll following the calendar year and pays their contribution within the First Semester of CY 2012, the annual premium contribution shall be computed at an annual premium of One Thousand Two Hunched Pesos (PhPl,200.00).

Meanwhile, for the Self-employed individuals under die Individually Paying and Overseas Workers Programs shall pay the minimum annual premium contribution of Two Thousand Four Hundred Pesos (PhP2,400.00) effective 01 July 2012, provided, that for members who pay their contributions within the First Semester of CY 2012, the annual premium contribution shall be computed at an annual premium contribution of One Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (PhP 1,200.00).

Dr. Arteche added that for members who sign a policy contract within the First Semester of CY 2012 and commit to pay their contributions for two (2) consecutive years, the annual premium contribution shall be computed at One Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (PhP 1,200.00). (PIA 8)

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