PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012
PhilHealth extends payment deadline in Sendong-affected areasby Hazel Gloria
CEBU CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Philipine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) extends the payment deadline of individually paying members (IPM) for 4th quarter 2011 on March 21, 2012 especially in Sendong-affected areas in the country.
In a press release, PhilHealth gives a three-month extension to give consideration to IPMs residing therein.
IPMs—voluntary and self-employed members—generally pay on a quarterly basis. Premiums must be paid on or before the last working day of each calendar quarter, so that payment deadline for October to December 2011 should have been December 29.
However, Presidential Proclamation No. 303 placed Regions 7, 9, 10, 11 and Caraga under state of calamity due to severe damage caused by Sendong. PhilHealth extended the payment deadline in these regions as it way of helping its members cope with crisis situation.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and KaSAPI members residing in these regions are also given similar consideration.(mbcn/hfg/PIA-7 & PhilHealth)