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PIA Press Release
2009/02/17

KASAMA Program launched for South Cotabato Foundation members

Koronadal City (17 February) -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH) here led by AVP Ramon F. Aristoza Jr. had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Cotabato Foundation Inc. for the group enrolment of its members to the KASAMA (Kalusugan ay Abot- Kaya Para Sa Manggagawa) Program.

Kasama Program, according to Philhealth 12 Information officer Hanah is the local version of the national program Kalusugang Segurado at Abot Kaya sa Philhealth Insurance (KASAPI), previously initiated by Philhealth Central Office for the group enrolment of workers from various private and government sectors without employer-employee relationship in the Metro Manila area.

This local program specifically covers job order employees and members of associations under the Individually Paying Program.

Dubbed as thes regional level program, KASAMA aims to boost enrolment and sustain membership of Individually Paying members and enhance partnership between Philhealth, local government units and other concerned stakeholders in region 12.

Other than job order employees, the program also would include Magtutudlo sa Barangay, Day Care Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Barangay Midwives, Contractuals, cooperatives with less than one thousand members, church organizations, direct selling groups like Tupperware, Avon, Natasha and Sara Lee dealers including other associations such as barbecue, balut, fish, meat, rice, dry goods vendors, drivers and others.

AVP Aristoza in a media forum highlighting Philhealth's 14th anniversary this year said that "everything was carefully planned for them to provide universal coverage for all residents from all walks of life," as he also encouraged the target beneficiaries to visit the local Philhealth offices in the region for a detailed instructions on the registration and collection procedure. (ac agad PIA 12) [top]

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