The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is now planning for an additional premium contribution of employees conferring to the bill to provide universal health care for Filipinos.
The National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) was established to provide health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available and accessible health care services for all.
According to PhilHealth Spokesperson Dr. Israel Pargas, a P75 increase will be added from the P200 monthly contribution of the members.
Today, the employees subsidize a P100 contribution and another P100 as for the contribution of the employer to PhilHealth.
The NHIP bill states that the contributor will pay their individual premiums while the non-contributors will be fully subsidized by the national government.
Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines favored the additional premium contribution in PhilHealth. | Tina Joyce Laceda – PTV