PhilHealth Expands Coverage to Foreign Nationals

Philippines National Health Service Insurance for Foreigners

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), [the Philippines National Health Service] now allows foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens who have chosen to retire in the Philippines to avail themselves of social health insurance benefits.

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Philippines National Health Service Insurance for Foreigners

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), [the Philippines National Health Service] now allows foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens who have chosen to retire in the Philippines to avail themselves of social health insurance benefits.


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Citizens of other countries residing or working in the Philippines with a valid Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card) issued by the Bureau of Immigration may submit their ‘PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) for Foreign Nationals‘ to the nearest Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO).

Premiums for PhilHealth vover for Foreigners

The annual premium contribution rate for PRA foreign retirees is P15,000, while that of other foreign citizens is P17,000.
They may pay for their premium contributions either quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Eligibility Requirement

Premium contribution has been paid for at least three (3) months within the six (6) months prior to the first day of confinement and with sufficient regularity of premium contributions.

Sources:

www.philhealth.gov.ph/news/2017
www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2017/circ2017-0003.pdf PDF File.

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Expands? They reduced the program! The only they expanded was the 700% premium increase! How is this legal?