PhilHealth holds first ever Members Summit to boost awareness on benefits and services

State agency Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recently held its very first PhilHealth Members’ Summit with the theme “Benepisyong PhilHealth: Maaasahan, Saanman, Kailanman” in line with its intensified information dissemination efforts even during the pandemic.

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During the three-day virtual forum, speakers have thoroughly explained before the participants PhilHealth’s inpatient, outpatient and special benefit packages available to the members and their qualified dependents. In addition, its Z Benefits and primary care benefit package under Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama or PhilHealth Konsulta were also presented in addition to must-know information on membership, registration and contribution payments.

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Efforts in addressing the financial burden brought by the pandemic through COVID-19 benefit packages had been presented. These packages include testing, isolation, inpatient care, and vaccine injury compensation for those who will suffer serious adverse effects arising from inoculation for the virus.

PhilHealth officers respond to member queries regarding benefit availment but with missed contributions.

In his special message, PhilHealth President and CEO Atty. Dante A. Gierran assured members that PhilHealth is always ready to assist all Filipinos in times of hospitalization due to ill health. “Nandito po ang PhilHealth upang maging kaagapay ninyo sa oras na kayo ay magkasakit at mangailangan ng pagpapaospital,” Gierran declared.

Around 300 participants joined the virtual forum that was also streamed via Facebook Live for the benefit of members in the provinces and even abroad. Meanwhile, PhilHealth officers and select employees have responded to numerous member posted by the members during the live streamed event.