THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) reminds land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of the premium increase to be implemented in 2014.
OFWs have been paying P900 per year since 2005 when the Medicare functions of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration was transferred to PhilHealth.
After several consultations with OFW groups, PhilHealth deferred the full implementation of the new rate to provide ample time for OFWs to adjust. Instead of P2,400, their annual premium was set to P1,200 per year for 2012 and 2013.
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