The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has recognized the City of Makati as the local government unit in southern Metro Manila with the highest sponsored health program for the poor.
Based on records of the Makati Social Welfare Department, the city has been able to maintain around 22,000 active PhilHealth ng Masa members to date, with 8,807 renewals registered since Oct. 1 to Nov. 28 this year.
Makati received a plaque of appreciation for its “extraordinary support to the fulfillment of the thrust of the National Health Insurance Program” during the LGU Engagement ceremony held recently at Marquis Event Place, Bonifacio Global City.
Mayor Abigail Binay expressed her appreciation for the award and lauded the PhilHealth Services Section of the MSWD for a job well done.
“We are grateful to PhilHealth for this recognition, and we assure you of our unstinting support for the proper implementation of the PhilHealth ng Masa Program in the city,” said Binay.
“Congratulations to the MSWD PhilHeath Section for its efficient performance that has earned this recognition for our city. We must also give credit to Makatizens for their active participation in the program,” she added.
The city chief executive urged city residents to renew their membership with PhilHealth ng Masa yearly so that they, together with their dependents, can continuously access quality health care and other health benefits under the program.
She reminded them that the renewal of expired PhilHealth ng Masa membership started on Oct. 1 and will end on Dec. 27, 2019.
The Southern Metro Manila area covers the cities of Makati, Pasay, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig and Las Piñas, and the town of Pateros. Joel E. Zurbano
The benefits offered by PhilHealth to members and their dependents include Inpatient Care Benefits, Maternity Benefits including Newborn Care Package, Cataract Package, and Z Benefit Package, among others.
The requirements for PhilHealth ng Masa renewal are the latest Commission on Elections Voter’s Certificate; profiling from the barangay health center; and Member Data Record 2019 or Acknowledgment Receipt 2019.