Another government agency extends special privileges to Yolanda survivors
by FFE PH News staff
PhilHealth is offering special privileges to both PhilHealth members and non-members victims of typhoon Yolanda, the government insurance agency announced yesterday.
In an advisory signed by PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander Padilla, the following benefits can be availed by the victims:
A. Accreditation and Benefit Availment
1. Exemption to the rules on forty five (45) days benefit limit both for the members and their dependents, Single Period of Confinement (SPC) and less than 24 hour confinement;
2. Reimbursement for both referring and receiving health care institutions;
3. Payment of valid claims due for submission that are destroyed by the typhoon and;
4. Extension of the period to file claims after discharge, deadline for submission of the required/mandatory health care institution reports, accreditation validity and/or deadline for submission of application for accreditation of health care providers.
B. Membership and Contribution
1. Extension of premium payment deadline for all member sectors. Deadline for payment of contributions due the month of November 2013 or on the 4th Quarter of 2013 for ALL MEMBER SECTORS shall be extended until March 31, 2014.
2. Submission of Contribution Reports of employers is also extended up to March 31, 2014.
Health Care Institutions (HCIs) accredited by PhilHealth are also included on the special benefits. HCIs without PhilHealth accreditation should be licensed by the Department of Health (DOH) or certified by an institution recognized by PhilHealth to avail the privileges.
For more information on the special privileges, refer to PhilHealth’s Guidelines on the Provision of Special Privileges to those Affected by a Fortuitous Event.