Saturday, June 27, 2015

Payment and Reporting of Premium Contributions of Employers and Employees

Philhealth Circular No. 004-2015 was issued to informed all employers in the government and private sectors that pursuant to Section 6.f of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Health Insurance Act of 2013, PhilHealth is mandated to "establish and maintain an updated membership and contribution database."

With this, the following shall be implemented effective the applicable period of April 2015:

1. On payment of premium contributions, all employers in the government and private sectors are strongly encourage to pay at PhilHealth's accredited collecting agents (ACAs) or through e-Payment facilities. With the continuous endeavour to improve its business processes, the corporation ensures a more efficient posting of premium payments.

2. On the reporting of premium payments, all employers in the Formal Economy shall adopt the electronic Premium Reporting System (EPRS) as the mode of preparation and transmission of all remittance reports (RF-1). However, this remains optional for employers of Kasambahays.

The Circular took effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in any newspaper of general circulation and deposited with the National Administrative Register at the University of the Philippines Law Center.

Please refer of the full text of the circular.

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