Philhealth Kalinga cleanses membership data

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April 28 (PIA) - - Philhealth conducted a clean-up on its membership database particularly indigent members that resulted to a sanitized list from more than 52,000 poor members to more than 47,000.


Rommel Aranca, Philhealth Field Officer, here said they have removed double registration, synchronized the membership of poor families enrolled under the 4Ps program and local government unit- sponsored program to the national listing under the National Household Targeting System (NHTS).

Simultaneous with the cleansing of membership records was the renewal of NHTS members under Listahanan 2 program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. “This will result in easing the burden of LGUs in sponsoring membership of poor families if they will be absorbed by the national government under NHTS,” Aranca said.

Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country.  

Aranca informed that their office established a per barangay baseline data to easily determine what barangay needs attention in terms of membership enhancement.

Meanwhile, Philhealth is also working with the Department of Trade and Industry’s Negosyo Center in ensuring the coverage of every enterpriser and the employees to the state-run health insurance, and with Pag-ibig and the Social Security System for the membership of their members.

Aranca said he oriented his three partners in this city on the process of enrolling their employees to Philhealth.

Aranca also announced that Pasil is now an accredited collecting agent of Philhealth. He said other LGUs can pay membership premiums of their sponsored members as well as individual members to Pasil. BY PETER A. BALOCNIT (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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