Updated August 1, 2014
Philhealth Membership for OFWs — Documents Required
To register as OFW member of Philhealth or to re-activate your membership, submit a copy of any of the following documents:
. Valid Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)
. Valid Working Visa /Re-entry Permit
. Valid Job Employment Contract
. Certificate of Employment for applicable period from employer abroad
. Valid company ID issued by employer abroad
. Cash remittance receipt from member abroad, at least two months
prior to the date of membership renewal or premium payment
. Valid ID or certificate issued to OFWs in the host country (examples: Saudi Iqama, Italy’s Permessod’ Soggiorno and Cartad’ Identita, or Hong Kong ID)
. Any other proof that the member is an active OFW at the present time, subject to the approval of the authorized Philhealth officer
Bring the original copy of the document for verification purposes.
. Philhealth Circular 019, s-2011, October 17, 2011, signed by Philhealth President and CEO, Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon on November 10, 2011.
. Philhealth Citizen’s Charter 2013, November 2013
What are the advantages of registering as an OFW member of Philhealth?
. You are immediately eligible for Philhealth coverage on the date of payment. You don’t need to wait for 3 months, as Individual Payors or Employees are required to do.
. To be eligible for maternity coverage, you don’t need prior payments. If your date of delivery is within the validity dates written on your premium payment receipt, you are eligible for the maternity benefit.
. There are some special benefits sa OFWs, such as free consultations and medicines in designated hospitals and other health facilities.
If you have some more questions, send your Question to the following:
email@example.com (Hong Kong)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Saudi Arabia)
email@example.com (Other countries)
Cell Phone : 0918-9635396, 0917-5129149
Landline : 441-7444 ext. 7416
Facebook: Look for OWP-PhilHealth
Philhealth membership for OFWs