Philhealth Member Categories, as of October 2013

Here are the new Philhealth member categories, based on the new Philhealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) issued October 2013:

There are 5 general categories:








1.  Private Employee
(Permanent/Regular, Casual, Contractor/Project-Based)
2.  Government Employee
(Permanent/Regular, Casual, Contractor/Project-Based)
3.  Enterprise OWner
4.  Household Help or Kasambahay
5.  Family Driver


1.   Migrant Worker, Land Based
2.   Migrant Worker, Sea Based
3.   Informal Sector
(examples are market vendor, street hawker,
pedicab driver, tricycle driver, etc)
4.   Self-Earning Individual
(examples are doctor, lawyer, engineer, artist, etc.)
5.   Filipino with Dual Citizenship
6.   Naturalized Filipino Citizen
7.   Citizen of other countries working/residing/studying
in the Philippines
8.   Organized Group


1.   NHTS-PR
National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR),
under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)


1.   Local Government Unit
2.   National Government Agency
3.   Others


1.   Retiree or Pensioner
2.   With 120 months contribution and
has reached retirement age


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  1. hi po mam,sir gusto ko lang malaman kung kailan ko matanggap refund ng philhealth last oct.28,2013 ako nag labas sa hospital..tnx…

    1. Hi richard, wait for your benefit payment notice from Philhealth via registered mail. Processing takes 2 to 5 months or more.

  2. Hi po bagong OFW po ako san po ba ako ms maganda icategorize kasi wala ho mention n ofw pd po b n s informal nlng n land based? thank you

    1. Hi geraldine, if you need Philhealth immediately, you must pay as OFW because you can use it immediately. If Individual Payor, you need to pay 3 of the 6 months prior to hospitalization.

  3. Hi, I have registered my father with philhealth. He’s 62. What does the member category SPONSORED (INDIGENT) mean? Effectivity period is 10/1/2008-9/30/2009. When can we start payment if quarterly mode of payment. Thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Hi jaclyn, do you mean your father was Sponsored in 2008 and 2009? But you want to register now because you can no longer find a sponsor? If he’s now an individual payor, he can pay asap for July Aug Sep (payment deadline is Sep 30), so he can be covered starting Oct. Deadline for 4th quarter is last business day of Dec.

  4. I was employed then i stopped working since i got pregnant. I changed status from employed to voluntary payor and i was under the category of informal economy. Informal sector. Due this december 27. I paid philhealth for the month of july-dec this year. Can I avail of benefits from philhealth? Since paid only 6months.

    1. Hi yang, yes, you can avail this Dec.

  5. good morning is there limitation for the benefits of an indigent member? Are benefits the same for sponsored member and indigent member? I enrolled my mother with philhealth through online and she’s enrolled as indigent member. thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Nel, yes, benefits are the same for all types of members. Your mother is an indigent member if she has a Philhealth card issued by DSWD or your local government or the agency that sponsors indigents in your area. Ask your barangay officers.

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