PhilHealth issued a Memorandum Circular 057-2012 dated November 22, 2012 to amend the PhilHealth contributions of the individual paying, overseas workers, and the employed sector. The change in the contributions will take effect on the start of the calendar year of 2013, January 1st. Business sectors including all other concerned are hereby notified to comply with the new rates of PhilHealth Contribution.
Excerpts from MC 057-2012
I.Legal Basis and Objective
Section 16 of R.A 7875 empowers the Corporation to formulate and implement guidelines on contribution and benefits. By virtue thereof and through the authority of PhilHeallth Board Resolution No. 1677. Series of 2012, this Circular is hereby issued in response to the public clamor for the reconsideration of the implementation of the premium contribution increases in various PhilHealth membership categories as sanctioned under PhilHealth Board Resolution No. 1571, Series of 2011.
This Circular shall only apply to the Individually Paying, Overseas Workers, and Employed Sector membership in the NHIP.
The provisions of the PBR No. 1571 s. 2011 on the effectivity of implementation of premium contribution increases shall be deferred until the end of CY 2013.
Transitionally, the implementation of the corresponding premium rates for the following membership categories shall be in effect starting from January 2013 up to December 2013:
a) Individually Paying Program and Overseas Workers Programs
Self-employed individuals under the Individually Paying Program shall pay the minimum annual premium contribution of One Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos (Php 1,800.00) effective only from January to December 2013. Provided that, self-employed professionals earning an average monthly income of more than Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (Php25,000.00) shall pay their annual premium contribution in the amount of Three Thousand Six Hundred Pesos (Php3,600.00). Provided further that, all valid and effective policy contracts signed prior to this Board Resolution shall remain effective and enforceable until expiration.
Overseas Workers under the Overseas Workers Program shall pay the minimum annual premium contribution of One Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (PhPl,200.00) which is effective since January 2012 up to December 2013 only.
b) Employed Sector
The premium contributions for the Employed Sector, starting January 2013 to December 2013 only, shall be in accordance with the following premium contribution schedule using the following baselines:
- Premium rate at 2.5% of the basic monthly salary
- Use of salary bracket
- Salary bracket floor shall start at P7,000.00
- Salary bracket ceiling shall be at P35,000.00
|Salary Bracket||Salary Lower Range||Salary Upper Range||Salary Base||Total Monthly Premium||Employee Share||Employer Share|
*Employee share represents half of the total monthly premium while the other half is shouldered by the employer.
To download the PhilHealth Contribution Table or the Memorandum Circular 57-2012, click http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2012/circ57_2012.pdf