According to the REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: all senior citizen shall be entitled to PhilHealth benefits.
In order to avail this benefit, all Senior Citizens must register for PhilHealth (Senior Citizen) member.
The PhilHealth Senior Citizen members are no longer required to pay for a monthly contribution. However, if the Senior Citizen continues to receive monthly income for example as an employee, they still have to pay for a monthly contribution.
The contribution for senior citizens shall be sourced from the proceeds of Republic Act No. 10351, commonly known as the Sin Tax Law.
Who are the senior citizens that can avail FREE PHILHEALTH INSURANCE?
Filipino citizens who are residents of the Philippines, aged sixty (60) years or above and are not currently covered by any membership category of PhilHealth;
Qualified dependents of senior citizen members who are also senior citizen themselves; and
Qualified dependents of members belonging to other membership categories, with or without coverage who are senior citizens themselves.
However, Senior Citizens who are gainfully employed or who remain to have a regular source of income shall continue to pay their premium contributions to PhilHealth under the applicable membership categories.
How to apply for senior citizen PhilHealth membership?
As a senior citizen, you have two options to enroll for PhilHealth, they can enroll in municipal’s Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA) office or through any PhilHealth office.
1. Through Office for the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA)
Submit duly accomplished PMRF to the OSCA in the city or municipality where the elderly reside
Await Member Data Record and Identification card issued by PhilHealth through OSCA
2. Through PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO)
Attach 1 x 1 photo taken within the last six months;
Present Senior Citizen’s ID. Read here how to apply for Senior Citizen ID
Submit duly accomplished PMRF
Await Member Data Record and PhilHealth Identification Card
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