AT least 866 identification cards were issued by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to members from different categories at the Sentro K3 Exhibit, Demo and Fair organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at the Luneta grounds in Manila recently.
Through its information desk at the said fair, PhilHealth was able to provide online ID and member data record (MDR) generation services to members from the employed and individually paying members. Of the more than 2,000 visitors who trooped to the infobooth during the two-day activity, almost half were able to have their PhilHealth ID cards printed. Among the recipients were members of the Philippine National Police, the Army, Navy, media, employees from other government agencies participating in the fair, as well as joggers who took the opportunity to have their old PhilHealth Number Cards (PNCs) replaced with the new PhilHealth ID cards.
DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo, accompanied by National Historical Commission of the Philippines Executive Director Ludovico Badoy, and National Parks Development Committee Executive Director Juliet Villegas, dropped by the PhilHealth booth and had his ID card printed. He appreciated the fact that he was able to get his ID card in minutes. Badoy and Villegas also got their PhilHealth ID cards onsite.
Some of the booth visitors asked about their PhilHealth coverage, and how to go about updating their MDRs to include dependents. Several copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) and the Report of Employee-Members Form (ER2) were also distributed to employed members whose names are not yet in the PhilHealth database. Various reading materials on PhilHealth benefits, member duties and responsibilities, registration procedures and keeping their membership status active were also distributed to booth visitors.
The PhilHealth infodesk service was jointly handled by the PhilHealth NCR North Branch and the Public Affairs Department. (END)
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