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New PhilHealth Website Unveiled February 14, 2012

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) today unveils its new corporate website in ceremonies at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas, Pasig City.

The new website,, now includes online services that range from electronic registration, claims eligibility verification, and online mapping, to electronic premium reporting and payment for employers.

"The site welcomes our visitors to three major sections that are of primary interest to our stakeholders. These are Members, our Corporate Partners, and our Online services," said PhilHealth President and CEO Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon. He added that "...on the upper right-hand corner of the page are snippets of our corporate news bulletins, advisories, and issuances. Slightly above all these sections are the About Us button which will lead site visitors to our corporate profile, and the Downloads which opens up to all transaction forms that may be downloaded from our website."

The Members panel leads the site visitor to PhilHealth's five (5) member categories. Each sub-section opens to a standard heading of who are qualified under each category, what the registration procedures are and what benefits are in store for the member. Each sub-section also has a set of frequently-asked questions that are specific to a particular member-category.

On the other hand, the Corporate Partners panel features PhilHealth's key partners in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Program. These include the Health Care Providers, the Employers, the Collecting Partners, and Private Sector Partners.

Among the online services is the E-Claims through which accredited institutional providers may now verify the eligibility status of members and dependents prior to benefits availment. The Institutional Health Care Provider System will enable accredited providers tocheck on the membership status of Sponsored Program Members under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) during benefits availment.

For employers, PhilHealth offers the Electronic Premium Remittance System (EPRS) which facilitates reporting of their remittances; the E-Payment System which they can use when remitting premium contributions; and the DepEd Textfile Uploader System, a special application for the Department of Education which has thousands of employees nationwide. The E-Group System facilitates registration and billing of organized groups.

Another important feature of the new website is the Mobile Mapping Service, a facility for viewing the locations of health facilities and provides a visualization of various corporate data using maps. Office Locations shows the locations of PhilHealth's Regional and Branch offices. Once the link is clicked, the Google map of the Philippines will be displayed. Overlaid on the Google map are the locations of the Regional and Branch Offices shown using the PhilHealth logo as the symbol.

Under the Health Facilities Locations, the Google map will show by default all health facilities that are already mapped. This facility will enable the site visitor to see the location of a specific health facility on the Google map and its photograph. At the same time, the PhilHealth GIS Application System (PhilGIS) can show statistical data on accreditation, claims, collections, and membership data in map forms or statistical maps. These maps are shown by regions and by provinces. (END)

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