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Employees get first crack at new PhilHealth transaction card August 6, 2013

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will soon issue its new PhilHealth transaction card to the Formal Sector to serve not only as an official government ID but more importantly, as a member's tool which will be realized in the future in transacting with PhilHealth and its partner health providers nationwide on a paperless platform. As an added feature, the new PhilHealth card will likewise provide discounts to a wider choice of merchant partners.

Through a public-private partnership, PhilHealth has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ALLCARD for the issuance of the new PhilHealth transaction cards to the members of the Formal Sector who would want to voluntarily avail of the new PhilHealth transaction card which would contain the following features; memberís demographic and biometric data, including basic information, photo and fingerprints. The cost of the data capture, card production and verification is only P 90.00 inclusive of VAT, which will be shouldered either by the members or their employers. This means that the issuance of the new PhilHealth transaction card shall not entail any cost to PhilHeath.

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