PhilHealth XII conducted 4 batches of Social Health Insurance Educational Series (SHInES) for casual employees at Villa Amor Hotel in the City of Koronadal lately.
Main purpose of which is to deepen their positive reception as PhilHealth employees and empower them as advocates of the social health insurance.
|SHInES batch 4 participants after the orientation and training at Villa Amor Hotel in the City of Koronadal|
SHInES for casuals include reorientation of said personnel about the concept of NHIP; its history, guiding principles, vision-mission, core values, powers and functions based on the amended Implementing Rules and Regulations.
As institution, PhilHealth has started in 1960s by virtue of House Bill 14225 and Senate Bill 01738 institutionalized through RA 7875 as amended by RA 9241 and RA 10606 that continue to serve prioritizing the health care needs of indigents which covers almost 50% of its database.
It is known to exist based on principles of universality, effectiveness, innovation, equity, social solidarity, quality service, care for indigents among others.
What used to be a basic and simple health care program has now evolved into an institution that covers complex and catastrophic cases with online transactions from enrolment, payment to benefit availment process.
Management and Services Division Chief, Miss Merlie C. Sabug used to say that PhilHealth12 started only its operation in 1999 with more than 10 employees wherein by now has already more than 200 workforce serving the entire residents including those who are working abroad. “With more of its guiding principles on responsiveness and compulsory coverage, there is no doubt that we can achieve more and serve better,” Sabug said. (hanah g. naanep)