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This is PhilHealth Circular No. 011, s-2012 intended to the formal sector employees, national government agencies, government owned and controlled corporation, local government units, private employers, PhilHealth Regional Offices, PhilHealth branches, and all others concerned.
Section II (D) of PhilHealth Circular No. 022, s.2011 Re: New Premium Contributions to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) in support for the attainment of Universal Health Care and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) health targets by 2015, prescribes that:
"Premium contributions from the Formal Sector employees and their employers shal be computed at three percent (3%) of the basic monthly salary of the employee effective 01 January 2013 and shall be continually shared equally by its employer: Provided, That the monthly salary base is determined at Seven Thousand Pesos (PhP7,000.00) with the minimum annual contribution of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php2,520.00) and the monthly salary ceiling is determined at Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php50,000.00)."
Hence, effective 01 January 2013 premium contribution schedule for the formal sector employees and their employers is revised as follows:
All employers are hereby reminded that monthly premium contributions should be remitted on or before the 10th day of the month following the applicable month at any PhilHealth Offices or through PhilHealth Accredited Collecting Agents and their branches nationwide. The remittance of premium contribution must be supported by a monthly Employer Remittance list (RF-1) which shall be submitted to nearest PhilHealth Offices not later than the 15th day of the month following the applicable month.
The failure of the employer to remit the required contribution and to submit the required remittance list shall make the employer liable for reimbursement of payment of a property filed claim in case the concerned employee or his/her qualified dependent/s avail/s of PhilHealth benefits, without prejudice to the imposition of other penalties as provided for in the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Health Insurance Act of 1995 (Republic Act of 7875 as amended).
All issuances inconsisted with this Circular are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
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