News DAGDAG PASAKIT: PhilHealth requires OFWs to pay 3% of...

DAGDAG PASAKIT: PhilHealth requires OFWs to pay 3% of their salaries

-

This 2020, all overseas Filipino workers across the globe are now required to pay three percent of their salaries to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Expats’ three percent premium rate will be computed based on monthly salary, with the range at Php 10,000 (AED 730) to Php 60,000 (AED 4,385).

If a person’s salary is higher than AED 4,385, he is still entitled to Php 1,800 (AED 132) on a monthly basis, or the three percent of the income ceiling.

“While the premium is computed based on the monthly income, payment shall me made every three-month, six-month or full 12-month period,” PhilHealth statement read.

The health authority added that 2020 serves as the transition year, so initial payment of Php 2,400 (AED 175) can be made to meet the new policy requirements.

The remaining balance, on the other hand, shall be settled within the year.

“A member who fails to pay the premium after the due date set by the corporation shall be required to pay all missed contributions with monthly compounded interest,” the statement added.

Many OFWs aired their sentiments on the new rule, saying that it’s not fair as most of them have already health insurance provided by their own company.

“Dagdag pasakit lang yan sa mga OFWs. Yung ganyang halaga or kahit three percent lang yan malaking tulong na yan pandagdag padala sa mga pamilya natin sa Pinas,” a restaurant employee told TGFM.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got a story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com. Or follow his IG @rtnamia.

Latest news

International Fashion Week Dubai concludes 14th season

Star studded International Fashion Week Dubai Season 14 was full of celebrities, top infleuncers and celebrity designers...

10,000 sq. ft. Dubai villa sold for AED130 million or P2 billion

Alpago Properties, the real estate famous for developing high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects, has just announced the most...

49 drug kingpins arrested in UAE with the help of 5 other countries

Lieutenant General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior,...

Alira to perform at biggest Barrio Fiesta in Dubai

Emirati pop star Alira will be performing at Barrio Fiesta Dubai in December, organisers have confirmed.
- Advertisement -

UAE announces public holiday for 2023

Plan your holidays for next year! As early as now, the UAE Cabinet has announced the national...

From UAE pharmacist to becoming a pediatrician in New York

After starting his career as a pharmacist in the UAE, Dr. Ahmed Hussein reveals why St. George’s...

Must read

Pinoy photographer in UAE wins international photography award

A UAE-based Filipino has recently bagged an...

Pinay abroad dies on the spot after car accident; husband in critical condition

A 65-year-old Filipina in North Vancouver, Canada...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you