Philhealth Membership

Types Of PhilHealth Members?

Membership is automatic for employed citizens, but PhilHealth also opens its membership to the following:

1. Employed/ members of the formal economy

All employees with offices in the Philippines. This includes seafarers and household helpers, since their agencies are based in the country.

Premium range: Php 200-875/month

2. Individually paying or self-employed, voluntary, or members of the informal economy

All unemployed or self-employed employees. This includes professionals or business owners, as well as retirees and farmers.

Premium range: Php 600/ quarter and Php 900/quarter for those earning more than Php 25,000 a month

3. Overseas workers (OFWs)

All OFWs who passed through POEA and pay their OEC fees

Premium: Php 2,400/year

4. Sponsored

All members working for a non-profit organization

Premium: Sponsor pays Php 2,400/year

5. Indigent

All members with no source of income, or those without a stable household income

Membership is pre-determined by the DSWD

6. Lifetime

Members who were able to pay at least 120 monthly premiums. Membership becomes free as soon as they reach 60 years old.

7. Senior Citizens

Filipino citizens who are already 60 or above but have never been a PhilHealth member. This also includes senior citizens who were not able to pay 120 premiums for the duration of their membership.

How To Become A PhilHealth Member?

Becoming a PhilHealth member requires compliance to the following:

  1. Fill-out two (2) copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form [PMRF]
  2. Submit PMRF to the nearest Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) together with the following documents:
  • Two (2) 1×1 latest ID picture
  • Two (2) valid IDs
  • Any of the following documents:
    • For SSS pensioners
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension
      • Photocopy of the Retiree/Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of retirement
    • For GSIS pensioners
      • Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement indicating the effectivity date of retirement
      • Photocopy of Service Record issued by the employer showing rendered services of not less than 120 months
      • Photocopy of Certification/Retirement Gratuity from the employer indicating services of not less than 120 months
      • Photocopy of retirement voucher issued by GSIS
    • For Uniformed personnel of AFP, PNP, BJMP and BFP
      • Photocopy of General/Special or Bureau Order indicating effectivity date of retirement
      • Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement from the GSIS indicating services of not less than 120 months
      • Photocopy of Statement of Services issued by previous employer showing service of not less than 120 months
    • GSIS Disability Pensioner / SSS Permanent Total Disability Pensioner before March 4, 1995
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension
      • Photocopy of Disability Pensioner Certification issued by SSS/GSIS indicating effectivity date of pension or the period of coverage for disabled pensioner.
    • SSS Survivorship Pensioner before March 4, 1995
      • Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement indicating the type of survivorship in nature and the effectivity date of pension
      • Photocopy of Survivorship Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of pension
    • Other individuals who are not under the abovementioned categories
      • Photocopy of official receipts of premium payments to PhilHealth
      • Any other documents indicating the months of premium payments to PhilHealth
  1. Await Member Data Record (MDR) and PhilHealth ID Card