Philhealth to collect premium difference from January to May
An advisory on PhilHealth premium contribution hike starting June 2022 is circulating online.
The rise in the premium contribution is from 3% to 4%. This will take effect next month of June and this is also retroactive effective January.
The Alliance of Concerned Teacher said that with the plan to retroactively implement the premium hike, monthly PhilHealth contributions of entry-level teachers will increase from P381.58 to P508.78.
The premium difference from January to May will also be collected, thus effecting by June a total of P1,017.56 for PhilHealth contributions alone.
ACT called on the government to suspend the implementation of the Philhealth premium increase.
“It is best, that the implementation of the PhilHealth premium increase to four percent is suspended immediately and the whole premium hike plan be reviewed altogether as it is already too much a burden to our workers and teachers, especially as the country still grapples with the worst economic crisis under the pandemic and the surging oil prices and runaway inflation,” Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines Secretary-General Raymond Basilio said.