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How to Avail PhilHealth Insurance in the Philippines

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PhilHealth is a Philippine government health insurance which is very affordable and accepted at most Philippine hospitals. When you avail PhilHealth it not only covers you but also your spouse, dependant children and parents over 60 years of age.

This is very beneficial to obtain because while doctor visits are not that expensive in the Philippines hospitalization can be especially if hospitalized for a prolonged period of time. This FireHow article will tell you how to obtain a individually paying PhilHealth package to help with your Philippine health care needs.

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Step 1

The first thing you should do is go to your nearest PhilHealth office. If you are unsure where it is located look in your phone directory.

Step 2

Once at PhilHealth office ask for a M1b form and either fill it out there or take it home to fill out.

Step 3

Return M1b form together with clear copies of all supporting documents regarding your dependents. These documents will include things like Certificate of Live Births, Marriage Certificate and etc.

Step 4

Return documents to PhilHealth and have them reviewed. At this point you will be issued a PIN and asked to pay your premium which is only like 3 dollars a month. You may choose to pay premiums quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Step 5

All that is left to do now is to continue paying your premiums at designated time so you can avail your health care benefits through PhilHealth should you get sick in the Philippines.

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