Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Deactivate or Cancel My PhilHealth Membership - Is this possible?

Some of you might be wondering if it is possible to deactivate or cancel your PhilHealth membership and how this can be done. Your reason might be because you have not availed of any PhilHealth benefits yet or you may have had a bad experience with the corporation.

Employed individuals whether in a private or government company/agency will not be able to discontinue paying the PhilHealth premium contribution until such time that they are no longer employed. This is because the employers are mandated or required by law to enroll and deduct the said premium from their employees as they will be penalized for non-compliance. Household help also belong under this category.

For individually paying members or those individuals directly paying PhilHealth premium contributions, you would only need to discontinue payment. You will still be considered registered under the program but your membership will now be set to inactive. If you discontinue payment however, you may no longer be able to avail of PhilHealth benefits if you or any of your registered dependents are hospitalized. You may reactivate your membership upon payment of the required premium contribution for a given quarter, semester or year. Your eligibility to avail of PhilHealth services will be determined by the number of consecutive payments you contribute to the program.

For those under the sponsored sector, membership is automatically set to be inactive once the coverage period reflected in the PhilHealth ID Card (PIC) has expired. Prior to expiry of the coverage however, it is common for the local government units and/or sponsor to enroll or renew the membership to ensure eligibility of PhilHealth benefits.

For the Overseas Filipino Workers, it is mandatory to pay the premium contribution for a one year coverage before departure from the Philippines either directly through the POEA or PhilHealth. Upon expiry of the one year, you may continue paying the premium to ensure that you and your dependents are eligible to avail of PhilHealth benefits.

It is however recommended that before you give up on the program, you should get feedback from other individuals who have availed of PhilHealth benefits. We are sure that although there are some who finds the program below their expectations, there are also those that have a high regard for its existence. We hope that you would be able to choose the right option to secure both you and your family's health. You may check out the reasons why others stay with PhilHealth by clicking here.

Do you have an inactive account with PhilHealth? Know how you can reactivate it by clicking here.

30 comments:

  1. how to inactivate my membership bcoz my husband is already a member.. i wanted to be one his dependent..

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  2. if you are employed, then there is no way for you to stop being an active member as this is mandatory for employed members.

    if you are separated or an individually paying member, then you will need to prepare a letter stating that you would wish to inactivate your membership and express your desire to be covered as a dependent of your husband (include your PIN). Provide a duly accomplished PMRF of your husband declaring you as his dependent with attached marriage certificate and birth certificate.

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    1. Who's the best person to look for in submitting those? Thanks!

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    2. Any person in the membership section can assist you

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  3. What if the company I'm working as of now is not paying my philhealth contribution? What are the legal things that I can do?

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  4. I resigned from my company last October to transfer to another company. My problem is I need to use the benefit for the eye operation of my 62 years old mother. I found out that my previous company did not remit my contributions last year. What would I do to get the money that my previous company deducted on my salary last year? Thanks.

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  5. You may coordinate with the Collection Section to ask help in filing a complaint against the employer. They will try to check the remittances of the employer and whether you are included in the report being submitted to PhilHealth.

    We will try to inquire what options may be available to the member in case of nonremittance of the employer. As far as we know, based on the IRR penalties may be imposed by PhilHealth for non-remittance of your contributions.

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  6. I am 26 yrs old and only worked for a private company right after graduation for 6 mos. i stopped working year 2006 from that on i have not made any contribution. I am married now (sept 18, 2010) still no work and no contribution to philhealth my husband is a member an pays contribution can i be considered inactive member and be counted as valid dependent of my husband? thanks.

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    1. yes. you need to deactivate your philhealth number by either writing a letter of deactivation or filling-up a deactivationform from philhealth. Your husband must fill up a PMRF form. You need to submit these two as well as 2 valid IDs and your marriage contract.

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  7. You would need to submit a letter to inactivate your account and updated pmrf to update your profile. Your husband would need to submit also a pmrf declaring you as his dependent, with attached marriage certificate and birth certificate.

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  8. my wife is an individually paying member. she enrolled just last December 2011 and is currently unemployed. i want her to be my dependent. we went to Philhealth and said that she cannot be my dependent cause we are both members. i searched and found this site. is it possible for her to inactivate her membership even if she just joined 3 months ago? thanks!

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    1. If she has an active payment, she will still be considered an active member and cannot be declared as your dependent. If her coverage has lapsed then she may submit a letter to inactivate her record and with your duly accomplished pmrf declaring her as your dependent. However, she may also retain her membership to cover her parents aged 60yrs old above.

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  9. I stopped my work last August 2011, I updated my account last July 2011 into Marital Status as married and as individual member. My problem is I can't afford to continues paying on it coz I still don't have job. I've heard from others that they are a members through their local government with less fee, it sounds free. Is it possible that I can transfer my account like them? What will I do?
    Hoping for immediate response. Thank you

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  10. birth certificate of a member(husband)?

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  11. me and my wife is already separated and our annulment is on process i want to remove her name as my dependent is it possible??

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  12. my mom regularly pay her philhealth contribution before. unfortunately napa stop xia ng almost 1 year. she is an individually paying member. can we continue it p b?
    & im a philhealth member n din already. can i just make her as my dependent, she is 55 yrs. old?

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  13. Paalis po ako sa work ko ngayon sa isang private company kasi lilipat ako sa government office. Kaso by June pa effective ang work ko sa government,ano ang magandang gawin sa Philhealth ko, gagamitin ko sya sa panganganak sa October?

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  14. I and my wife we will leave for 3-6 year in abroad so we dnt need it how can i cancel it? Tolongan nyo kmi.. thank yo

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  15. I had the same issue with some of those husbands above. My wife has lapses on her contribution and we decided to make her my dependent (i'm working privately). I've read that we need a discontinue or deactivate letter of her philhealth number and membership. Do you have any sample/template of such Deactivation letter for Philhealth?

    She's pregnant for now and may be due in one-month time. Would the letter suffice where I will submit it in her behalf or she need to do it personally? I doubt the second option (personal deactivation) because she's on her 8 and 1/2 months.

    Any ideas or suggestion you could share?

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  16. I already resigned from my previous work 2 yrs ago, then up to now I don't have a job, then I'm now pregnant and my husband is a philhealth member he want me to be his dependent, how can I cancel my membership for me to avail the benefits.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Jibeth. I called PhilHealth yesterday and was told that I have to make a request to deactivate letter, together with your marriage certificate and PMRF that would be filled out by your husband.

      You have to submit to the nearest PhilHealth center in your area. Hope this helps.

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    2. Hi ms queenie do you hve any sample of a deactivate letter? Thnx

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    3. I, ____(your name), with Philhealth number, ____, would like to request your good office to please deactivate my membership due to the following reason: ________. Thank you.

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  17. my wife resigned n i need to.add them as my dpendents will it take effect immediately? my daughter is added on my wifes philhealth as a dependent. wat are d documents needed. will my wife n daughter will.be added immediately once i add them as my dependents as long as my wife will have a open letter stating that she want tondeactivate her philhealth account. i appreaciate your response
    . thank.u.very much.

    now that





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  18. Ask ko lang po kung same discount lang po pag sa husband ko ung gagamitin ko na philhealth covarage nya na hulog january to aguast pero continue parin po ung work nya november po ako manganganak ... kilangan ko rin po ba gumawa ng deactivate fo my philhealth number pra po maging dependent nya ps reply thankyou

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  19. ask ko lng po kung ma deactivate na ba ung membership ko kung diko mbyaran agad,gusto ko ng ipa deactivate pra po mging dependent nlng ako sa aswa ko kc member na po cya sa barangay po,kailngn pa rin ba ng deactivation letter khit dina active kc dina nbyaran

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  20. ask ko lang po regard sa philhealth ng wife ko, dati po sya member ngayon po jobless na sya, papadeactivate ko na po sana at gagawin ko na po syang aking dependent. ano po ang kaylangan ko gawin?

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  21. before nagpa member aq sa philhealth (for id purposes sana) but nalaman ko na hindi ako pwede maging dependent ni soon to be hubby, so never once i pay contributions. Can i still be a dependent? kasi from the start inactive member naman ako? thanks po sa mkkasagot.

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  22. Hi. What if my husband doesn't have Pagibig, he's a foreigner, doesn't earn income in the Philippines, I will be soon unemployed spouse, and we will be living outside the Philippines? What is the best way to do, "inactivate" my account? Or stop? What is the process? Thanks in advance!

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  23. Good day po 2011 nagpamember po ako ng philhealth pero diko napo nahulugan ngayon po may nagbigay ng sponsored philhealth pero nakapangalan po sa Asawa ko may binigay po silang MDR pero di po ako. Nakasulat as his dependent member manganganak napo ako sa katapusan ano po dapat naming gawin paara imaging dependent nya. Salamat po

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