Philhealth will be conducting an onsite registration at the PLM on April 6, Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for PLM students who will be attending Face to Face classes. For those intending to register on this date, a prior orientation will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 10:00 in the morning.
Contact your College Dean for the zoom link details.
Medical insurance required for students joining limited face-to-face classes
As part of the National Government’s Ligtas Balik-Eskwela, the DOH and CHED released a joint memo circular requiring students joining in-person classes to register with PhilHealth or any medical insurance covering expenses for COVID-19. This is based on the Section IV, Item H of CHED-DOH JMC 2021-004 as reiterated in Section III, Item B12 CMO No 1 Series of 2022.
How can students fulfill this requirement?
A. Register with PhilHealth
Visit any PhilHealth Office and submit the accomplished PhilHealth form (https://plm.edu.ph/.../Apply/Philhealth_PMRF_012020.pdf) along with a copy of your Valid ID.
Note: Under the Universal Health Care Law, all Filipinos are PhilHealth members; they just need to register. The monthly premium for direct contributors is P300.
B. Acquire equivalent medical insurance covering medical expenses related to COVID-19 (either as direct or indirect contributor);
What about students who cannot pay for insurance?
You can still apply and register with PhilHealth under the UHA as indirect contributors, whose premiums are subsidized by government.
Students aged 21 and above may enroll as indigent members, on the grounds that they have no visible means of income.
- Students may secure a certificate of indigency from the social welfare office of their LGU of residence.
Students below 21 may also be classified as dependents of their parents or legal guardians.
- Students 21 years old or above but suffering from congenital disabilities* also qualify as dependents.
- Make sure you are declared as a dependent by the principal member, and your name is listed under their member data record.
*Congenital disabilities — either physical or mental, or any disability acquired that renders them totally dependent on the member for support, as determined by PhilHealth.
Read the posters for details: