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AUPWU spearheads Philhealth forum at UPV

The All UP Workers Union-Iloilo Chapter, in coordination with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and the Human Resources Development Office conducted a lecture forum on “Updates on Philhealth Benefits” on March 2, 2016 at the GCEB Conference Room of the UPV Iloilo City campus.

Prof. Nestor G. Yunque, in his welcome remarks stated that the forum is important in order for the UPV personnel to know better about Philhealth coverage that they and their families are entitled to.

Ms. Janimhe C. Jalbuna, Officer-in-Charge of the Public Affairs Unit of Philhealth Regional Office 6, gave a run down of coverage that can be claimed from Philhealth, which include the following: inpatient benefits; outpatient benefits; and Z benefits, which are intended for very serious and expensive to treat medical conditions including cancers, heart surgeries and implants; and MDG Benefits which are for long term treatment and recovery such as malaria and HIV cases.

According to Jalbuna, to avail of these benefits, one should ensure that Member Data Record is updated. She said that the Philhealth website http://www.philhealth.gov.ph can also be accessed for additional information.

Ms. Sydna Lozada, President of the AUPWU, VCA Nestor Yunque and HRDO Chief Ella Tidon gave the Certificate of the Appreciation to Ms. Jalbuna.

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