Filipinos need to pay higher contributions to PhilHealth starting June in accordance with the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act, the state-run insurer said.
The premium rate for 2022 is set at 4% for all direct contributors, PhilHealth said.
This means that a Filipino earning P10,000 or below would need to pay a P400 monthly premium. Those earning P80,000 or more however need to pay a P3,200 monthly premium.
Since the policy is retroactively effective in January 2022, PhilHealth said members and employers who have paid contributions at 3% need to settle the 1% differential payments until the end of the year.
Under the Universal Health Care Law, premium rates will increase to the 5% limit in 2024 and 2025.
PhilHealth in 2021 suspended the premium rate increase to aid Filipinos struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.