Bahrain: OFWs Seek Repeal for Hike in Health Insurance Payments

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) reiterated it has increased the contribution of overseas Filipino workers to 3.0% of their monthly salary, but opposition to this measure is gaining traction online.

OFWs whose monthly income ranges from P10,000 to P60,000 must pay 3.0% (an increase from 2.75% in 2019), the state-owned agency mandated.

Please be informed that PhilHealth Circular No. 2020-0014 entitled " Premium Contribution and Collection of Payment of…

Posted by Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

An online petition on Change.org — which has gained over 276,000 signatures (as of this posting) has since been circulating to repeal the measure, given the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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