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Philhealth official: Recruitment agencies issued fake PhilHealth receipts to some OFWs


Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales said recruitment agencies issued fake PhilHealth receipts to some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).


This in response over the cases filed against four of PhilHealth's previous and current officials, Philippine News Agency reported.

Their failure to act on a scheme which stole PHP1.2 million from OFWs who paid their PhilHealth insurance premiums from 2014 to 2018 the case stated.

"Contrary to reports that some PHP16 million were lost due to the said scam, PhilHealth has verified a total of PHP1.2 million worth of contributions that are with fake receipts. To date, PhilHealth has recovered a total of PHP430,000 from these agencies, while the balance is in various stages of recovery," Morales said.

Morales added that PhilHealth is strengthening its information technology (IT) system and coordination with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in assuring OFWs premium pay.

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