How to Update PhilHealth Dependents [Member Guide]

How do you update PhilHealth dependents?

How to Update PhilHealth Dependents [Member Guide]
How to Update PhilHealth Dependents [Member Guide]

PhilHealth members may sometimes need to update their PhilHealth records, especially their dependents. Generally, there are two ways a member can update their information. The steps are below:

Updating your PhilHealth dependents at the PhilHealth office

  1. Download the form: Get the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF).
  2. Mark for an update: Put a tick in the top right corner to indicate it’s for updating.
  3. Complete the form: Fill out the PMRF with your updated list of dependents.
  4. Submit the form: Take your filled-out form to the nearest PhilHealth Office.
  5. Wait for the record: They’ll process your form, and you’ll get an updated Member Data Record.

This process is also more or less the same for updating other sections in your PhilHealth data.

Updating your PhilHealth dependents online

  1. Fill out the form: Complete the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) with your new dependents online.
  2. Gather documents: Scan and save your supporting documents and your filled PMRF as digital files.
  3. Email your form: Send your digital files to your local PhilHealth Office via email.
  4. Wait for an update: They’ll process your info, and your records will be updated.
  5. Check online: After processing, verify your updated PhilHealth MDR online.

Why do you need to update your PhilHealth dependents?

Updating your PhilHealth dependents is crucial to ensure that your health insurance coverage accurately reflects your current family situation. Here’s why updating your PhilHealth dependents is important:

Accurate Coverage

Adding new dependents or removing those who are no longer eligible ensures that your health insurance coverage accurately reflects your current family members. This ensures that everyone who should be covered is included.

Claim Benefits

Suppose your dependents require medical assistance or hospitalization. Listing them as your dependents allows them to access benefits and services seamlessly. Updated information helps prevent delays in getting the support they need.

Financial Planning

Properly updating your dependents helps you plan for potential healthcare expenses more effectively. With accurate information, you can budget and prepare for any medical needs your family might have.

Legal and Official Records

PhilHealth coverage can often be useful for official purposes. This may include transactions such as school enrollment, travel documents, or other legal matters. Having accurate and up-to-date information ensures these processes go smoothly.

What are the document requirements for updating your PhilHealth dependents?

The document requirements for updating your PhilHealth dependents may vary slightly depending on the specific changes you are making. However, here are the common documents that are typically required:

  1. PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF): This form serves as the main document for updating your PhilHealth dependents. You can download the PMRF from the PhilHealth website or other reliable sources.
  2. Supporting documents: You will need to attach clear copies of documents that support the changes you are making. The exact documents required may change depending on the nature of the update. Here are some examples:
  3. Birth certificate: If you are adding a newborn child as a dependent, you will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate

It is important to note that these are general requirements. Furthermore, additional documents may be requested depending on your specific situation.

Moreover, it is advisable to contact your nearest PhilHealth office or refer to their official website for an up-to-date information on their document requirements for updating your PhilHealth dependents.

Who can I add as a PhilHealth dependent?

PhilHealth defines dependents as qualified individuals who can be covered by a member’s PhilHealth benefits. The following are the qualified dependents of a PhilHealth member:

  • A non-active member, legitimate spouse
  • Unmarried and unemployed children below 21 years old. They may be legitimate, legitimated, or acknowledged, and illegitimate children.
  • The member’s children who 21 years old and above but cannot self-support due to mental or physical disability
  • Parents of the member who are 60 years old and above
  • Parents of any age with permanent disabilities

It is important to note that the specific qualifications and requirements for dependents may vary depending on the membership category and the nature of the coverage.