Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth Inc.) encourages all PNP retirees to continue their membership with them by availing the lifetime membership program. This move is very helpful for elderly retirees since majority of ailments crop up during the senior citizen years due to the human body’s decreased efficiency in fighting diseases and other age-related disorders.
Retirees that falls under the following categories are qualified for lifetime coverage as Lifetime Members:
- Old-age retirees and pensioners of the GSIS, including uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, BJMP and BFP who have reached the compulsory age of retirement before June 24, 1997, and retirees under Presidential Decree 408;
- Uniformed members of the AFP, PNP, BFP and BJMP who have reached the compulsory age of retirement on or after June 24, 1997, being the effectivity date of RA 8291 which excluded them in the compulsory membership to the GSIS