PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES—in a recent ceremony held at the Heritage Hotel, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recognized I-Remit as one of the Best Collecting Partners for fully automated scheme for Individually Paying Members category. “It is a testimony to our commitment of service first to the global Pinoy, and second, to the government in reaching out to overseas Filipinos,” says Harris Jacildo, I-Remit President and COO. PhilHealth initially formed the partnership with I-Remit—the Philippines’ largest, non-bank and fully Filipino-owned remittance company—back in 2003, to pioneer an overseas collection program for PhilHealth’s OFW members. As a remittance service provider, I-Remit enables over 12 million OFWs to channel their premiums to Philhealth, guaranteeing that their families back home would be provided health care protection whenever they need it. Initially serving OFWs in Hong Kong, I-Remit has greatly expanded its operations—channeling Philhealth payments from Filipinos abroad in 26 countries with the recent addition of offices in Japan. Aside from PhilHealth premiums, I-Remit also processes contributions for Pag-IBIG and SSS. In addition to government agencies, the company also facilitates transactions for real estate payments and insurance premiums. The company continues to innovate ways in which Filipinos would be able to fulfill their financial obligations. I-Remit Direct Online (iDOL) aims to improve ease of access by facilitating transactions through an internet-based platform. The program is to be initially launched in Canada, where over 400,000 Filipinos currently make up the 3rd largest ethnic minority in the country. That figure is expected to double in 20 years, experts say. “Be it cash remittances or bills payment, I-Remit is committed to provide excellent, innovative and fast remittance services to our OFWs abroad, and their families here in the Philippines,” says Jacildo, encouraging global Filipinos to avail of PhilHealth to protect the welfare of their family members. “With our modern facilities and network of offices throughout the world, we are dedicated to supporting the government’s efforts to promote wellness to every Filipino,“ he ends.
PhilHealth lauds I-Remit as one of its Top Collections Partner