DepED NEU picks MAXICARE as HMO Partner
The country’s biggest registered union of government employees has chosen Maxicare Healthcare Corporation as the health insurance provider for its thousands of members and co-workers nationwide.
Department of Education National Employees Union (DEPED-NEU) National President lawyer Domingo Alidon (left in photo) said Maxicare was chosen based on its “exceptional” credentials in HMO expertise, experience and nationwide coverage aside from the best premium rates among the country’s four leading health insurance providers.
Shown in photo with Alidon after the Maxicare confirmation meeting (left to right) are Maxicare executives led by Asst Vice-President Rodelee Uy, Sales Manager for New Business Direct Fiona Marie Lava and Account Officer Lerry Dedicatoria.
Alidon said Maxicare will automatically provide the health insurance coverage for all participants of DEPED-NEU’s member-and-employee-housing program for both low-cost and economic housing categories. DEPED-NEU had earlier partnered with Ayala Land Inc. and R-2 Builders for its housing program.
Under DEPED-NEU’s nationwide housing program, both health insurance and life insurance coverages are provided free to all participants as part of the mortgage takeout arrangements with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
“The GSIS arrangements result in cost-savings for our members and co-workers since the premium payments for both health and life insurance coverages are tucked into the discounted purchase price for all types of housing units which are payable only from P3,500 to P8,000 per month over a maximum period of 30 years,” Alidon explained.
He added that DEPED-NEU’s member-benefit programs are designed not only to improve the quality of life of DepED employees but, more important, to give back the dignity of the profession to both teaching and non-teaching employees of DepED in order to motivate them to improve their work and attain quality basic education services for the Filipino people. #