What is EPRS PhilHealth, and how to set it up to simplify your PhilHealth payments for more timely and accurate compliance?
Electronic Premium Remittance System (EPRS) for PhilHealth
The Electronic Premium Remittance System or EPRS, is a web application that allows employers to manage members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or Philhealth. This system helps employers monitor and manage payments for their employees who are members of Philhealth. With this online platform, it is now easier to check statuses, post payments, and monitor transactions.
EPRS is part of Philhealth’s efforts to make the remittance process a hassle-free experience. It makes use of an automated technology solution that allows these transactions online. Furthermore, this is also an effort to promote the efficient delivery of government services and expedite government department transactions.
- List of Government-Mandated Benefits for Employees in the Philippines
- How to Request a PhilHealth Certificate of Contribution
How to set up your EPRS?
Registering for an account
Access to EPRS requires the employer or their representative to have an account. To register for an account, the employer or their authorized representative must proceed to a Philhealth office.
Employers can register by visiting the Philhealth Online Portal. On the website, click the link for ePOAF under Electronic Premium Remittance System. This link will direct you to a form that needs to be filled out. Once accomplished, you will receive an email at the address provided in the form. The email will then give instructions for the next steps of registration.
Logging into your account
The login page of EPRS needs two vital pieces of information to allow access:
- PEN or Philhealth Employer Number
Managing an employer profile
Upon access to EPRS, it will open into a page displaying the employer’s profile, which is set as the homepage. Several actions allow the employer or their representative to manage their own profile.
Viewing employer profile
The employer’s profile displays pertinent information relating to the employer. This includes the name, employer’s PEN, employer type and subtype, business name, and TIN.
However, the employer’s profile does not allow any changes to the information displayed. Furthermore, should the employer wish to change any of the information in their profile, they may request in a Philhealth branch.
Should the employer or their representative wish to change the password of the account, they may do so by clicking on the User Settings or Gear button found in the upper right corner. It allows the user to change the password of the account, which has a parameter of a maximum of 12 characters with no special characters used.
The EPRS allows employers to perform actions that will help them manage their employees and conduct their transactions online. To perform the actions needed to manage the employees, the user must proceed to the tab labeled “Employees Management”.
Viewing the list of employees and their profiles
Upon clicking on the Employees Management tab, the list of employees will be displayed. In order to view the complete profile of the employee, the view icon found on the right side of the employee’s name should be clicked. This will display relevant information about the employee, like full name, PIN or Philhealth Identification Number, employee number, employment date, mobile number, and TIN.
Adding new employees
Adding new employees under the employer’s account is also possible through EPRS. However, it is only possible if the employee already has an account with PhilHealth Electronic Registration System or PERS. When adding, you should fill in the employee’s birthdate and PIN. If found, you will see the employee’s information on display. The addition will be completed once the user accepts the employee.
Online automation allowed for hassle-free registration of members. If the employee that the user wishes to add does not have an existing account with PERS, the user can register the employee online through the member’s portal by providing the necessary information.
Editing employee profiles
To edit the employee’s information, the user should click on the pencil icon found to the right of the employee’s name. The user must fill out the fields of the form they wish to make changes to.
Monitoring remittance status
The Employees Remittance Status tab in the EPRS displays the list of employees and their remittance status as active, no earnings, or separated. This tab offers filters that promote efficient delivery of results matching the keywords used.
The digital payment system used by EPRS utilizes online payment channels to accommodate remittances posted by employers. Government departments and private enterprises, even micro and small businesses, benefit from this digital payment system that helps expedite transactions and provides a hassle-free experience, adding satisfaction to users.
The partnership between Philhealth and MyEG Philippines allows more online payment channels, which gives micro and small businesses more online payment options. Philhealth and MyEG Philippines enable small business owners to make their online payments through more online payment channels, like GCash, Maya, and credit or debit cards.
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The Transaction Monitoring tab displays the history of transactions on a monthly basis. It also shows the total number of transactions and the number of records, along with the details of each transaction made through online payment options.
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