Letter from the National Executive President to Medicare Plus, Inc.

December 19, 2017

DR. ALLAN A. ESPINA
Officer-in-Charge and COO Medicare Plus, Inc.
3/F 8 & P Bldg., 843 Arnaiz Ave.,
Makati City

Dear Dr. Espina:

This has reference to our letter dated November 29, 2017 manifesting our formal intention to continue availing the health care maintenance services of Medicareplus for PANTALAN members for the period December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.

We have exerted all efforts to convince our members to enroll in the HMO for Php.
23,000.00 but by all indications however, we could not muster the required minimum number of enrollees which is 500 even if we consider giving December 31, 2017 as the cut-off date. Our members really find it very expensive more especially at these times when most of our traditional benefits were taken out by the government.

As such, it is with deep regret to inform that PANTALAN is withdrawing from such intentions.

That being said, we would like to express our gratitude for the one-year partnership that we had and that we look forward to engaging with you such kind of relationship in the future.

We hope for your understanding and kind consideration.

Sincerely,

(Sgd.) EMILIANO M. ESPARAGUERA, JR.
National Executive President


URGENT!!!! HMO CONCERNS

TO    :     ALL PANTALAN CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
This is to inform you that the Official list of PRINCIPAL ENROLLEES under Medicare Plus,Inc. for CY 2016-2017 was sent through email, for your review/verification.
Kindly inform PANTALAN  as soon as possible of any discrepancy/lacking enrollees in the list and also  those who were not issued their Heath Card ID’s.
The deadline for  HMO Enrollment is on Monday, FEBRUARY 13, 2017.
 
Thank you.
PANTALAN National Headquarters

Medicare Plus, Inc

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Announcement

MEDICARE PLUS CONTACT PERSON:

Ms. Janice Tapas – Member Relation Assistant.

For queries and concern about availments you may text,call or email her at jttapas@medicareplus.com.ph, cellphone number 09275609275.

 

THANK YOU.

PANTALAN National Headquarters


Letter to Management re HMO for CY 2016-2017

ATTY.  JAY DANIEL R.  SANTIAGO
General Manager
Philippine Ports Authority
PPA Corporate Center Building
Bonifacio Drive, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila

Dear GM Santiago:

The  current  Health Maintenance Service (HMS) Contract  between the  Pambansang Tinig  at Lakas sa  Pantalan (PANTALAN) and  Fortune Care  shall  expire  on  November 30,  2016.  To ensure seamless provision of such HMS to all employees of the  Philippine Ports Authority,  the PANTALAN HMS Committee has commenced  the Procurement Process  of HMS for  the period December 1,  2016 to November 30, 2017.

In the initial meeting yesterday,  the Committee has  agreed to procure a  HMS Provider that can provide a  much  better  service than  the  current  HMS  which  necessarily  would  entail  higher premium.

Under  EO  203,  one  (1)  of  the  benefits that  Management may  grant  the  employees  is  the provision of a  Health Maintenance Service.  However,  we are all aware that Management is  not in  the  position  to  grant  the  same  as  the  Implementing  Rules  and  Regulations  of  the Compensation and Position Classification Structure (CPCS) is still under process.

While PANTALAN is  very much eager to provide PPA employees with the best HMS,  it is sad to inform that we are not financially capable to do.

So,  the  Committee decides to  make an  appeal  for  Management  to  grant  each  employee  the amount of Php.  20,000.00 (in the form of an interest-free loan) to defray the cost of HMS for one (1) year. In case the CPCS Guidelines be approved before November 30, 2016  and  Management would  grant  HMS  to  PPA  employees,  the  amount  so  “loaned”  be considered  as charged  to the  HMS Fund.

If this  is  not feasible under existing regulation,  we  request that  said  amount  be considered  a special  personal interest-free loan to  the  employees payable for  one  (1)  year subject  to  the guidelines that Management may issue.

Since this  is  for  the  benefit of  all  PPA employees,  we  hope that  Management  will  give  this matter the much-sought consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

(Sgd.)BERNARD C. CALLEDO
National Executive President