President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP

Overseas Filipino workers won’t have to pay health insurance premiums for now: Duterte

  • Workers are petitioning for the payments, which comprise 3 per cent of their monthly salary, to be scrapped entirely amid the Covid-19 outbreak
  • A Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong earning the minimum wage would have to pay more than HK$1,660 annually

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the insurance premiums to be made voluntary rather than mandatory. Photo: AP
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