Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet recently announced that the pension fund will provide insurance coverage to 6,600 Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) personnel including permanent and contractual employees and postmen nationwide.
“Ang insurance policy na ibibigay ng GSIS sa Philpost personnel ay may kasamang accidental death o dismemberment, medical reimbursement, at burial assistance. Isang malaking kaginhawahan sa panig ng manggagawa ang pakikipagtulungan ng Philpost sa GSIS upang mabigyan sila ng insurance lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya. Mapapanatag ang kalooban nila dahil may tutulong na sa kanilang pamilya kung sakaling may mangyari sa kanila,” Macasaet said.
“COVID-19 has put the world at a standstill, running for more than a year now. Ngunit Sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na dumarating, patuloy po ang aming paglilingkod at paghahatid ng serbisyo nang may malasakit. Nandyan din po ang magigiting na kartero at kawani ng Post Office handang tumugon,” PhilPost Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Norman Fulgencio said.
PhilPost has allotted a budget of Php616,000 for the insurance coverage. It is the second agency that partnered with GSIS to insure their personnel. Last June 14, the Manila City Government approved a Php7.5 million insurance coverage to around 45,000 barangay officials, including tanods and chairpersons of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, GSIS launched the Bayanihan Fund for Frontliners. Under the program, the family of public frontliners who would succumb to COVID-19 are entitled to an additional Php500,000 in insurance benefits over and above their life insurance benefits as GSIS members.