We usually pay our Employer remittance via Collecting Agent – the CIS Bayad Center option, but this time our payment form was declined, and was told that I needed to get a certificate of exemption. I was instructed to get one from the Philhealth office. I cannot understand what she meant by this, as I asked further questions as to why and for what reason, the cashier can’t explain clearly.
So, I visited Philhealth website and learned that all employers are now required to enroll their EPRS accounts at any accredited agents interlinked with EPRS to be able to remit premium online. And what I needed to do first is to download an updated EPRS certificate for this new mandate.
Under Philhealth Circular No. 2020-0008, All employers in the Government and Private Sector are required to Pay Premium Contributions through the Online Payment facility of the Electronic Premium Remittance System (EPRS).
Thus, I chose to pay online thru BPI Bizlink option.
1. Download the prerequisite EPRS Certificates at the Philhealth portal.
Under Contribution, click Login and a pop-up message will appear, then click the “download the EPRS certificates” link.
Once downloaded, double click the EPRS Online Certificate.pfx file and follow the steps indicated on the certificate import wizard. Open client_password.txt file when asked for the password for the private key.
Under Payment Management and Payment Posting, select Online Payment and choose BPI Bizlink.
3. Lastly, use the Maker and Authorizer account on your BPI Bizlink.
You will be redirected to BPI Bizlink and login your Maker account. After that, login to your Authorizer account to approve the transaction. It will debit the payment once processed and you will receive a notification email when the payment is successful.
And that’s it! at long last, hassle-free payment na without transaction fee! 😁