HomeADDU-SAS Graduate School Research Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2010)

Factors Affecting Enrollment to Philhealth of Low-Income Households in Region 12

Sheila M. Bayquin

Discipline: Health



This study explains the factors affecting enrollment to

the PHIC individually paying program by households

belonging to the three lowest wealth quintel (WIQ)

in Region 11 from 1998-2003. It utilizes the 2003 National

Demographic and Health Survey and examines significant

sociodemographic, economics, and Philhealth-related variables

as determinants of household’s enrollment to IPP. The study

recommends that the profile of eligible members must not

be discounted in formulating Philhealth’s strategic expansion

plans. Enrollees coming from the second class provinces must be

encouraged to boost total enrollment in the IPP.