Finally, the SSS has decided to give to the first SSS ID users their unified ID system multi purpose ID. This card can be used in transactions and inquiries with 4 government agency services such as SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig and GSIS.
According to reports in Manila Bulletin, “the first batch of 5,000 single identification (ID) cards that will help holders facilitate transactions among four government agencies included in the unified system will be released by mail within this month.” (photo credits above to mb.com.ph/)
The Unified Multipurpose Identification System (UMID) according to Social Security Systems (SSS) president and CEO Emilio de Quiroz Jr. will help prevent and at the same time protect the members and their accounts in the four concerned government agencies from fraud and abuse from scammers.
Aside from the SSS, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig) are part of the unified system.