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IHC Employee Wellness Day: “A healthier you for good”

by Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care (IHC) kicks off its employee wellness fair with a theme, “A healthier you for good” held last July 27, 2018 at the IHC Head Office in Makati City.

The event was organized in line with the company’s promise in empowering every Filipino on healthy living and disease management so that he can live a healthier and happier life.

With this, the committees composed of Human Resources Department, Medical Department and Marketing and Sales Support team lined up several activities such as series of infographic materials that are helpful tips to IHC employees with topics about 10 Foods that Reduce Stress; 9 Ways to Manage Stress; 10 Ways to Exercise at the Office and 18 Ways to be more Positive at Work. For having a healthier and happier team, results to a more productive workforce.

In addition, IHC invited guest speakers, its very own Assistant Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Arturo Libao who highlighted the “MEE slogan” – Managing Stress, Engaging in Physical Activity, Eating healthy. Another is IHC’s lifestyle partner, Herbal Life International Wellness Coach Ms. Disnee Dioso who emphasized the importance of nutrition and tips on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

IHC President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Ma. Noemi G. Azura gave a short closing remarks and the activity ended with a healthy and nutritious lunch meal for everyone.

This initiative desires IHC employees’ wellbeing to be more active and efficient as they carry out their daily challenges with ease. Truly Kalingang Insular Health Care!

SIFI Renews HMO Contract with Insular Health Care

Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI) has renewed its health care agreement with Insular Health Care, Inc. for the health care coverage of its 2,085 sugar workers and their dependents from its member organizations in the Philippines. The contract signing ceremony was held at the SIFI Headquarters in Silay City, Negros Occidental last July 23, 2018. The event was attended by signatories of both companies, SIFI President Ms. Edith Villanueva , Insular Health Care President & CEO, Ms. Noemi Azura and was witnessed by Insular Health Care Chairman of the Board Ms. Nina Aguas. The health care program covers annual physical examination, out-patient, in-patient benefits, emergency care and dental services which can be availed, through cashless transaction, in Insular Health Care’s network of over 1,000 accredited hospitals and clinics nationwide.

SIFI is a non-profit organization based in Negros Occidental and was established in 1971 by a tripartite group composed of sugar planters, millers and laborers. It is a professionally run, apolitical, progressive social development umbrella foundation capable of initiating, developing, promoting and funding projects for sugar workers of member organizations, their families and the communities they are part of.

Insular Health Care is a pioneering Health Maintenance Organization with over 25 years of experience and expertise in managed care. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Insular Life Assurance Corp., the first and largest Filipino mutual life insurance company with the longest unbroken service record in Philippine history having been in the life insurance business for over 107 years.

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation selects Insular Health Care for outpatient services

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) recently partnered with Insular Health Care, Inc. for outpatient health care coverage of its over 2,000 employees from 121 branches all over the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The out-patient services covers medical consultations, necessary laboratory examinations and diagnostic procedures, and annual physical examination through Insular Health Care’s network of over 1,000 accredited hospitals and clinics nationwide.
This out-patient services is in addition to the life, hospitalization, and retirement coverage of NWTF employees provided by Insular Health Care’s parent company, Insular Life, for 16 years now. Through Insular Life’s Group Hospitalization Plan, employees and their dependents are covered by in-patient hospitalization benefits. The Comprehensive Group Plan, meanwhile, provides both life insurance with total and permanent disability riders, and retirement benefits to permanent employees of the foundation. NWTF was founded in 1984 as a non-government organization that aims to help women, particularly in Negros Occidental’s low income and depressed urban and rural communities, achieve self-sufficiency and self-reliance through Grameen based micro-financing and developmental services. Projects such as “Dungganon” and “Kasanag” have provided these marginalized women with training and loan facility to start and maintain their own small business ventures.
Insular Health Care, Inc. is a pioneering Health Maintenance Organization with over 26 years of experience and expertise in administering both standard, customized and hybrid managed care programs for individuals and corporate members. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd.. Insular Life is the first and largest, and most enduring Filipino life insurance company with a service record of over 107 years. To date, Insular Life is recognized as a financial institution providing a wide range of high-value insurance and financial products in the Philippine market. Insular Life’s total consolidated asset as of the end of 2017 is Php 140 Billion.

This partnership affirms a common vision of promoting a secured future and health wellness to the every Filipino by way of customer focused, responsive, quality health and life protection programs.

This also dovetails with Insular Life’s advocacy to help women to become self-reliant and financially independent. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, the leading Filipino insurer is creating a program dubbed “Empowering the Filipino Sheroes” to reach out to the entire women segment of the population — the career women, the professionals, the entrepreneurs, and most especially the women who are looking for financial solutions to expand their businesses or those who seek life protection, but currently have no access to financial instruments and life insurance.

IHC joins the 2018 Korean Product Festival

By Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care (IHC) joined this year’s Korean Product Festival, a local annual event showcasing Korea’s culture. It was held last July 13-15, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
The 3-day activity was organized by the Overseas Korean Traders Association (OKTA) composed of different Korean companies engaged in electronics, food, finance, construction, health and beauty products.
As one of the event’s sponsors, Insular Health Care showcased its products for the retail and corporate market and promoted health and wellness as part of its brand awareness activity. Over 100 participants visited the Insular Health Care booth and lucky visitors received corporate premium items and exciting giveaways.

IHC holds Onsite APE and Wellness Fair for DOST-ASTI Employees

by Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care (IHC) held a one-day onsite Annual Physical Examination (APE) and wellness fair to DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) employees last June 08, 2018 at the DOST-ASTI Head Office in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

More than 200 workers of DOST-ASTI had their routine medical examination as part of their comprehensive HMO program with IHC.

In line with its health and wellness campaign, Insular Health Care brought in its lifestyle partners such as Erase Solutions Philippines, Mary Kay, Inc., Trianon International, Inc., George Optical, Inc., Herbal Life and Human Heart Nature. They provided value added experience thru promotions of their products and services. Most of the employees availed of the free services offered such eye check-up, facial, massage, vitamins and energy drink.

Truly a fun-filled health and wellness event. Cheers to a stronger and healthier partnership with DOST-ASTI today and beyond!

IHCI’s Let’s Rock and Bowl Event

by Ice Salvador

“Let’s Rock and Bowl!” The Insular Health Care employees bowling tournament kicked-off last May 25, 2018 at the Superbowl, Makati Cinema Square, Makati City.

Four (4) hyper teams eagerly competed with each other. In the end, the Small and Terrible (Team 4) was declared winner.

Other highlights of the event were exciting games such as “Cash-ya! Kaya!” and “Minute to Win It” where the non-bowling players got a chance to play and win cash prize. Adding to the fun was the raffle draws that excited the IHCI employees.

Everyone had fun and had a good time. Others took non-stop photos (“selfies” and “groufies”) to commemorate the event.

IHC President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Maria Noemi G. Azura graced the event and also participated in the bowling competition.

The night ended with a sumptuous buffet dinner and enjoyed by everyone. This summer activity was hosted by Operations and Technology Head, Mr. Rogie Niño and made possible by the organizing committee, aimed to foster camaraderie and positivity among IHCI officers and staff and provide respite from the hustle and bustle of daily grind.

Cheers to a stronger bond with IHC family now and beyond!

IHC Conducts Onsite APE and Wellness Fair for DMCI Homes

by Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care (IHC) conducted a 5-day onsite Annual Physical Examination (APE) and Wellness Fair for the employees of DMCI Homes last May 21-25, 2018 at its head office in Makati City.

Over 800 employees had their routine medical examination as part of their comprehensive HMO coverage with IHC.

In line with its health and wellness campaign, IHC brought in some of its lifestyle partners such as Herbal Life, Mary Kay, Inc., Erase Solutions, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Center (Phils.) Corporation and Human Heart Nature. They provided value added experiences thru promotions of their products and services.

Indeed, a fun-filled health and wellness event. Cheers to a healthier and stronger partnership with DMCI Homes.

2018 Sales Excellence Awards

by Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care (IHC) once again recognized and rewarded its best and brightest sales achievers for their outstanding performance for the year 2017. The IHC Sales Excellence Awards was held last March 20, 2018 at Holiday Inn Suites and Hotel, Makati.
The Awardees of the night were:
IHC Sales & Marketing Operations
“Quota Buster Awards” – For achieving their respective annual sales targets in 2017
1. Marcelino R. Abenoja III – Agency Sales Representative
2. Joanna Rose P. Estrella – Account Executive
3. Cindy S. Gutierrez – Account Executive
4. Alma May O. del Socorro – Agency Sales Representative
5. Rudolf L. Capati – Manager (Account Management)

“Grand Slam Award” – For achieving all her quarterly sales targets in 2017
Cindy S. Gutierrez

“Top Sales Excellence Awards” – For being the Top Performers of their ranks in 2017
1. Alma May O. del Socorro – Sales Officer of the Year (New Business)
2. Cindy S. Gutierrez – Sales Officer of the Year (Renewal Business)
3. Rudolf L. Capati – Sales Manager of the Year (RB)

IHC Intermediary Category
“Top Sales Excellence Awards”
1. Christian Bernard S. Sipin – Rookie Agent of the Year / Sales Agent of the Year
2. Zenaida G. Asilo – Product Champion of the Year (Individual)
3. Jonalyn Galang – Product Champion of the Year (InHealth Biz)
4. Ma. Lourdes S. Dayrit – Unit Sales Manager of the Year
5. Ma. Susan S. Galman – Group Sales Manager of the Year
6. First Gliders Option Phils., Inc. – Top Broker of the Year
7. Remedios V. Perez – Renewal Producer of the Year (Agency Accounts)
8. First Union Insurance & Financial Agency (FUIFA) – Renewal Producer of the Year (Broker Accounts)
“Lakbayan: Singapore” is the company’s 2017 Trip Incentive Promo. The qualifiers namely; Benjamin Baltazar, Christian Bernard S. Sipin, Ma. Lourdes S. Dayrit, and Elias Gudia enjoyed the 3D2N all-expense paid tour package to the Asia’s Lion City last March 21 to 23, 2018.
Insular Health Care President & COO, Mr. Roberto Z. Arroyo praised all awardees for excellent sales performance in 2017 and challenged everyone to achieve bigger in 2018.
Congratulations to all the Awardees and Cheers Sales Excellence in 2018 and beyond!

2018 IHC Agency Sales Kick Off

by Ice Salvador

As the New Year unfolds, new challenges and new opportunities also arise. With this, Insular Health Care held its Agency Sales Kick Off last January 26, 2018 at Insular Health Care Building in Makati City.

Mr. Welhelm Teodoro Castroverde, Head of Agency and Brokers Sales welcomed the participants and gave his wisdom on dealing with life changes and challenges. Mr. Pedie Antonio, Head of Marketing and Sales Support presented the updates, initiatives and programs for 2018. He also launched the 2018 sales incentive programs. These are the “Lifestyle Rewards Showcase” quarterly sales drive and “Lakbayan: Hongkong & Macau” trip incentive. These sales incentive programs are intended to excite the sales agents towards achieving their goals for the year.

Mr. Bobby Arroyo, President and COO graced the activity and thanked everyone for their sales contribution in 2017. He presented the historical sales growth of the company over the years. He also reminded everyone to continue growing and expanding and concluded by appealing for everyone’s continued support and bigger achievements in 2018.

Motivational Speaker and Success Coach, Randy Esguerra gave motivating and life changing perspectives to the sales force. He gave helpful tips in selling by using the new definition of ABCs (Attunement, Buoyancy and Clarity). He stated that agents should not use the old ABCs (Always Be Closing) as a strategy but rather strive harder to identify what their customers want and need with the products and services that they can offer. Coach Randy also mentioned that sales people must excel in customer-care and after-sales service using technology, the same way that customers quickly adapt to constant changes in the world today.

Adding fun in the activity, emcees Thirdy Abenoja and Maricel Botin raffled off minor and major gift items. Pleasant refreshments capped the afternoon sales activities and enjoyed by all participants. Cheers to Sales Excellence in 2018.

IHC Christmas for All Seasons!

IHC Christmas for All Seasons!
by Ice Salvador

Insular Health Care, Inc. (IHC) celebrated its Christmas Party last December 15, 2017 at Insular Health Care head office in Makati City with a theme, “Christmas for All Seasons”.

Before the program starts off, some went to the photo booth and took selfies/groupies while the others busied their selves eating pop corns.

As the program begins, IHC Senior Manager and Actuary Head, Irene Sicadsicad led the opening prayer followed by the short Christmas message of IHC President and COO, Bobby Arroyo.

The night was filled with excitement and colorful get-up wherein master of ceremonies, Rudolf Capati (from Sales and Marketing) and Jinky Lanuza (from Medical Operations) took turns in complementing everyone for the cooperation and support since each Division came in based on their chosen costume.

The Administrative Operations (composed of Members Relations, Accounting, Treasury and General Services Department) showcased the Walt Disney’s animated movie “101 Dalmatian”. The Sales and Marketing catwalk with their glitz and glam attires looking like real fashionistas. The Office of the President and Technical Operations known as OP/Tech, (composed of Actuarial, Human Resources, Management Information System and Legal Department) giddy up with their western cowboy look. While Medical Operations (composed of Servicing, Underwriting, Claims and Clinic Department) presented a summer vibe which made the audience groove along the feel-good Hawaiian tune and later announced as the winner for the group theme.

As the tradition goes, special number of the IHC’s newly hired employees that were categorized into three groups were one of the highlights of the night. The crowd cheerfully supported each team and enjoyed their performances. Given the limited time, they were able to entertain everyone. Group 3 is the announced winner composed of OP/Tech team.

Fun games such as “Guess that Song” and “Cash-Sya,” were enjoyed by all highlighting with exciting prizes. Raffle draws and exchange gifts made everyone happy with the cash and gift items they received.

Alexander Erese, Jr. (OP/Tech), dressed as a country cowboy and Angelita Corpuz (Admin Op), dressed as Cruella de Vil (from the 1961 film 101 Dalmatians) won as Stars of the Night. Special mention to Dr. Eleanor Tañada, IHC Vice President and Chief Medical Director who graced the event.

The celebration ended with a sumptuous buffet for everyone leaving another moment to remember!

Insular Health Care wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy Christmas!