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.