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    Republic Act No. 6942
AN ACT INCREASING THE INSURANCE BENEFITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6942


AN ACT INCREASING THE INSURANCE BENEFITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.


Section 1. Coverage of the Act. — Every punong barangay, sangguniang barangay member, chairman of the kabataang barangay, barangay secretary and barangay treasurer, and every member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod, and sangguniang bayan, duly elected or appointed, and duly qualified, who does not receive a fixed salary during his incumbency, shall be automatically covered by this Act: Provided, That the moment said official receives a fixed salary whether in the same capacity or by virtue of a permanent appointment in any other government office, or by election to another public office, his coverage under this Act shall automatically cease and shall then be covered under the appropriate law. Any of the abovementioned local officials who shall automatically lose coverage or cease to be covered by this Act by virtue of termination or resignation from office for any lawful cause shall have the option to continue the coverage by paying the required premiums thereon.
 
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Sec. 2. Death and Burial Benefits. — In the event of death of an insured official during this incumbency, the beneficiaries of a punong barangay or a member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod or sangguniang bayan shall be entitled to Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) while the beneficiaries of a member of sangguniang barangay, barangay secretary, barangay treasurer or chairman of the kabataang barangay, shall be entitled to Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00). In addition to the death benefits herein provided, a burial benefit of Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) shall be paid to the beneficiaries within twenty-four (24) hours after written notice and satisfactory proof of death.

Should a barangay chairman be assassinated or killed while in the performance of his duties or on the occasion thereof, his beneficiaries shall be entitled to double the amounts of indemnity provided above. chan robles virtual law library

Sec.  3. Total and Permanent Incapacity or Disability. — In the event of total and permanent incapacity or disability as determined by the Government Service Insurance System, hereinafter referred to as the System, a punong barangay or a member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod or sangguniang bayan shall be entitled to Twelve thousand pesos (P12,000.00) while a member of the sangguniang barangay, barangay secretary, barangay treasurer or chairman of the kabataang barangay shall be entitle to Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00): Provided, That the disability occurred during his incumbency whether work-connected or not. In addition to the disability benefits herein provided, a burial benefit of Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) shall be paid to his beneficiaries in the event that death occurs within two (2) years from the onset of total and permanent incapacity or disability.cralaw 

Anyone availing of the benefits under this section cannot benefit from Sections Two, Four and Five hereof.cralaw 

Sec.  4. Injuries Resulting from Accidents. — For injuries resulting from an accident occurring during his incumbency, whether work-connected or not, a punong barangay or a member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod, or sangguniang bayan shall be entitled to the following benefits which in no case shall exceed the maximum benefit of Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) per covered year; 

(a) For an injury to the brain resulting in the loss of sanity, Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00); 
(b) For permanent loss of sight in both eyes, Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00); chan robles virtual law library

(c) For permanent loss of sense of hearing in both ears, Eight thousand pesos (P8,000.00); 

(d) For permanent loss of sight in one eye, Four thousand five hundred pesos (P4,500.00); 

(e) For permanent loss of sense of smell and sense of taste, and of hearing in one ear, Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00); 

(f) For the loss or destruction of two or more limbs, Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00); 

(g) For the loss of one limb, Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00); chan robles virtual law library

(h) For the loss or destruction of both hands at or above the wrists, Eight thousand pesos (P8,000.00); 

(i) For the loss or destruction of both feet at or above the ankles, Eight thousand pesos (P8,000.00); 

(j) For the loss or destruction of one hand at or above the wrist, Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00); 

(k) For the loss or destruction of one foot at or above the ankle, Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00); 

(l) For the loss or destruction of every thumb or great toe, One thousand pesos (P1,000.00); 

(m) For the loss or destruction of every finger or toe, Five hundred pesos (P500.00); 

(n) For any other injury requiring hospitalization of at least forty (40) days, Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00), and in cases where the hospitalization is less than forty (40) days, at such amount not exceeding One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) as determined by the System and prescribed in its rules and regulations issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act; and 

(o) For any other injury not requiring hospitalization but requiring medical attention for at least fifteen (15) days, One thousand pesos (P1,000.00), and in cases where the medical attention extended is less than fifteen (15) days, at such amount not exceeding Five hundred pesos (P500.00) as determined by the System in its rules and regulations issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act. 


Sec.  5. Injuries Resulting from Accident of other Barangay Officials. — For injuries resulting from an accident occurring during his incumbency, whether work-connected or not, a member of the sangguniang barangay, barangay secretary, barangay treasurer or chairman of the kabataang barangay shall be entitled to the following benefits which in no case shall exceed the maximum benefit of Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) per covered year:

(a) For an injury to the brain resulting in the loss of sanity, Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00); 
(b) For permanent loss of sight in both eyes, Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00); chan robles virtual law library

(c) For permanent loss of sense of hearing in both ears, Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00); 

(d) For permanent loss of sight in one eye, Three thousand pesos (P3,000.00); 

(e) For permanent loss of sense of hearing in one ear, Two thousand two hundred fifty pesos (P2,250.00); 

(f) For the loss or destruction of two or more limbs, Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00); 

(g) For the loss of one limb, Two thousand five hundred pesos (P2,500.00); 

(h) For the loss or destruction of both hands at or above the wrists, Four thousand five hundred pesos (P4,500.00); 

(i) For the loss or destruction of both feet at or above the ankles, Four thousand five hundred pesos (P4,500.00); 

(j) For the loss or destruction of one hand at or above the wrist, Two thousand two hundred fifty pesos (P2,250.00); 

(k) For the loss or destruction of one foot at or above the ankle, Two thousand two hundred fifty pesos (P2,250.00); 

(l) For the loss or destruction of every thumb or great toe, One thousand pesos (P1,000.00); 

(m) For the loss or destruction of every finger or toe, Five hundred pesos (P500.00); 

(n) For any other injury requiring hospitalization of at least forty (40) days, Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00), and in cases where the hospitalization is less than forty (40) days, at such amount not exceeding One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) as determined by the System and prescribed in its rules and regulations issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act; and 

(o) For any other injury not requiring hospitalization but requiring medical attention for at least seven (7) days, Six hundred pesos (P600.00). chan robles virtual law library


Sec.  6. Responsibility for Payment of Premiums. — For all the insurance benefits provided in the preceding sections, the national government of the Republic of the Philippines shall appropriate annually and include in the General Appropriations Act the total annual premiums based on the actual number of local officials covered under Section One hereof and as certified by the Department of Local Government. The annual premiums, unless later on adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this section, shall be Two hundred forty-seven pesos (P247.00) for every punong barangay and member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod, or sangguniang bayan, and Sixty-two pesos (P62.00) for every member of the sangguniang barangay, barangay secretary, barangay treasurer and chairman of the kabataang barangay. The entire appropriation for the payments of the foregoing total annual premiums shall be released to the Government Service Insurance System during the first month of every calendar year. The System shall conduct periodic actuarial studies to determine the adequacy of the contribution as provided herein. Based on such studies, the premiums may be adjusted and the total annual premiums based on the adjusted premium rates as certified by the System shall likewise be provided for in the General Appropriations Act for every applicable year thereafter.chanrobles virtual law library 

Sec.  7. Disqualification from Benefits. — No benefit shall be given to an insured official or his beneficiaries when the injury, sickness, disability or death was occasioned or caused by any of the following:chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

(a) His habitual drunkenness or intoxication; 
(b) His willful intention to injure or kill himself or another; 

(c) His notorious negligence; or 

(d) His unauthorized absence or abandonment of office for three (3) consecutive months.


Sec.  8. Processing of Claims. — All claims for payment pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall, with the assistance of the local government officer concerned, be processed and settled within thirty (30) days at the nearest Government Service Insurance System branch from submission of all the required documents to the System.chanrobles virtual law library 

Sec.  9. Rules and Regulations. — Within one (1) month after the effectivity of this act, the System, jointly with the Department of Local Government, shall prescribe and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the proper implementation of this Act.chanrobles virtual law library 

Sec.  10. Repealing Clause. — Any and all acts, decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations, or part or parts thereof, inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.chan robles virtual law library

Sec.  11. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect upon its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. 
 

 

Approved: April 4, 1990


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