Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
ABUCAY, Bataan – An official of Social Security System (SSS) reiterated Wednesday the government-owned corporation provides more benefits than private firms.
Speaking to about 70 residents of barangay Laon in Abucay town, Balanga Branch Head Joel Villafuerte said SSS provides sickness allowance and maternity allowance with continuing coverage and government guarantee that standard private insurance firms do not provide.
He furthered that members can also enjoy long-term benefits on retirement, disability and death.
SSS partnered with PIA this year in the conduct of a yearlong advocacy campaign that seeks to disseminate the various programs of SSS in the hope of attracting new members as well as encouraging inactive members to pay their contribution.
In Central Luzon, SSS and PIA conducted barangay, campus and sectoral forums as well as maximized the print, online and broadcast media.