Why Having A Healthcare Plan Is Important For Self-Employed And Freelancers

Updated: Sep 7

Searching for personal health insurance? You shouldn't have to spend a lot of money on healthcare, especially whether you're self-employed, freelancing, or running a small business.



Checkups and emergency consultations can be quite expensive in the Philippines, even if you have a health insurance plan or HMO. The majority of employed Filipinos with full-time jobs receive their health insurance coverage through their employers. However, if you are self-employed, a freelancer, a consultant, or a small business owner, you may worry about how to protect yourself in uncertain times, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic.


So where do you seek medical advice? Do you Google your symptoms? Consulting with “Doctor Google” for health advice might be an easy and convenient approach, and yes, there may be a lot of available health information, but not all of them are trustworthy or accurate. If you are concerned enough to be googling your symptoms online, then it’s time to see a doctor for a professional opinion.


Self-employed Filipinos, freelancers, or SMEs should also feel comfortable and be able to save money and time on their healthcare, just like corporate employees who receive benefits. If you are unsure of where to begin when purchasing individual health insurance, allow us to help you.



Protecting Your Health


Doctor Anywhere offers the DA Health Plan—an annual prepaid plan that includes unlimited video consultations with locally licensed doctors ranging from General Practitioners (GP), Mental Health Experts, and Specialists like ENT Specialists, Pediatricians, Cardiologists, Orthopedists, Dermatologists, Pulmonologists, Endocrinologists, Ophthalmologists, Gastroenterologists, and OB-GYNs. We also assure you that all of your e-medical documents, including prescriptions, referrals and medical certificates, are safe, secured, and accessible within the app.


Get the healthcare that you need for as low as ₱83 per month! Choose a plan that's suitable for your needs and budget:


1. DA Core ₱999


The DA Core Plan is eligible for all ages and comes with unlimited video consultations with General Practitioners. You can purchase an e-voucher for this plan at our Lazada flagship store.



2. DA Core+ ₱1,199


The DA Core+ Plan is eligible for ages 18 to 64 years old. It offers unlimited video consultations with General Practitioners and 50k life insurance coverage by Sun Life. You can purchase the DA Core+ plan here.


3. DA Boost ₱3,499


The DA Boost Plan is eligible for ages 0 to 64 years old. It has unlimited video consultations with General Practitioners and Specialists, and an exclusive consultation rate of ₱1,399/session with a Mental Health Expert. Additionally, there is a 100k life insurance coverage provided by Maxicare and Sun Life, as well as one-time use of ER Coverage of up to 15k in any hospitals covered by Maxicare. You can purchase the DA Boost plan here.


4. DA Ultra ₱7,949


Similar to DA Boost, ages 0 to 64 are eligible for the DA Ultra plan. It offers unlimited video consultations with General Practitioners and Specialists, and an exclusive consultation rate of ₱1,399/session with a Mental Health Expert. There is also a one-time comprehensive physical examination in a partner clinic. Tests include urinalysis, complete blood count, random blood sugar, cholesterol, and chest x-ray. Additionally, there is a 150k life insurance coverage provided by Maxicare and Sun Life, as well as one-time use of ER and ER leading to confinement coverage of up to 50k in any hospitals covered by Maxicare. You can purchase the DA Ultra plan here.



Referrals And Perks!


If you purchase a DA Boost or Ultra Health Plan for yourself and recommend one to friends and family, you will also have the chance to earn incentives!


Receive a ₱500 incentive if you recommend someone to purchase DA Ultra, or get ₱300 if they purchase DA Boost. On top of that, you may also receive an additional ₱5,000 for every 10 referrals made in a calendar month, whether they purchased DA Ultra, DA Boost, or even both! You will also conveniently receive the incentives online via GCash.


All DA Health Plan members will also enjoy exclusive discounts and privileges from DA partner merchants from your favorite health and fitness brands including Ideal Vision Center, Gold’s Gym, and Mayani. Check out this list of perks:





Simply present your DA digital membership card in-store to avail the following:

  • 20% discount on regular-priced frames and sunglasses

  • 10% discount on regular-priced finished lenses

  • Additional 10% discount on sale items (except those items which are already marked down and on a package price set)

  • Free examination and consultation

  • Free services such as eyeglass repair (change of screws nose pads), contact lens cleaning, eyeglass cleaning, and eyeglass soldering






Fill out the form to register and avail of ₱1,500 for one (1) month of unlimited use of its facilities and services at any Gold’s Gym locations EXCEPT San Lorenzo Place Makati and Baseline Cebu:

  • Unlimited access to all (GGX) Gold’s Group Exercise classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Piloxing, PopHits, Street Dance, and others. The discounted membership fee EXCLUDES specialty classes, personal training, sports coaching, and boxing.

  • 3 free supervised exercise sessions per 6 months of membership

  • Unlimited use of the sauna

  • Free use of lockers (members must bring their own padlock)

*Subsidized membership cannot be frozen, transferred or sold, freezing fees may apply






Get a 12% discount with a minimum purchase of ₱1,500.00 (valid for multiple use). Redeem the promo code here and enjoy shopping at mayani.ph.



To know more about the DA Health plan, visit dranywhr.ph/DAHealthPlans.



Download The DA App


Oh, and don’t worry, we understand how hectic your work schedule could be. Conveniently see a licensed doctor from the comfort of your home, anytime just from your phone! Doctor Anywhere Philippines makes it easy to schedule online video consultations with locally licensed doctors on the app. Download the DA app for free at the Google Play Store and App Store.


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