GSIS boosts network speed to improve service

Date Posted: July 31, 2014 The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is set to upgrade this August, its existing telecommunication lines and acquire additional bandwidth for its branch offices across the country, to further improve its service to members and pensioners. Under the project, GSIS will increase the telecommunication lines of remote GSIS offices to provide fast and reliable wide area network (WAN) connections and better network infrastructure support to GSIS employees in branch offices.

GSIS resumes payment of EC survivorship benefit

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) today announced that it will start paying the suspended survivorship pension of qualified Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners and dependents, after the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), resolved to lift the suspension of its payment beyond the five-year guaranteed period.

Enhanced Survivorship Benefit

GSIS removed the stringent provisions that have prevented many survivorship pensioners from enjoying pensioners from enjoying the survivorship benefit. Under the old survivorship policy, primary and secondary beneficiaries of GSIS members, except dependent children, may only be entitled to the survivorship pension if they have no gainful occupation or are not engaged in gainful business or economic activity. The previous GSIS management defined gainful employment as earning at least P7,575 equivalent to Salary Grade 1, Step 1, in the government compensation table. Those receiving other pensions, whether from GSIS or any other local of foreign institutions or organizations, were likewise...

GSIS offers restructuring for housing loan borrowers

Applicants entertained by appointment only The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will accept applications for its new housing loan restructuring program beginning August 1, 2013. Interested applicants in Metro Manila may call telephone numbers 479-3548, 479-3583 and 479-3587 to set an appointment. To contact GSIS provincial offices, call 847-4747.