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SSS registration now easier via web site

Upon registration, employers can view records, submit applications and collection reports online
By Entrepreneur Staff |

The Social Security System (SSS) posted an eight percent increase in the number of registered users of the SSS web site after the agency started accepting online applications and collection reports on June 6, a top official said.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the pension fund now has a total of 1.2 million web site users after nearly 90,500 employers and members enrolled in its online portal www.sss.gov.ph within a span of two months.

"Recent web site enhancements, such as allowing members and employers to submit online applications and collection reports, helped boost the number of registered users in the past few weeks," he said.

Upon registration, members and employers gain exclusive access to web site features such as online viewing of records, electronic submission of applications and collection reports and an appointment system with SSS branches.

Members key-in basic information during online registration such as SSS number, name and birthdate. The SSS web site makes on-the-spot validation and immediately alerts the member of errors such as incorrect SSS number or spelling.

"We implemented a two-phase registration process that makes it easier for members to create their online accounts. It also cuts down the chances of registration failure caused by incorrect information provided by the member," De Quiros said.

"After completing the first phase, the SSS sends to the member’s email address a link that is needed to finalize the registration process. The member will then be informed through email if the online registration is successful," he said.

De Quiros called on employers to register at the SSS web site and reminded those with existing accounts to log in daily to certify their employees’ salary loan applications.

"Nearly nine out of every ten loan applications filed by employees at the web site expire because employers fail to certify them within three days," said De Quiros, who also urged members to inform employers immediately about their online loan application.

Employees comprise 86 percent of the 1.2 million members registered at the SSS web site. For inquiries, members and employers can call (o2) 920. 6446 to 55, send an email to member_relations@sss.gov.ph, go to the nearest SSS branch or visit the SSS Facebook page.

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