The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has launched its first SMS information campaign project on February 06, 2020 targeting all Government Services Insurance System (GSIS) members in order to strengthen awareness on the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) among public sector employees.

ECC, thru a data sharing agreement with the GSIS, was provided with mobile contact numbers of members registered in the System who are the target recipients of the SMS. GSIS is the implementing agency of the EC Program. This project is part of the many initiatives of the ECC to strengthen its campaign on information dissemination about the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).

ECC sent short message service (SMS) to the first 50, 000 mobile numbers as part of its pilot run while the remaining mobile numbers will also receive the message based on a schedule.

Thru SMS, GSIS members will receive additional information on the EC Program every quarter.

Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said, “We are glad that finally the SMS text blast is already on its pilot run. This way we are able to provide employees with information on the ECP right at the tips of their fingers. ”

The SMS campaign according to Banawis is slated to run for one year to cover the GSIS members including the uniformed personnel who are also covered under the EC Program.

Meanwhile, she added that all compulsory members of the Social Security System who are also automatically covered under the ECP are also expected to receive ECC updates thru SMSM in the coming days.

ECC is a government agency that provides a package of benefits to both public and private workers who meet work-related contingencies such as sickness, accidents and/or death.

Reporting by Carlo A. Katigbak