GSIS continues to expand digital presence

By Wilnard Bacelonia

February 20 2023, 2:51 pm

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MANILA – Members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) can now pay non-life insurance (ONLI) premiums, insurance payments, service loans and housing loans through various online banking platforms.

In line with the continuing effort of the state pension fund to provide an enhanced customer experience using digital platforms, GSIS members can make ONLI premium payments and the corresponding taxes and fees through Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

“We are expanding our digital payment platforms so that even clients who availed of our ONLI policies are given access to additional secure, accessible, user-friendly channels,” GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said in a statement.

ONLI is a benefit granted exclusively to GSIS active members, retirees, pensioners and their qualified dependents so that they can avail of insurance protection for themselves and for their property/ies against accidents or unforeseen events. It includes coverage for motor vehicle insurance, fire insurance and personal accident insurance.

Aside from insurance payments, GSIS clients may pay their service loans and housing loans via the online facilities of LandBank and Union Bank, respectively.

Clients who wish to avail of the online payment facility (OPF) may access the LANDBANK Link.Biz Portal (

For payments using the LandBank Link.Biz Portal via Bancnet, bank accounts from the following may be used: Asia United Bank, CTBC Bank, Citystate Savings Bank, Enterprise Bank, Entrepreneur Bank, Equicom Savings, Luzon Development Bank, MASS-SPECC, Malayan Bank, Overseas Filipino Bank, PBCom Bank, Philippine Business Bank, Philtrust Bank, Sterling Bank, or Sun Savings Bank.

For LandBank Link.Biz Portal via Paygate, accounts from following may be used: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rizal China Banking Corporation, Philippine Savings Bank, Robinsons Bank, or Union Bank of the Philippines.

GSIS service loans may also be paid using the award-winning GSIS Touch mobile app.

During a recent Laging Handa Public Briefing, GSIS Senior Vice President for Visayas and Mindanao lawyer Jason Teng said they have started expanding their digitization during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

"We understand na halos lahat ng miyembro at pensioners natin ay may hawak ng smart phone, kaya po sa totoo lang ay gumawa na tayo, ang GSIS, ng sarili nitong (that almost all our members and pensioners are using smart phones that is why we created, the GSIS, its own) mobile application," Teng said noting that the app may be downloaded via Apple or Google Play Stores.

As of now, the GSIS official said they have already collected almost half a billion worth of housing and loan payments through online payment facilities.

"May agreement po kaming ginawa with Bayad Center, M. Lhuillier and mayroon pang ibang coming po na ia-announce namin (We have an agreement with Bayad Center, M. Lhuillier and other incoming that we will announce) later on which are in the works. Essentially we are extending the reach of the GSIS to make it easier for members to pay any of their obligation to the GSIS," Teng said.

However, he cautioned GSIS active members and account holders against phishing scams and frauds noting that GSIS will never call them asking for one time passwords and other personal details. (PNA)