How to Check Your GSIS Benefits


I forget now how I stumbled upon the GSIS Egsismo site, but I do remember being impressed at how much information it contained (i.e. service record, maximum amount you can loan, value of compulsory life insurance etc.). Then sometime last year, the site became inaccessible for weeks on end so I promptly forgot about it. 

I became reacquainted with the Egsismo site a few months ago when I was doing my quarterly net worth computation and suddenly remembered that government employees had life insurance coverage through GSIS. I looked up the site and thankfully it was working once again and I was able to get info on the cash surrender value of my GSIS life insurance policy (or how much I would get if I terminated my GSIS membership that same day). The cash surrender value wasn't a lot, considering how much is deducted from my monthly pay for GSIS, but the life insurance value I had accumulated for my ten years of government service was a pleasant surprise. Not bad GSIS!

If you're a government employee, you can also access your GSIS records and contributions by signing up at the Egsismo site using the Sign Up link.

You will then be routed to the Registration Form where you'll have to type in your BP number and date of birth.

To get your BP number, check your ID or payslip first and if it's not there, ask your personnel division since it should be in your personal records.

After filling out your BP Number and Date of Birth, you'll be asked to confirm your registered email address and provide the answers to two security questions.

Once you do that and click the confirm button, you'll receive a temporary password in your email address which you can then use to login at the Egsismo site. After your first login, you'll be prompted to change your temporary password.

Here are some of the available information at the Egsismo site:

Aside from finding out my insurance policy's cash surrender value and the face value of my life insurance, I also found out that I had a reimbursement due from an overpayment in the last salary loan I took out. Note to self, hop on over to Landbank ASAP to claim that reimbursement!

It was also interesting to look at my service record because from the time I entered government service in 2010, my annual salary almost tripled in 10 years time! This was because of the two (or three?) salary adjustments in the last ten years which led to an across the board salary increase for all government employees. Which is not to say though that I'm now earning big bucks, but rather that our government salaries were just that small once upon a time :p 

And with that, let me end this post right here before I go rambling on again like the tita you only see once a year.

I hope everyone stays safe and dry in this wet and windy Pepito-induced weather!

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