Seafarers’ Medical Scheme (SMS) - Only Available to our SMOU Filipino Members
The SMS is an exclusive collaboration with SMOU Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) partners. This is a specially designed healthcare scheme that provides general medical protection to the dependents of our seafaring officers. Hence, it gives seafaring officers a peace of mind as they sail onboard ships.
Criteria of eligibility
Members must be active Filipino officers serving onboard vessels covered by SMOU CBA and whose shipping companies/employers are contributing to the SMOU Seafarers’ Medical Scheme.
Details of Scheme
Each member can nominate up to four (4) dependents:-
legitimate spouse (maximum age of 62 years)
legitimate children (maximum age of 21 years)
natural or adopted parents (maximum age of 62 years)
legitimate siblings (maximum age of 62 years)
The approved dependents will be offered quality medical services. The services include consultation and/or tests that had been approved by SMOU. Each member is allowed up to four (4) medical visits and/or tests per month (shared amongst member’s nominated dependents).
For identification purposes, members’ approved dependents are required to produce the Approval Advice (via e-mail from SMOU) at the point of their medical consultation.