All employers registered in the Social Security System (SSS) can now use GCash in paying contributions of their employees using the Payment Reference Number (PRN), which serves for real-time posting of contribution payments.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said that nearly one million employers, including household employers, will benefit from the mobile wallet service powered by Globe Telecom.
“This is part of the continuing improvements in the recently implemented new SSS collection system that makes use of PRNs to allow real-time posting of contributions. In partnership with Globe’s GCash, PRN-based contribution payment is now made faster and easier for business and household employers through their mobile phones,” Dooc said.
The GCash facility is a free mobile application exclusive to Globe or Touch Mobile prepaid users and postpaid subscribers. To pay through GCash, employers must use the system-generated PRNs, which they can obtain from the My.SSS portal in the SSS website.
To start using GCash, employers should register either by downloading the GCash app or dialing *143# to access the self-service menu using their Globe or TM mobile accounts.
Both business and household employers will be asked to assign a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) to proceed with registration. The PIN must be keyed in together with the following information: for business employers, the first and last name of the company representative and complete company address; and for household employers, the employer’s first and last name, and address.
“It’s easy to get started paying SSS contributions with GCash. Once registered, just dial *137 and follow these steps: First, select 2 for ‘National Government Agency’ from the list of billers. Next, select ‘SSS Employer/Household’ then press 1 for contribution. In the next field that will appear, enter the PRN and click submit,” Dooc said.
For every successful transaction, GCash users will receive a text confirmation indicating the payment details, employer ID Number, applicable payment period and PRN.
“Globe GCash also offers a safe means for all our registered employers to pay contribution without any service fee,” Dooc explained.
Globe GCash lets users to purchase load credits, do online shopping, transfer funds, and pay bills. Users can put funds in their GCash mobile wallets by going to any authorized GCash partners.