The Social Security System opened its third branch in Lemery, Batangas on March 12, 2015 to serve its 25,000 members from 13 municipalities in the area.
To date, SSS has three branch offices in the province, namely: Batangas City, Lipa City and Lemery. It also has a service office in Balayan.
“We are continuously opening new offices to reach out to our members. By making our services accessible, we hope to encourage membership among workers especially those in the informal sector,” SSS Assistant Vice President for South Luzon Virginia S. Cruz said.
Located at the ground floor of Xentro Mall along Ilustre Avenue, SSS-Lemery will serve 2,295 employers, 9,313 employees, and 15,640 self-employed/voluntary members. It has 11 personnel led by Branch Head Jessica M. Agbay.
The newest SSS branch in Lemery will cover the following municipalities: Agoncillo, Alitagtag, Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, San Nicolas, Sta. Teresita, San Luis, Nasugbu, Taal, and Tuy.
The new office is a full-service branch which offers the issuance of SSS number; accepts and processes applications on benefit claims such as sickness, maternity, disability, funeral and death applications as well as UMID Data capture section. It is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Lemery is a first class municipality considered as the center of medical health in Batangas province with seven hospitals serving patients from nearby municipalities.
The SSS will continue to open additional branches this year with five new branches and five service offices in the pipeline this year. As of December 2014, SSS has 262 offices across the Philippines located in NCR (60); Luzon (118); Visayas (41), and Mindanao (43).