MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Mar. 6 (PIA) - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) – Maasin City Branch conducted a training on the enhancement of the Billing and Collection System (eBCS) recently at Maasin Country Lodge and Restaurant here.


The eBCS is a web-based application that will enable GSIS to send its billing statements for premium and loan amortization to government agencies electronically, and accept payments online, it was learned.


GSIS Maasin Branch Manager Igmidio Ponay Jr. said that the eBCS will be used by government personnel in charge of approving and remitting payments to GSIS, particularly the finance and electronic remittance file officers, or those who prepare the agency’s electronic remittance file (ERF) that contains the list of members and their monthly remittances.


It will allow government agencies to download GSIS billing statements, upload the ERF and review the account history of members, he said.


To facilitate the payment of remittances, the eBCS will be electronically linked to servicing banks accredited by the pension fund.


Under the eBCS, the pension fund will notify remitting agencies through email, on the 1st and 15th day of the month, to inform them that they can already download the billing statement from the system.


The undertaking that was conducted in two batches was participated by GSIS Maasin Branch covering the whole province of Southern Leyte and some Leyte municipalities such as Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan and Baybay. City.


Almost a hundred different heads of offices from the local government units for the first batch and around 60 agency authorized officers (AAOs), among other remitting officers for the second batch participated the activity, Glenda L. Dator of GSIS informed. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)