THE Social Security System (SSS) will open more branches next year to provide members easy access to its services.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. said that with SSS more visible and accessible, more people would be encouraged to join the pension fund.
For this year, the SSS has already opened 38 new offices serving members and pensioners nationwide.
“Bringing SSS closer to over 31 million members is among our top priorities hence establishing more offices across the country is one of our primary thrusts to better serve their needs,” he said.
Of the new 38 SSS offices nationwide, 25 are full-service branches while 13 are Service Offices mostly located in malls.
The National Capital Region (NCR) has 14 new branches and three service offices.
Luzon has six new branches and four service offices, Visayas with three branches and three service offices, and Mindanao with two new branches and three service offices.
By the end of 2014, SSS has 264 offices across the Philippines located in NCR (61); Luzon (119); Visayas (41), and Mindanao (43).
Apart from more locations, selected SSS branches are open on Saturdays to serve members who are unable to transact during weekdays. These include those located at Diliman, Makati-Ayala, and Makati-Gil Puyat in the National Capital Region; Cebu, Lapu-lapu, Bacolod and Iloilo in the Visayas; and Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Zamboanga in Mindanao.