Incorporated on 19 December 2016, ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (ProtectHealth) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProtectHealth Malaysia, established under the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH).
As a not-for-profit company, ProtectHealth coordinates, administers and manages initiatives related to financing healthcare services as mandated by MOH.
ProtectHealth as the healthcare scheme administrator for Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40) as mandated by the Government is not defined as a Managed Care Organization under the Private Healthcare Facilities Services Act 1998 (Act 586). Click here for more information.
To be a leader in introducing innovative health financing mechanisms to improve access and enhance the value and effectiveness of health care for the people in Malaysia.
To create a healthy and strong competitive market for health care financing by operating as an efficient organisation that is a benchmark to others.
To provide an equitable, effective and efficient source of funding to supplement mainstream public funding for health care such that strong health services for the community can be sustained.
To expand accessibility to quality healthcare services by enhancing the utilization of the public-private provider ecosystem.
Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40) is an initiative by the Government through the Ministry of Health aimed at addressing the health needs of the lower income, focusing especially on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). PeKa B40 is offered to Malaysians who fall within the lower 40% of household income range, known as the B40 group. Recipients of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) and their spouses, who are aged 50 years and above, are automatically enrolled into PeKa B40. No registration is specifically required to join PeKa B40.
Through PeKa B40, where appropriate, they will receive four health-related benefits. These benefits are:
In order to receive Benefit 2, 3 & 4, PeKa B40 recipients must complete their health screening benefit first. PeKa B40 is starting in phases, beginning with a nation-wide pilot project. Therefore, about 800,000 eligible persons will be included in this first phase. Recipients are encouraged to go for their health screening quickly, once it is announced.
On the directive of the Government, PeKa B40 is fully managed by ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (ProtectHealth).