The Social Security System conducted simultaneous Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) operations in 108 areas around the country to call on non-compliant employers to settle their contribution delinquencies.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Rolando Macasaet said the synchronous RACE activities across the country affirm SSS’ commitment in ensuring the social security protection of its 31.96 million employee-members.
Macasaet said SSS will be issuing notices to employers around the country who neglect their obligations of paying their employer and employees’ share in the contributions.
After receiving the show-cause orders, SSS will give delinquent employers 15 days to coordinate with their servicing SSS branch office and settle their contribution delinquencies.
Macasaet reminded employers that Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018 requires them to report for coverage to the SSS all their employees and/or kasambahays within 30 days from their actual employment date and remit the corresponding monthly contributions of their workers.
On the other hand, household employers shall shoulder the SS contributions of kasambahays who are earning P5,000 or less.
In the SS Act, employers who fail to register their employees or have not deducted and remitted their contributions will be penalized with a fine of P5,000 to P20,000 and face imprisonment ranging from six years and one day to 12 years.
“We appeal to all employers to be considerate to their employees by reporting them to SSS and regularly remitting their monthly contributions so they can be protected by receiving social security benefits in times of various contingencies,” Macasaet said.
He urged them to settle their delinquencies by availing of the contribution penalty condonation programs offered by SSS that will allow them to pay the unremitted contributions less the accrued penalties.
Delinquent business employers can apply for the Contribution Penalty Condonation and Delinquency Management and Restructuring Program while household employers can avail of the Contribution Penalty Condonation and Restructuring Program.
SSS conducted the first RACE operations in 2017 when it visited delinquent employers in Greenhills, San Juan, and Cubao, Quezon City. The following year, SSS brought the RACE campaign to the regional level. – Press release