The Social Security System (SSS) has launched ExpreSSS e-Learning, an online learning platform that allows SSS members, employers and stakeholders to learn more about the services and benefits of the pension fund.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora Ignacio said that the ExpreSSS e-Learning (ExSSSeL) Portal, which was launched in November 2020, represents a milestone in the pension fund’s digital transformation efforts.
“The ExSSSel will allow any participants to learn SSS programs and updates for free at the comfort and safety of their homes,” Ignacio said.
“We realized that online services and transactions are now part of the New Normal as a result of the pandemic,” Ignacio explained. “We find ExSSSel more effective in reaching out to more members across the country and keep them updated on the latest developments in our benefit programs and services since existing community quarantine measures restrict us from conducting face-to-face learning sessions in various offices, companies, and other organizations. As of April 27, 2021, we have already recorded a total of 71,491 visitors to the said portal.”
By using the ExSSSeL Portal, SSS members, employers and interested individuals can learn about the different programs, policies and updates of the SSS without physically attending a training session. Participants can choose among the five training modules such as Sickness Benefits (Module 1), Maternity Benefits (Module 2), Unemployment Benefits (Module 3), Disability Benefits (Module 4), and Salary Loan (Module 5).
As part of the learning process, participants will receive e-certificates issued by the SSS upon completion of any module, as long as they obtain a passing rate of at least 80% in the post-examination that will be conducted at the end of each module.
Interested individuals can access the ExSSSeL Portal homepage through https://bit.ly/ExSSSeL_Portal and select their preferred topic among the five modules. After choosing a module, a registration form will appear. Participants will need to fill up the registration form to start their selected module. The participant’s complete name, valid e-mail address, company name, and the nearest SSS branch or servicing branch should also be provided. Participating employers should indicate the number of employees they represented and may also register in multiple modules.
Participants can study modules at their own pace as the ExpreSSS e-Learning portal is available 24/7. Members may also open multiple modules simultaneously.
“At the end of each module, the participant will find a link for post-module examination. It will help them gauge how much they learned. If they failed the test, we advise them to restudy the module and retake the said exam,” Ignacio said.
For participants who obtained a passing rate, SSS will send an e-certificate to their registered e-mail addresses within seven working days.
From November 28, 2020 to April 15, 2021, a total of 23,738 participants have already accessed the five modules in the ExSSSeL Portal. Nearly 60% or 14,231 of the total participants have completed at least one module and took the post-examination. Ignacio said about 45% or 6,331 of the total participants who took the post-module test received a passing rating and received their e-certificates.
“We encourage members and interested individuals to use the ExSSSeL Portal as it will help them expand their knowledge about SSS,” Ignacio added.
For more information about the ExSSSeL Portal, you may follow the SSS’ social media accounts on Facebook and YouTube at “Philippine Social Security System,” Instagram at “mysssph” or Twitter at “PHLSSS.” You can also join the Viber Community at “MYSSSPH Updates.”