Local start-up develops online platform for HR benefits, eyes SMEs

Local technology start-up horsepower.ph Services Inc. aims to empower entrepreneurs in the country by providing flexible healthcare and insurance options and access to human resources (HR) and admin support.


The HR benefits platform enables its members to manage their healthcare benefits, life and accident insurance coverage, online payments and business tools on a single dashboard.

Freelancers and self-employed professionals can choose from managed healthcare and healthcare insurance while micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are offered with HMO services.

Members can conveniently remit their SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-Ibig contributions and pay utility bills, request for business compliance services, perform accounting or payroll-related tasks, and ask for tax, accounting or legal support.

“We want the entrepreneurs to focus on generating revenues and deliver quality products and services. We will take care of their benefits and back-office support so we got their backs,’’ says Jorge Azurin, co-founder and CEO of horsepower.ph.

Signing up is easy. Just go to horsepower.ph, choose a package and payment option, fill up the form and submit. Annual membership fee, as well as adding credits for transactions, can be paid through major banks (online banking or over-the-counter), PayPal, GCash, SmartMoney and payment centers nationwide.

A Business Lite plan is available for access to basic online services. Members can upgrade their package anytime.

Based on their data, around 15 million self-employed professionals, consultants and contractors, 3 million online freelancers and 800,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from the horsepower.ph platform.

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