NHIF members under formal employment have their monthly premiums send to the national health insurer by their employers directly through the check-off system. However, the self-employed NHIF members have to remit their monthly contributions and penalties through other means, like Mpesa and Airtel Money.
NHIF requires that you pay your monthly premiums not later than the 9th of every month to avoid incurring late payment penalties.
For the self-employed and voluntary members, late NHIF remittances attract a penalty of Ksh. 250 for every month defaulted.
How to Pay for NHIF Kenya Premiums through Mpesa
To pay your monthly NHIF contributions by Mpesa pay bill, follow the steps:
Go to your M-PESA menu and select Lipa na M-PESA
Choose Pay Bill and enter the NHIF Mpesa Business number 200222
Select Account number and enter your National ID Number
Enter the amount (Ksh. 500 per month)
Enter your M-PESA Pin
Confirm all details are correct then press OK
You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA immediately.
How to Make NHIF Remittances by Airtel Money
To pay your NHIF monthly premiums using Airtel money follow these steps:
Go to Airtel Money menu and select Make Payments
Go to Pay Bills
Enter the NHIF Airtel Money Pay bill number: 823363