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How to Pay NHIF via MPesa and Airtel Money in 2024

NHIF members under formal employment have their monthly premiums sent to the national health insurer by their employers directly through the check-off system. However, the self-employed members must pay their monthly NHIF contributions and penalties via other means, like MPesa or 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.

NHIF now requires that employers and self-employed individuals use the official government paybill number 222222 to make NHIF monthly remittances.

A self-employed individual can pay monthly contributions through the paybill number 222222 and follow the account number format: NHIFM-ID, or NHIFP-ID Number if paying for any penalties.

Employers on the other hand should pay through the paybill number 222222 and use the NHIFE-Eslip number as the account number.

How to Pay NHIF Monthly Contribution via MPesa

  1. Go to your M-PESA menu and select Lipa na M-PESA
  2. Choose Pay Bill and enter the Official Government Paybill number 222222, as the Business Number
  3. For the Account number, write NHIFM followed by a hyphen and your National ID Number (eg NHIFM-123456)
  4. Enter the amount you wish to pay
  5. Enter your M-PESA PIN
  6. Confirm all details are correct then press OK
  7. You will receive an SMS from M-PESA and another from NHIF confirming the transactions
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How to Make NHIF Remittances by Airtel Money

To pay your NHIF monthly premiums using Airtel money follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Airtel Money menu and select Make Payments
  2. Go to Pay Bills
  3. Choose ‘Other’
  4. Enter the Official Government Paybill Number 222222
  5. Next, for the account number, input NHIFM followed by a hyphen and your National ID Number (eg NHIFM-123456) 
  6. Put the amount you wish to pay
  7. For Reference, enter your ID number
  8. Click Send
  9. After some time you will receive a confirmation message from the Airtel money service and another from NHIF

How to Pay NHIF Penalties through MPesa

NHIF penalties payment procedure
Pay NHIF penalties by Mpesa. Image: Facebook, NHIF Kenya
  1. On your M-PESA select Lipa na M-PESA
  2. Use 222222 as the NHIF Mpesa Business number
  3. For the Account number, enter NHIFP followed by – then your ID Number. E.g NHIFP-1234567.
  4. Enter the accrued penalty amount
  5. Enter your M-PESA PIN
  6. Confirm all details are correct then press OK
  7. A message confirming payments will be sent to your phone.

See Also:

  1. Safaricom Lipa Na Mpesa Paybill Charges
  2. How to Choose or Change NHIF Outpatient Facility Online, USSD Code or App