How to Pay for NHIF Through MPESA

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You can now pay for NHIF contributions through MPESA.NHIF is mandatory for government and private sector employees but optional for self-employed,but it’s important to make your contributions since emergencies don’t knock, they came during unexpected times.To pay for NHIF via MPESA,follow these steps:

  1. Go to MPESA
  2. Select Lipa Na MPESA
  3. Select Pay Bill
  4. Enter Business Number(200222)
  5. Enter Account Number(National Identity Card Number)
  6. Enter the amount to pay
  7. Enter MPESA pin and press send

You will receive a confirmation message from NHIF that your contribution has been received.

NHIF contributions are based on your salary scale,the higher your salary the higher the amount to pay.The highest contributor remits Ksh 1,700 every month.This is someone who earns a monthly salary of Ksh 100,000 and above.The lowest contributor pays Ksh 500 and the scale belongs to self-employed citizens.If your monthly salary is Ksh 25,000 to Ksh 29,999 you’ll pay Ksh 850 every month to NHIF.

Here are detailed NHIF rates as at 2019:

KSh 25,000 – 29,999 KSh 850
KSh 30,000 – 34,999 KSh 900
KSh 35,000 – 39,999 KSh 950
KSh 40,000 – 44,999 KSh 1,000
KSh 45,000 – 49,999 KSh 1,100
KSh 50,000 – 59,999 KSh 1,200
KSh 60,000 – 69,999 KSh 1,300
KSh 70,000 – 79,999 KSh 1,400
KSh 80,000 – 89,999 KSh 1,500
KSh 90,000 – 99,999 KSh 1,600
KSh 100,000 & Above KSh 1,700
Self-Employed KSh 500

Majority of Kenyans remit the NHIF contributions thorough their respective accounts departments.If that’s the case for you,then you don’t have to pay via MPESA,but it’s good to check the status of NHIF contributions from time to time.

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