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NHIF Rates 2020

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NHIF rates for 2019 and 2020 are the same, nothing has changed. The minimum amount someone is required to pay is Ksh 150 every month, these are rates for someone earning Ksh 0 to Ksh5,999. The maximum NHIF contributions are Ksh 1,700 per month. This amount is for someone earning over Ksh100,000.

NHIF caters for inpatient and outpatient services. The rates as of 2020 are as follows:

Salary Bracket (Ksh) Monthly Contribution (Ksh)
0 – 5,999 150
6,000 – 7,999 300
8,000 – 11,999 400
12,000 – 14,999 500
15,000 – 19,999 600
20,000 – 24,999 750
25,000 – 29,999 850
30,000 – 34,999 900
35,000 – 39,000 950
40,000 – 44,999 1,000
45,000 – 49,000 1,100
50,000 – 59,999 1,200
60,000 – 69,999 1,300
70,000 – 79,999 1,400
80,000 – 89,999 1,500
90,000 – 99,999 1,600
100,000 and Above 1,700
Self Employed (Special Type) 500

When you make the payment, MPESA charges you some money. Here are the transaction charges:

Minimum Amount (Kshs) Maximum Amount (Kshs) Charge
1 49 0
50 100 0
101 499 22
500 999 22
1,000 1,499 22
1,500 2,499 22
2,500 3,499 33
3,500 4,999 33
5,000 7,499 33
7,500 9,999 33
10,000 34,999 33
35,000 49,000 44
50,000 70,000 55

If you are want to check your contribution status,follow these steps:

To get your account status via your mobile phone:
Compose a new sms
Type the letters “ID”, a space, then your
ID number (or passport number if applicable) e.g ID 12345678
Send to 21101
Note: Charge for this service is Kshs 10 only.

There are some employers who don’t submit contributions. It’s important that you check the contribution status to ensure that they are up to date.

Here are the numbers you can call incase of any issue:

Phone : (020) 273 1249
: (020) 273 1250
: (020) 273 1252
: (020) 273 1253
: (020) 273 1254
: (020) 273 1255
: (020) 273 1256
: (020) 271 2733
: (020) 271 4793
: (020) 271 4795
: (020) 272 3297
: (020) 271 4820
: (020) 271 0335
: (020) 272 3246
: 0726 268 933 (Safaricom)
: 0800 720 601 (Toll Free)
: (020) 279 300 (ISDN)

To learn more about NHIF,visit their website here http://www.nhif.or.ke/healthinsurance/home

It’s mandatory for any salaried person to contribute for NHIF,failure to which, penalties are issued.

To register for NHIF,here are the documents that are needed:

Kenyan Residents
1. Copy of National I.D (including spouse if applicable)
2. Copy of Employer Appointment/Introduction Letter (excludes self employed/voluntary contributors)
3. Coloured passport photo (including spouse & dependants if applicable)
4. Original & copies of Birth Certificate(s) for dependants

You can either register online or visit any NHIF branch. Registration process takes less than one hour.

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