The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a Kenyan government body tasked with providing affordable and accessible medical insurance coverage to all Kenyans.
One can pay NHIF monthly contribution comfortably while seated at the couch. This is done through Mpesa using mobile phone.
It is important to note that one of the most convenient ways to pay NHIF contributions is through MPesa. In this write-up, I will take you through steps on how to pay NHIF via MPesa.
Paying NHIF contributions via MPesa in Kenya in 2023 is a convenient process.
Here are the steps:
- Ensure you have sufficient funds in your MPesa account.
- Dial *840# to access the MPesa menu on your phone.
- Select the “Pay Bill” option or “Lipa na MPesa” and choose “Pay Bill.”
- Enter the NHIF Pay Bill Number, which is 200222.
- Enter your NHIF account number(ID number)
- Enter the amount you want to pay (minimum Kshs. 150, maximum Kshs. 140,000).
- Enter your MPesa PIN to authorize the transaction.
- You will receive a confirmation message from MPesa and NHIF.
Paying NHIF via MPesa is beneficial due to its convenience, speed, security, and cost-effectiveness. It allows you to make payments from anywhere, instantly credits your NHIF account, and is secure with MPesa PIN protection. Plus, it does not incur additional transaction charges. Regularly check your NHIF account balance to ensure your contributions are received and credited.
Note that NHIF contributions are mandatory for employed Kenyans and voluntary for self-employed individuals, so it’s crucial to make timely payments to maintain your medical insurance coverage and avoid penalties.