Nhifs average personnel costs benchmarked to similar local institutions appear to be reasonable 19 expenses benchmarking kshs 000 nhif nhif nssf kcb group nbk kws consolidated bank audited fy09 unaudited fy10 audited fy09 audited fy09 audited fy09 audited fy08 audited fy08. Nhif registration is for all eligible members from both the formal and informal sector. Kenya has prioritized the attainment of universal health coverage uhc through the expansion of health insurance coverage by the national hospital insurance fund nhif. Nhif has 61 fully autonomous branches across the country. The government has maintained that it will not back down in its stand to revise contributions to the national health insurance fund. Kenyans should be prepared to pay more for medical insurance starting from the first of may after the high court threw out a petition by the central organiza. Cases from dar es salaam tanzania by paschal nathan kumburu a dissertation submitted to the school of public administration and management in partialfulfilment of the academic requirements for the award. Nssf annual report and financial statements for the year ended 30 june 2015. How to register for nhif in kenya updated 2020 urban kenyans. The national hospital insurance fund nhif has published new nhif rates which took effect on april 1, 2015. New nhif rates take effect from april 2015 payroll. The national hospital insurance fund amendment bill, 2015 157 contribution remains unpaid, and any such penalty shall be recoverable as a sum due to the fund and when recovered shall be paid into the fund. Nssf annual report and financial statements for the year ended 30 june 2017.
With effect from april 2015, nhif members will be contributing their monthly remittances with these new rates. Jan 03, 2020 the nhif rates and benefits calculation is based on gross income. New nssf member contributions growing you for good. The new rates saw the people from the formal sector paying more than they used to and get more benefit according to the managing director simon ole kirgorty. The higher nhif rates to be levied could mean a heavier social security tax burden for international assignees in kenya and kenyan assignees overseas. The applicant seeks an order staying the implementation of national hospital insurance fund nhif rates contained in legal notice no. National hospital insurance card nhif, national social security fund nssf cards and kra pin are the most important document for salaried kenyans. Byproduct number generated by nhif online system will display with the option to print. Print this out and use it to make payment to the nearest branch of the following banks. You can now make nhif contributions easily and conveniently using the nhif mobile app and jambopay wallet.
The chairman and the chief executive officer of the national hospital insurance fund nhif in consultation with the cabinet secretary for health gazetted the new nhif rates in february, 2015. Policy brief on national hospital insurance fund nhif oxfam. The new contribution plan to the nhif is pegged on a gross income structure presented by nhif and outlined in the gazette notice. Consequently, employers are advised to make arrangements to submit their contributions in accordance to the new nssf act as outlined below. Kenya increase in hospital insurance fund rates in kenya, the national hospital insurance fund nhif rates have undergone a significant revision upwards with effect from 1 april 2015. Nhif rates 2018 for employed and self employed latest. National hospital insurance fund nhif is a state parastatal under the ministry of health that accommodates healthcare needs of several kenyans. The nhif rates and benefits calculation is based on gross income. Insurance fund standard and special contributions regulations.
Nhif new rates meant that kenyans who work in the formal sector will now pay higher national hospital insurance fund nhif monthly contributions. The draft general comment on the right to social security ec. The new rates gazetted by nhif last week will not be reversed despite opposition from workers. New nhif rates gazette, take effect in april 2015 posted on february, 2015 by admin the chairman and the chief executive officer of the national hospital insurance fund nhif in consultation with the cabinet secretary for health have gazetted the new nhif.
Nhif rates pdf 2015 download bd40bc7c7a the fund strives to pay claims within 14 days upon receipt of the claim from the hospitals. National hospital insurance fund act kenya law reports. Nhif was established in 1967 as a department within the ministry of health, by an act of parliament. Regulation 3 of the national hospital insurance fund act. Jul 01, 2015 national hospital insurance card nhif, national social security fund nssf cards and kra pin are the most important document for salaried kenyans. Short title this act may be cited as the national hospital insurance fund act, 1998.
Workers to pay new nhif rates from april 1 daily nation. National hospital insurance fund act chapter 255 revised edition 2012 1998 published by the national council for law reporting with the authority of the attorneygeneral. Kenya kra paye calculator 2020 income tax, nssf, nhif. Kenyas national hospital insurance fund nhif must become more transparent if it is to anchor universal health coverage by jason lakin and vivian magero 1, international budget partnership executive summary over the last decade, it has become clear that kenyas national hospital insurance fund nhif is the vehicle through which the government hopes. Apr 05, 2020 download and fill in the membership forms from the official nhif kenya website, then submit the above documents and the required amount under the voluntaryself employed category at any of nhif branches located countrywide. You can also check your nhif balance on the phone anytime how to include your spouse and children in your nhif card. Kenya increase in hospital insurance fund rates kpmg global.
The core business and mandate for nhif is to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable and quality health insurance for all kenyan citizens who have attained the age of 18yrs and a monthly income of kes1,000 and above. While the highest contribution shall be ksh 1,700 on a monthly income over ksh 100,000 as shown in. Below is the process of how to register and become an nhif member, the requirements as well as the benefit you stand to gain from your nhif cover. Pdf kenya national hospital insurance fund reforms. Nhif contribution rates 2015 2018 the nhif new rates increase was purely for the good of the public. Register for a jambopay wallet if you have one proceed to login with your phone number and pin.
Kenya increase in hospital insurance fund rates kpmg. The rates were updated in a gazette notice published by nhif on march 26th 2018. Outpatient nhif cover services included in these new nhif rates are as follows. Interpretation in this act, unless the context otherwise requires benefit means a benefit payable under this act. A girl weighed down by a tumour on her arm has been admitted to moi teaching and referral. Nhif rates 2018 for employed and self employed latest supa. The longterm fiscal projections indicate that the governments debt togdp ratio will rise from 78 percent in 2018 to 530 percent over the 75year projection period, and. The national hospital insurance fund nhif is a kenya government state corporation with a mandate to provide health insurance to kenyans over the age of 18. The way forward 20102015 extension of coverage from 10. Box 30443 00100, nairobi, kenya tel 020 272328182 email. How to apply for nhif, nssf cards and kra pin in kenya. Normally, clearance of hospital is mandarory upon treatment. The system will notify you of your application status by sending a notification sms message to the contributors mobile number. May 06, 2015 new nhif rates calculator may 6, 2015 may 28, 2015 research team following the gazzetement of new national hospital insurance fund nhif.
In kenya, the national hospital insurance fund nhif rates have undergone a significant revision upwards with effect from 1 april 2015. In 2015, the nhif introduced reforms in premium contribution rates, benefit packages, and provider payment methods. While the highest contribution shall be ksh 1,700 on a monthly income over ksh 100,000 as shown in the table below. Nhif online registration guide in kenya nhif online registration is as simple as going online and filling the nhif registration forms. At the end of this month, you will contribute more towards the national hospital insurance fund nhif as the new rates come into force today. Fillable and fill online how to register for nhif online portal, membership forms, covers, payment and benefits 2018. It is compulsory to be a member for those in the formal sector while membership is open and voluntary for those in the informal sector and for retirees. Failure andor late paye payments will incur penalty at the rate of 25 per cent of amount paid late as per section 372 of the income tax act and interest at 1% per month per as per section 381 of the tax procedures act, 2015. Jan 23, 2020 the nhif membership is open to all kenyans who have attained the age of 18 years and years and have a monthly income of more than ksh.
Mar 30, 2020 new nhif rates as at 2018 that supa coversphoto. In april 2015, the nhif increased contribution rates for its. Nhif contribution rates 20152018 the nhif new rates increase was purely for the good of the public. New nhif rates gazette, take effect in april 2015 posted on february, 2015 by admin the chairman and the chief executive officer of the national hospital insurance fund nhif in consultation with the cabinet secretary for health have gazetted the new nhif rates that will be in force starting 1st april, 2015. Selfemployed or workers in the kenyan informal sector are obliged by law to contribute a monthly charge of ksh 500 effective 1st june of 2015. Before your salary is remitted to your bank account, you must present these documents to the human resource departments in your organization.
We examined the influence of these reforms on nhifs purchasing practices and their implications for. Nhif 2 revised 2015 national hospital insurance fund p. Apr 12, 2015 the new rates are already installed on wingubox payroll with the option of reverting back to old rates for the purposes of historical data processing. The national hospital insurance fund nhif increased the premium rates and were effective from april 2015. It is compulsory to be a member for those in the formal sector while membership is open and voluntary for. How to register for nhif in kenya updated 2020 urban. Keepfile the banking slip safe as proof of payment for any payroll audits.
Workers and women small scale traders from slums in nairobi in nhif. The nhif management adopted new nhif rates in a nhif rates gazette notice of 6th february 2015. The new rates are already installed on wingubox payroll with the option of reverting back to old rates for the purposes of historical data processing. According to a gazette notice, employees earning a maximum of sh5,999 will contribute sh150 per month to the. Nssf annual report and financial statements for the year ended 30 june 2016. This article shows the tabulated rates released via gazette notice. This article identifies and describes the reforms undertaken by the national hospital insurance fund nhif and examines their implications for kenyas quest to achieve universal health coverage uhc. Nhif registration registration form, requirements, contributions, deductions. Fund means the national hospital insurance fund established by section 3. The government introduced these rates aiming to cover all services for the fund registered members including minor surgeries, labs and drugs. This has been due to lack of understanding of the benefit package which is a critical and key component in the implementation of the universal health cover.
Top up your wallet via mpesa paybill number 823263 and your phone number as business number. Examining purchasing reforms towards universal health coverage. Nhif principal membership grew by 14 per cent from 4. The national hospital insurance fund nhif is the primary provider of health insurance in kenya. Available nhif forms general claim form, out patient claim form, treatment outside kenya form, choice of outpatient medical facility form.
Nhif, which has mainly been paying hospital bed charges for members, says it will begin offering improved benefits for inpatient and outpatient services from may 2015. The national hospital insurance fund is a government body that provides health insurance cover to kenyans. Udom strategic plan hii hapa udom strategic plan udom startegic plan 201220 20162017 pdf. Each of these branches offers all nhif services including payment of benefits to hospitals or members or employers. We examined the influence of these reforms on nhifs purchasing practices and their. The nhif new rates effective date was april 1st, 2015. The national health insurance fund cover has historically attracted some scepticism from both our partners in service delivery, the health care providers and our members. Nssf kenya growing you for good new nssf member contributions.
Examining purchasing reforms towards universal health. National hospital insurance fund nhif kenya registration. With the introduction of new rates, the lowest contribution shall be ksh 150 per month on monthly income up to ksh 5,999. New nhif rates calculator may 6, 2015 may 28, 2015 research team following the gazzetement of new national hospital insurance fundnhif. You can add your spouse and children in your nhif card by just visiting any of the nhif branch offices or huduma kenya center near. Sep 16, 2015 21092015 important notice to students payment of tuition fees and direct costs. Nhif registration online fill online, printable, fillable. Nhif 2 revised 2012 national hospital insurance fund p.1383 1137 34 361 77 727 379 969 850 1453 18 877 1058 1264 1230 1296 820 880 270 517 3 841 839 246 1209 334 475 1036 641 314 1250 699 9