NHIF Rates for employees, Self-employed, Paybill Number, penalties and how to pay via MPESA

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There are important things you need to know about NHIF.One of them is that employees pay different rates than self-employed people. For self-employed the monthly contributions are Ksh500 which sum up to Ksh6, 000 per year. For employees, monthly contribution is Ksh 150 to Ksh 1700 depending on one’s salary. In case someone fails to remit their contribution, they incur penalties.

NHIF rates for employees

Gross IncomeMonthly Premiums
0-5,999150
6000-7,999300
8,000-11,999400
12,000-14,999500
15,000-19,999600
20,000-24,999750
25,000-29,999850
30,000-34,999950
40,000-44,9991000
45,000-49,9991,100
50,000-59,9991,200
60,000-69,9991,300
70,000-79,0001,400
80,000-89,9991,500
90,000-99,9991,600
100,000 and above1,700

NHIF rates for Self employed

Monthly premium; 500

Yearly premium; 6,000

How to pay for NHIF via MPESA

Two of the ways you can pay your monthly NHIF subscriptions is by MPESA or through the bank. If you are SELF-EMPLOYED, you can pay using our MPESA paybill number 200222. The procedure is as follows:

1. Go to your MPESA menu and select Lipa na M-PESA.
2. Choose Pay Bill and enter Business no (200222).
3. Select Account no and enter contributor’s National ID Number.
4. Enter amount (KES 500.00 per month)
5. Enter your MPESA Pin
6. Confirm all details are correct then press OK
you will receive a confirmation SMS from MPESA immediately. The payment will take 2 to 3 days to reflect.

You can also pay at any one of NHIF 4 bank accounts at National bank, Co-operative bank, KCB bank and Equity bank. Use your MEMBERSHIP NUMBER to pay. It reflects immediately in their system

HOW TO PAY FOR NHIF PENALTIES VIA MPESA

1. Go to the Mpesa menu, click on Lipa na Mpesa then Pay Bill.
2. Enter 200222 as the NHIF Business Number.
3. Enter your National ID as the Account Number and add the letter ‘y’ at the end i.e. 12345678y.
4. Enter KES 250 for every month defaulted e.g. if you have defaulted for 4 months enter KES 1,000 as the amount.
5. Enter your PIN Number.
6. You will receive a message confirming that you have successfully paid the penalty.

For self-employed the monthly penalty is 50% of your contributions. That is, if you are paying Ksh500 monthly, the penalty is Ksh250 per month.

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