Detailed Guide On How To Check Your NHIF Status Online [Successfully]

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Do you find it difficult in checking your NHIF status online? If yes, then this informative article is for you. This article does not just cover NHIF online status checking but it involves a wide range of things that you need to know about NHIF.

National Hospital Insurance Fund or NHIF is a parastatal of the Kenyan government which was established in 1966. The main aim for setting up this fund was to offer a feasible NHIF payment plan to citizens in the country in a bid to improve health care and to make it more accessible.

How To Check NHIF Status Online

The biggest question that most NHIF clients ask is, how do I see my NHIF statement online? In the recent past, mainstream media has been reporting about the various changes and reviews that are taking place within the National Hospital Insurance Fund. As a result, the NHIF Payment options have been stretched out and members have to dig a little deep into their pockets.

The primary change that has been experienced by the National Hospital Insurance Fund is a system upgrade. Thanks to technology, service delivery has become more efficient, quick, and instant. There is no need to walk into your nearest NHIF branch to check NHIF status. You can seamlessly check the NHIF statement online from the comfort of your home or wherever you are.

There are three ways to check the NHIF balance. One is the conventional walking into their offices and having the attendant go through your account and give you the details you want to know. This is obviously outdated. The other two ways are more ideal as you will realize from the details below.

1. How To Check NHIF Status Online On The Official Site

Apparently, all organizations or institutions regardless of whether they are government or privately owned have a website where they post their services among other things for the world to know.

NHIF has also embraced the use of technology to provide information about its services and operations as well as terms and conditions. Here is the step by step analysis of how to check NHIF account status online:

  • Get to the NHIF official website.
  • Sign up to gain access: if you are visiting the site for the very first time, you need to first register in order to receive the services. There are three paramount requirements: the NHIF card numbers, a valid email address, and a working phone number in case they would like to reach up to you for enquiries or other reasons.
  • Create a password: you will use it every time you log onto the portal. It should be easy to remember yet not so obvious. However, it can be reset in case you have completely forgotten your password for the NHIF account status online inquiry.
  • Log onto the NHIF self-service portal and proceed to get your NHIF account status online.

2. How To Check NHIF Status Online Using A Mobile Phone

A mobile phone is one of the electronic devices that have a central position in the life of human beings. One of the many services a mobile phone offer is the ability to check NHIF account status online. It is an accurate and convenient service so long as all the details are entered right. It is very easy to have your NHIF account contribution status via your phone. Here is how to go about it:

  • Go to the main menu on your mobile phone and select the message icon
  • This opens the message thread for inbox, at the top there is a compose prompt, click on it.
  • At the message space, type ID, a space followed by the ID number or the Passport number if applicable. For example, ID 123456
  • Send the message to 21101 which is NHIF recipient.
  • Information regarding your NHIF account status will be processed and send back to you in a text message.

This is the easiest way to check the NHIF account status. However, a service charge of Kshs. 10 applies.

3. Checking NHIF Statement Via Email

It is also possible to check NHIF statement via email. Use the email to request an NHIF statement.

NHIF Payment Options

There are several NHIF payment options. The first option is to access the pay online portal and make the payments. It is pretty easy to use because it gives you leads on what to do until the money is received and an acknowledgment report is sent to you. This is one of the fastest payment modes.

Secondly, a bank standing order can be executed to have funds channeled from your personal account to the NHIF account monthly on command without failure so long as the account has some money. This is when the employer does not pay the contributions although ordinarily it is deducted directly from their payslip by the employer.

NHIF payment can also be made through the use of mobile money transfer services: M-Pesa, Airtel Money, and Equitel. Money is loaded to the individual mobile phone number and then transferred to the National Hospital Insurance Fund through the NHIF paybill number. Here are the procedures to follow:

How To Pay For NHIF Using M-Pesa

If you have money in your M-Pesa, follow the above below on how to pay NHIF using M-Pesa:

  • Go to M-Pesa menu and select the pay bill option
  • Enter the NHIF M-Pesa pay bill number, 200222
  • Enter your ID card number in the subsequent lead
  • Key in the amount – NHIF payment monthly contribution
  • Enter the M-Pesa pin and send
  • A confirmation message is then sent and yet another message acknowledging that the money is received.

How To Pay For NHIF Using Airtel Money

Here are the steps for paying NHIF bill via Airtel Money Kenya:

  • Select make payments from the menu
  • Go to pay bill and select other
  • Enter NHIF pay bill number 823263
  • Type in the amount you wish to pay
  • Enter your pin number
  • Use your ID number as reference
  • Click send and wait for a confirmation message.

How To Pay NHIF Through Equitel Money

Equity Bank provides its clients with a mobile sim card that allows making communications and money transactions. Here is how you can use the card to pay for NHIF:

  • Select “My Money” on the Equitel menu
  • Choose “Send/Pay”
  • Select the bank account you wish to pay from
  • Go to “Paybill”
  • Select to others then “M-Pesa” to send the money o your M-Pesa then use the M-Pesa procedure above.

These are the 2018 NHIF rates that we enacted in the year 2017 and are still applicable today:

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