How to Pay NHIF Contributions Through M-Pesa

how to pay NHIF contributions using mpesa

Simple steps to pay NHIF Contributions

As part of the universal healthcare initiative, the government requires every citizen to pay NHIF contributions. This goes towards their health insurance. Formally employed people don’t have to make their NHIF contributions through M-Pesa since their NHIF deductions are made from the source. However, self-employed persons are required to pay voluntary monthly contributions of Ksh 500. The easiest way to make such payments is through MPesa

How to Pay Monthly NHIF contributions by MPesa

To pay your monthly NHIF contributions via M-Pesa, follow the steps:

  • Go to M-Pesa menu on your mobile phone
  • Select the Pay Bill Option
  • Enter 200222 as Business Number
  • Enter your ID Number as the account number
  • Enter the Amount to pay (ksh 500)
  • Enter your Pin Number
  • Wait for a confirmation message from Safaricom

How to Check your NHIF Status

To know the status of your NHIF account, you can use the messaging system on your phone.

Follow the following procedures to check your NHIF payment status

  • Go to the Messages application on your phone
  • Type “ID” followed by space, then ID number as a text message e.g. ID 12345678
  • Send your composed text message to 21101

The SMS system will charge you at the normal rates to check NHIF status

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