How to Pay for NHIF in Kenya via M-pesa 2024

Making payment for NHIF in Kenya just got easier. With the new method recently introduced by the agency, directed by President Ruto, you will be able to use the single Government Pay Bill number (222222) to pay for NHIF services in Kenya.

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is one of the government agency in Kenya. The agency or health insurance institution focus mainly on providing affordable and accessible social medical insurance coverage to all Kenyans.

NHIF was established under the National Health Insurance Act, Cap 395, and since then being operating under the Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MOH). However, in a move to digitized all government services, Kenyan Authority has introduced the 222222 pay bill number to be used to pay for all government services including the NHIF.

Meanwhile, recall that eCitizen Digital Payments was recently introduced so that Kenyans will be able to pay for government services seamlessly online. According to the government, “all payments for government services shall progressively be made through the platform”.

This has made the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) changed from previous payment methods to government pay bill number which is effective immediately. In other words, on your next payment, you will be required to make payment through the pay bill number 222222.

Normally, everyone is familiar with M-pesa for making payments in Kenya. Hence, we will walk you through the process of paying for NHIF services with M-Pesa using the 222222 Pay Bill Number.

How to Pay for NHIF in Kenya

Staying up-to-date with NHIF contributions is crucial for enjoying quality healthcare coverage in Kenya. But for many, juggling payment methods and remembering deadlines can be a hassle.

Well, the good news is, NHIF has embraced innovation, introducing new payment methods that make contributing more convenient and accessible than ever!

Here’s how to pay for NHIF via M-Pesa using the Government Single Payment Platform (Paybill 222222):

  • Login to your “M-Pesa Account” and navigate to “Menu
  • Tap on “Lipa na M-Pesa“, then click on “Pay Bill
  • Input “222222” has the PayBill Number
  • Input your “NHIFM-ID Number” (for example, NHIFM-11223344) as your Account Number
  • Type in your desire “Amount
  • Lastly, input your “M-Pesa Transaction PIN” to authenticate the payment.

Once your payment is successful and confirmed, you will receive a M-PESA confirmation message as proof of payment.

However, it’s important to note that you should ONLY use your National ID as the account number, just like this (NHIFM-11223344 Number). Do not use your NHIF member number.

Methods For Making Payment For NHIF Services

Here are all the payment options for National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Kenya:

Government Single Payment Platform (Paybill 222222)

As of December 10th, 2023, NHIF payments have joined the government’s single payment platform, accessible through all mobile money providers. This means saying goodbye to the old NHIF paybill number (200222) and embracing a unified system for various government services.

Benefits: Streamlined payments, one-stop shop for various bills, convenience for all mobile money users.

Standing Orders

Automate your contributions! Set up a standing order with your bank to automatically transfer your NHIF dues each month. This eliminates the risk of missed payments and late fees.

Benefits: Effortless payments, peace of mind knowing your NHIF is covered, ideal for busy individuals.

USSD and Online Portals

Pay directly from your bank account or via USSD codes like *888# (for KCB Bank). Many banks also offer convenient online portals for NHIF payments.

Benefits: Secure and instant payments, accessible from anywhere with internet access, paperless and eco-friendly.

Micro-payment Platforms

Platforms like M-Shwari and KCB M-Pesa offer flexible micro-payment options. You can choose to contribute smaller amounts regularly, making NHIF more manageable for low-income earners.

Benefits: Increased affordability, caters to diverse incomes, promotes financial inclusion.

Reward Programs

Some banks and mobile money providers offer reward points or cashback for NHIF payments. This adds an extra incentive to stay current with your contributions.

Benefits: Encourages timely payments, provides financial rewards for responsible behavior.

Tips for Making NHIF Payment

Regardless of the chosen payment method, it’s essential to verify your payment details:

  • Use your correct National ID number as the account number.
  • Double-check the paybill number before confirming the transaction.
  • Keep your payment receipts for future reference.

With this 222222 PayBill payment option, paying NHIF in Kenya is no longer a chore. Choose the method that best suits your lifestyle and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your healthcare is secure.

So, make the switch, simplify your payments, and ensure you never miss a beat in your NHIF journey. Additionally, you can explore NHIF’s services via mobile app or official website for easy contributions, account management, and claim tracking.

I hope this article provides a comprehensive overview of the new NHIF payment methods in Kenya. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

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