How to Easily Pay NHIF via M-Pesa
If you’re looking to pay your National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) contributions easily, then you’ve come to the right place. NHIF is a government corporation that provides medical covers to Kenyans.
Let’s see how one can pay NHIF via M-Pesa;
Steps to Pay NHIF via M-Pesa
Now that you know the requirements and options for making NHIF payments, let’s dive into how to pay NHIF via M-Pesa. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Open your SIM Tool Kit and go to the M-Pesa Menu
- Go to Lipa M-Pesa
- Select Paybill and enter 200222 as the business number
- Enter your National ID number as your account number
- Enter the amount you want to pay
- Input your pin number and confirm the transaction then send
After payment, you’ll receive a transactional message from M-Pesa confirming your contribution.
Making Monthly NHIF Payments
If you are an employee in the formal sector, your NHIF contributions are automatically remitted by your employer. However, those in the informal sector can pay via bank or M-Pesa.
Voluntary and self-employed contributors are required to pay Ksh. 500 per month. You can choose to pay for as many months as you want. M-Pesa is the most popular mode of payment because it is easy and convenient.
Checking Your NHIF Payment Status
To confirm that your NHIF payment has been received, you can check the status of your account using your mobile phone. Here’s how to do it:
Compose a new SMS
- Type the letters “ID”, space, then your ID number.
- Send the SMS to 21101
After sending the SMS, you’ll receive a reply showing your member number, your ID number, year of birth, your last contributions, and your dependents. This will confirm that your NHIF contribution has been received.
Paying NHIF contributions via M-Pesa is a fast, easy, and convenient option for those in the informal sector, as well as voluntary and self-employed contributors.
By following the steps outlined above, you can easily make your monthly contributions and keep your NHIF account up to date. Remember to keep the required documents on hand for NHIF registration and keep track of your payment status by checking your account regularly.