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Kenyans can now check their NHIF contribution status via their phones, thanks to modern technology. Read on to learn how.
Illnesses usually come when we least expect them, and they can easily lead to enormous financial stress, especially if you live in Kenya. Since we can't always rely on fundraisers whenever we need financial help, it's best to be prepared with health insurance if an unforeseen illness comes knocking. The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is undoubtedly one of the best preventive healthcare measures that the government of Kenya has put in place to help Kenyans pay for individual and dependent medical expenses.
Whether you're on payroll or self-employed, you can make a monthly contribution to NHIF via a bank account or M-Pesa pay bill to access affordable or sometimes free medical services in any NHIF-accredited outpatient hospital. Even though NHIF is simple, Kenyans still have many questions, including 'how do I check my NHIF contribution status?'
Generally, there are three ways you can check your NHIF status. For instance, you can visit one of the NHIF offices in Nairobi and have an attendant provide you with all the details you need. Fortunately, this is no longer trending. Kenyans can now check their NHIF contribution status via their phones, thanks to modern technology.
Read on to learn how.
The NHIF has an official website to access information regarding its services and operations. Nowadays, you can check your NHIF account status online using the NHIF self-care website (www.nhif.or.ke) to save yourself the hassle of standing in line at one of the NHIF offices. Here is a step-by-step procedure on how to do it:
Mobile phones are electronic devices that have taken centre stage in the lives of many Kenyans. On top of accessing social media platforms and entertainment, you can also use your mobile phone and ID number to check your NHIF status. It is as simple as using a USSD code.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to go about it:
The NHIF will send you a text message with your employer's name and the last time you made your monthly payment. While this service is simple and effective, it will cost you Ksh.10 in airtime as a service charge. It works for Safaricom and Airtel customers.
An alternative way of checking your NHIF status is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. However, this service usually takes a while since it requires a human correspond to check your details and email them back. After a few hours or days, you'll receive a statement in PDF form bearing your NHIF status.
If you've been making your NHIF monthly contributions, the above tips are meant to make it easier and faster for you to check your NHIF payments, status, and arrears from the comfort of your home. When you understand these steps, you'll no longer have to take time off your busy schedule to visit an office for your NHIF statement.
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