New NHIF New Rates Effective from April 1st 2015, Grouped by Gross Income

The NHIF new rates mean that Kenyans who work in the formal sector will now pay higher National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) monthly contributions. The NHIF management adopted new NHIF rates in a NHIF rates gazette notice of 6th February 2015.

Monthly NHIF contributions are compulsory for formal sector workers. However,  Workers in the informal sector can also apply voluntarily, including those Kenyans who have retired.

This new NHIF new rates have become necessary as the old NHIF structure only provided in-patient medical cover. The NHIF new rates are intended to give NHIF members both in-patient and out-patient cover. These new NHIF rates would have come into effect in July 2010 but were delayed by a court case. Out-patient cover services included in these NHIF new rates include:

Out-patient cover services included in these NHIF new rates include:

  • Family planning
  • Drugs and medicines
  • General consultation with general medical practitioners
  • Prescribed Laboratory tests and Lab investigations
  • Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Prescribed ultra sound diagnosis and X-ray
  • Treatment, dressing and diagnostic testing
  • Clinical counseling services
  • Post-natal and ante-natal health care
  • Health and wellness education and many More

Also Read:  How to Pay NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) through Mpesa Paybill Number

NHIF New Rates Effective Date is April 1st 2015

These are the premium NHIF new rates, also available on the NHIF official website:

Gross Income (Ksh) Monthly NHIF Premium (Ksh)
0-5,999 150
6,000 – 7,999 300
8,000 – 11,999 400
12,000 – 14,999 500
15,000 – 19,999 600
20,000 – 24,999 750
25,000 – 29,999 850
30,000 – 34,999 900
35,000 – 39,999 950
40,000 – 44,999 1,000
45,000 – 49,999 1,100
50,000 – 59,999 1,200
60,000 – 69,999 1,300
70,000 – 79,999 1,400
80,000 – 89,999 1,500
90,000 – 99,999 1,600
100,000 and above 1,700
Self Employed (special) 500


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