Want to know your NHIF contribution status? Here’s how to find out

In our Previous article on what is NHIF and how to apply for it, we highlighted a few areas including

-Eligibility for the cover

-Benefits (inpatient and outpatient)

-Registration requirements

-Payment options

-Contribution rates

In this article, we will show you how to know your contribution status for the cover If you are an NHIF member.

ID xx xx xx xx
(Where xx xx xx xx) is your ID number)

You will receive an SMS reply indicating your;

-Membership number


-ID number

-Year of birth

-Employer name (If employed)

-Last contribution


What is National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)? and how to apply for it


Name: National Health Insurance Fund

Acronym: NHIF

Founded: 1966

Position: State Parastatal


  • Provide medical insurance cover to all its members and their declared dependants (spouse and children).

Eligible persons include:

  • Kenyan resident (includes foreigners permitted to study or work in Kenya)
  • Attained the minimum age of 18 years
  • Earns an income from Kenya (employed/self employed)
  • Earns an income of more than kshs.1000 per month
  • Works under a contract or casual basis
  • Volunteer contributors

NOTE: NHIF is COMPULSORY to all those in the formal sector but VOLUNTARY to those in the informal sector or retired persons.

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