According to a legal notice dated February 6, and which was signed by NHIF chief executive Simon Ole Kirgotty, the contributions will ascent in a graduated structure that will see high-income earners’ deductions rise by up to 431 per cent.
Individuals earning Sh5,999 and below will contribute Sh150 while those earning Sh100,000 and above will pay the highest amount at Sh1,700.
The self-employed, who have been making monthly contributions of Sh160, will start paying Sh500 beginning April 1, 2015.
Most formal workers have been paying Sh320 per month since 1988 when the rates were last reviewed.
1.) NHIF will limit the outpatient, inpatient and maternity services to all public hospitals and low-cost private hospitals.
3.) All formally employed workers are obligated to contribute to NHIF through a monthly deduction on their payslips, even for those that have their employer-sponsored health insurance schemes.
4.) Anybody who is not in employment will be considered “self-employed”.
WHAT YOU WILL PAY
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