how to pay nhif via mpesa

How to pay NHIF via MPESA: A step by step guide

Stuck on how to pay NHIF via MPESA? Worry less for we have got you covered. Read on to have an insight on how you can make NHIF payments through Mpesa.

NHIF is a Kenyan health parasternal that helps citizens enjoy a medical cover at relatively low prices. Every member is expected to contribute a certain amount per month in accordance with his/her monthly earnings. Failing to pay this monthly fee attracts NHIF penalties for late payments. Below is a step by step guide on how to pay NHIF through Mpesa.


How to pay NHIF via Mpesa

If you are employed, your NHIF payments are generally deducted from your salary so no need to pay again. If you are self-employed, then you must pay your NHIF monthly contributions either through any bank, online or Mpesa. Let’s jump into the step by step guide on how to pay NHIF through Mpesa.

  1. Open your SIM Toolkit.

If you are using an Android phone, navigate to your app list then search for the name of the application, click on it so that it can start up. If you are using any other OS, go to your sim card menu.

  1. Select the line you want to use for the transaction.

If you use a dual smartphone, then you will be prompted to select either line 1 or 2. Choose the Simcard you want to make payments with.

  1. Choose Mpesa option.

Next, you will have to select the Mpesa option that will appear on the next screen so that you can be able to access the menu to pay NHIF.

  1. Select Lipa na Mpesa

Scroll down and select the second last option and then move to the next step.

  1. Click on the “Paybill” option

You will be prompted to enter the NHIF paybill no.  Key in the following number 200222 and click on the “OK.”

  1. Enter your National ID

You will be required to enter an account number. Enter your ID number and move to the next step. If you are paying on behalf of another person, don’t use your ID no. but instead, use theirs.

  1. Input the amount you would like to contribute

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  1. Key in your Mpesa pin.

Wait for a confirmation message, check whether you are sending the money to NHIF. Also, confirm if you have entered the correct ID no. If you find out that you keyed in the wrong information, don’t panic, reply with any letter and repeat the procedure more carefully.

Paying NHIF through Mpesa is such simple. You don’t need any internet connection or technical knowledge to make your monthly contribution payments. If you were actively looking for a guide on how to pay NHIF via Mpesa, we hope that the information above has helped you. If you have any questions or comments, drop them in the comments section below.