List of updated NHIF rates 2019


Please read on to find the updated list of nhif Rates for 2019. As you all know, NHIF Kenya is a State-owned Parastatal established in 1966 as a department under the Ministry of Health. It was later transformed into a state of a corporation to improve its effectiveness and efficiency.

Its primary mandate is to provide accessible and affordable medical insurance cover to all its members and their declared dependents i.e spouse and children.

How NHIF Rates are calculated

The nhif rates and benefits calculation is based on gross income. With the introduction of new rates, the lowest contribution shall be KShs 150 per month on monthly income up to KShs 5,999. While the highest contribution shall be KShs 1,700 on a monthly income over KShs 100,000 as shown in the table below.

NHIF Kenya has also Provides Ambulance Evacuation Services to all members for the same rates. The ambulances services will be available to members who need emergency medical treatment from their homes or in road accidents.

You don’t need to get on a Bicycle, boda-boda or taxi to rush to the hospital in time of an emergency. Call the Red Cross toll-free Helpline – 1199 – at any time of day or night to get this service. Check how to register for NHIF

NHIF Rates for self employed

Self-employed or workers in the informal sector are required by law to contribute a monthly Ksh 500 effective 1st June 2015. Outpatient cover services included in these new nhif rates are:

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

Must Read: Check NHIF Balance

Table of NHIF Rates

These are the premium New NHIF rates and benefits as of today. For a list of NHIF Kenya accredited hospital click here

Salary Bracket in KshMonthly Contribution In Ksh
0 – 5,999150
6,000 – 7,999300
8,000 – 11,999400
12,000 – 14,999500
15,000 – 19,999650
20,000 – 24,999750
25,000 – 29,999850
30,000 – 34,999900
35,000 – 39,0000950
40,000 – 44,9991,000
45,000 – 49,0001,100
50,000 – 59,9991,200
60,000 – 69,9991,300
70,000 – 79,9991,400
80,000 – 89,9991,500
90,000 – 99,9991,600
100,000 and Above1,700
Self Employed (Special Type)500


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  1. I tried to check my NHIF contribution via SMS twice today and a message came back without the full date and amount contributed. How can I know my contribution?

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