The government has introduced stern measures to ensure that all Kenyans acquire the imminent NHIF cover in order to ensure smooth facilitation of the recently launched Universal Healthcare Coverage national scale up.
According to the National Health Insurance Fund (Contribution) Regulations, 2022 published by the Ministry of Health in close consultation with the NHIF board, kenyans without NHIF cover will not be entitled to receive any state service and a fine slap worth Ksh 20000 will take course.
“All kenyans aged 18 and above shall be a registered contributor or beneficiary of NHIF always when seeking any government service,” one of the regulations state.
The established mandatory NHIF registrstion will see a myriad number of kenyans enroll in to the NHIF scheme. This will see a drastic increase in the membership. Reception of state service only after availing the NHIF card requirement will also stimulate kenyans to acquire NHIF cover.