Kenyans and employers who are contributors to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will now be required to make their payments through the official government Paybill number 222222.

This is after the national health insurer announced that all payments should be made to the Paybill with immediate effect as per the President’s directive.

“The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) notifies all members and employers that effective immediately, all NHIF payments through mobile money platforms shall only be made through the government Pay bill number 222222,” NHIF CEO Elijah Wachira said.

“This is in line with the Kenya Gazette No 16008 of 2022 and the Presidential directive designating the use of Pay bill number 222222 as the government’s single payment platform,” he added.

Under the new payment mode, Nhif members who wish to pay their contributions to the fund will be required to enter the paybill number then use NHIFM-ID number as the account number or NHIFP-ID Number if they are paying for any penalties accrued.

Employers on the other hand will make their contributions by entering the paybill number then enter NHIFE-Eslip number as the account number for contributions and NHIFEP-employer code for penalties.