Photo: National Health Insurance Fund building
If the national assembly passes a new bill on health, business owners will be required to pay for the NHIF charges for their employees.
According to a report by Business daily, the government intends to have employees paying the same amount of money as employers inline with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) policy.
Despite of the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled the businesses, employers will have to pay at least ksh25 billion to NHIF.
By the end of June 2020, NHIF had 8.898 million members with 452 million coming from the formal sector and 4.546 million drawn from the informal segment across the country.
Data from NHIF indicated that Kenyans contributed over Sh24.89 billion to the NHIF by financial year that ended in June 2017.
Actually, NHIF has a potential of becoming the richest government supported institution if the new bill is passed into law.
NHIF has supported Kenyans during desperate times as they have paid over Sh54.3 billion to hospitals as members’ claims.
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