The national hospital and insurance fund has moved to revise the contributions made by top earners who contribute to the State run insurance scheme.
The insurer Revised the controversial law that will see officers earning KSH 100000 or more pay more in monthly contributions, signaling a heavy financial burden on teachers, Civil servants and those in the private sector who are enrolled to the scheme.
Prior to the august 9 general election, NHIF published the new rates but were rejected by Parliament.
According to the fund, workers earning above KSH 100000 will be required to pay 1.7 percent of their pay to the insurance scheme.
With the backing of president William Ruto, NHIF is now seeking public input before facing Parliament for approval.
Currently, all workers earning more than KSH 100,000 contribute a maximum of KSH 1700 per month.
Those on the informal sector on the other hand only contribute a flat rate of KSH 500 per month which translates to KSH 6000 per year.
With president Ruto having a Majority members in Parliament, the revised rates are likely to be passed into law
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