In changes aimed at protecting Kenyan workers, Kenyan employees will now be compensated for hospital bills incurred whenever their employers fail to remit their contributions to the National Health Insurance Fund cover. This comes after MPs amended the NHIF Act which will now force employers including county governments, state agencies and businesses to compensate their employees for paying medical bills out of pocket due to the suspension of the insurance cover.
On 20th August 2021, Court of Appeal nullify BBI case, after confirming it that correct protocols was not followed in its formation. Even when it was withdrawn, BBI initiatives match with petition to Supreme Court to challenge the decision made by court of Appeal. However, the issue has cease for a while but Members of Parliament still debating about BBI where some of those who do not support it said the only aim and purpose of BBI Bill is Sharing Position.
Kenyans are required to pay a mandatory remittance to the National Hospital Insurance Fund. The agreement is that each individual to pay ksh.500 per month, which amounts to ksh.6000 per year. The changes in the NHIF Act was approved by the members of National Assembly. Any Kenyan who is 18 years and above is compelled to pay ksh.500.
All Kenyans will be compelled to be members of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) with employers toping up contributions of those who pay less than Sh500 monthly. MPs last evening approved changes to the NHIF Act, which now makes it compulsory for every Kenyan above 18 years to contribute to the fund.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is considering changes to increase the net pay of salaried employees. The modifications are in accordance with various tax laws that went into effect on July 1 following the passage of the Finance Act 2021. Employees will receive a 15% reduction in their NHIF contributions beginning in January of next year, according to the new changes.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is making potential changes aimed at increasing the net pay to salaried employees. The changes are in accordance with various taxation laws that took effect on July 1 after the enactment of the Finance Act 2021. According to the new changes, employees are expected to enjoy 15 percent relief on their NHIF contributions coming January next year.