The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has been instrumental in providing accessible medical services to Kenyans in times of need. As a vital institution governed by Act No. 9 of 1998, NHIF has evolved over the years. One aspect that has seen changes is NHIF dependent registration. This guide outlines the process of adding your dependents to your NHIF cover.

Required Documentation: Before visiting NHIF offices or Huduma Centre for dependent registration, ensure you have the following documents:

  1. Copy of your National ID.
  2. Copy of your spouse’s National ID.
  3. Photocopy of marriage certificate or sworn affidavit for traditional unions.
  4. Birth certificate or birth notification for children below six months.
  5. Colored passport-sized photos for your dependents.

Steps to Add Dependents to Your NHIF Cover: Follow these steps to amend your NHIF card and add your dependents:

Step 1: Obtain the NHIF amendment form from any NHIF branch, Huduma Centre, or download it online.

Step 2: Complete the form, clearly indicating the amendments needed, specifically adding dependents to your NHIF cover. Sign the form to confirm the accuracy of the information provided.

Step 3: Attach all required documents to the NHIF dependent registration form.

Step 4: Visit any NHIF branch or Huduma Centre and submit the completed forms to the relevant officer. The officer will verify the documents and update the information in the system, including the details of your dependents.

Conclusion: Ensure you have all the necessary documents and follow the steps outlined above to add your spouse and children to your NHIF cover. By doing so, you secure comprehensive healthcare benefits for your entire family. NHIF continues to be a pillar of support in providing affordable and accessible medical services to Kenyans, safeguarding their health and well-being.

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