NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) is a crucial healthcare initiative in Kenya, providing medical cover to Kenyan residents above 18 years. Originally designed for civil servants, NHIF is now accessible to all Kenyan residents. With the advent of technology, applicants can conveniently register online. This guide outlines the steps to complete the online NHIF registration for self-employed individuals.

Importance of NHIF Cover: Joining NHIF comes with several benefits, including highly subsidized hospital bills, emergency medical coverage, and medical benefits for your spouse and registered dependents.

Documents Needed for Registration: Before beginning the online registration process, ensure you have the following documents:

  1. Scanned copy of your original ID.
  2. Scanned copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable).
  3. Recent and clear passport-sized photos of you and your spouse (if applicable).
  4. For foreign residents, scanned copy of your passport or alien certificate and a current passport photo.

Steps to Register Online: Follow these steps to register for NHIF online:

  1. Visit the official NHIF website at http://www.nhif.or.ke/healthinsurance/registeronline.
  2. Click on the “Self Employed” tab on the dashboard menu.
  3. Select your identification type (Kenyan Citizen or Alien Identity Card).
  4. Fill in the required details on the form accurately.
  5. Upload the scanned copies of your ID card or passport and passport photo.
  6. Attach your marriage certificate if applicable.
  7. Review all the details and click “Save” to submit your application.

Confirmation and Contributions: After successful application, NHIF will send you an SMS to confirm your registration status. You can start making your monthly contributions of Ksh 500.

Additional Information: Please note that online registration doesn’t support spousal and dependents’ registration. If you wish to include your spouse and dependents in the cover, visit any NHIF office near you with the necessary documents.

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Join NHIF today and enjoy the benefits of affordable healthcare and peace of mind for you and your family.