NHIF insists it will implement new regulations on contributions

The National Hospital Insurance Fund insists it will implement its new regulations on contributions for the benefit of Kenyans.

NHIF Board Vice Chairman Roba Duba says the recommendations are in readiness for the Universal Health Coverage, and also focus on reducing the loopholes that have seen the fund marred with corruption scandals.

This comes two months after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the fund to halt the implementation of the set of new proposals it introduced in December, following public uproar.

In the proposed reforms, members were to wait for three months and pay a full year’s contribution, before being eligible for any benefits, while the waiting period was to be reviewed from two months to three months.

But the board insists it is necessary that the benefits scheme be based on acturial reports.