Health Insurance Scheme provides coverage for medical/health care services. With focus to ensure quality health care services to employees in the public, private, other groups, is available, accessible and affordable to members and their respective legal dependents, the National Health Insurance Fund as was established as a Public institution under the Act No.8 of 1999 [CAP 395 As Amended]
According to the NHIF Act, employers and employees in the public sector are obliged to register themselves and contribute to the Fund a total of six per centum of each employee’s monthly basic salary which is equally shared between employer and employee. The Fund has put in place a separate contribution arrangement for other special groups such as students, clergy, associations and private individuals registered by the Fund.
Community Health Fund
Community Health Fund (CHF) is a voluntary scheme established by the Act No. 1 of 2001. CHF is a pre-payment council based scheme aimed at facilitating the community to access health care at an affordable premium that is determined by the community itself.
Currently, a total of 164 CHFs have been registered by the authority.