Upon admission in hospital an NHIF member is accorded services and the hospital makes a claim to the Fund for reimbursement.
An in-patient cover for the contributor, declared spouse and children.
NHIF registers all eligible members from both the formal and informal sector. For those in the formal sector, it is compulsory to be a member. For those in the informal sector and retirees, membership is open and voluntary.
Under the law, all persons resident in Kenya, over 18 years and whose total income is not less than Kshs. 1,000 in any given month are required to contribute to the Fund irrespective of whether the spouse is a contributor or not.