The National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment)Act, 2022: Impact on Employers


The President of Kenya assented to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Act, 2022 “the Amendment Act” on 10th of January 2022 and the provisions of the Amendment Act came into force on 28th of January 2022.

The Amendment Act seeks to expand NHIF’s mandate to offer universal health coverage for all by increasing its methods of raising revenue by, among others, requiring all government and private employers to match the contributions made by their employees.

In this article, we address changes that impact on employers. We encourage employers to familiarize themselves with their new obligations under the Amendment Act so as to prepare to comply and avoid the hefty new penalties/fines.

We have provided a full analysis of the Amendment Act that can be accessed here.

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