what is the procedure to add spouse and children to your NHIF card ? well here is the information
Note: For first time NHIF card applicants, all you need is the spouse ID card and 2 passports
For children , birth certificates for children are required together with their passports. For children under age of 6 months, a birth notification can be used.
HOW TO ADD OR CHANGE SPOUSE AFTER REGISTRATION OF NHIF
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is now demanding proof of marriage before accepting applications to include spouses in the cover.
The new measure, aimed at checking rampant fraud, spells doom for thousands of couples who have been living together as husband and wife but without marriage certificates.
NHIF BENEFICIARIES REQUIREMENTS
Here is how to add NHIF beneficiaries
1. Copy of your ID
2. Spouse ID card
3. Photocopy of your marriage certificate or a sworn affidavit from the magistrates’ court.It must be from court and not from lawyers as it used to be.
2 passports of your spouse are also needed.
4. For children birth certificate is required and for those of less than 6 months, birth notification can be used.
5. Fill out the NHIF form number 26(APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT/UPDATES.it can be accessed at nearest NHIF offices or huduma center .
The NHIF strictly demands that an affidavit showing proof of marriage should not be from a lawyer but from a magistrate’s court.
The NHIF says the requirement was not entirely new as applicants have always been asked to produce such documents.
But it has now been made mandatory after it was discovered that some contributors included their girlfriends and mistresses as beneficiaries.
NHIF spouse registration online