Kenyans who o not have SHIF will miss out on many Government Services as well as risks being blacklisted. 


Kenyans will have to enrol in the new health insurance programme, under rules released by Susan Nakhumicha, Cabinet Secretary for Health.

Kenyans who do not have the new Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) would be prohibited from obtaining 11 essential government services, including marriage registration and driver's licence (DL) issuing.


Kenyans will have to enrol in the new health insurance programme, under rules released by Susan Nakhumicha, Cabinet Secretary for Health.


When applying for government positions, getting a motor vehicle registered, getting tax compliance certifications, or borrowing student loans from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), among other services, you will need documentation of your registration. 


The government has included various services, such as obtaining a passport and other travel documents, registering enterprises, and procuring products and services. 


Failing to register can also prevent someone from buying or selling real estate, as well as from receiving government support and subsidies.


If someone is asking government assistance from a public body, they must present their social health insurance number. 


Other compliance checks that the public officer or organisation may need to do include these.


One section of the rules said, "The public officer shall verify and confirm that the person's contributions are up to date upon production of the social health insurance number."


Furthermore, all institutions will have to demonstrate that they do, in fact, verify registration before providing services. 


Additionally, the service charters of the different institutions will provide a list of the check-before-service criteria.


"The Centralised Digital Platform Authority shall establish mechanisms for digital or online verification of the status of contributions."


The CS noted in the rules, "A person who requests information on the status of the social health insurance contribution and registration of an individual shall not use the information obtained for any unlawful purpose."


After registering, Kenyans would need to pay the insurance on a regular basis. 


Employees will contribute 2.75 percent of their gross monthly salary, with Kenyans living in informal settlements being obliged to contribute the same percentage of their family income each month.


Ksh300 will also be paid each month by jobless Kenyans over the age of 25. The government will cover the cost of insurance for families that are at risk.
 

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