The first thing you need to do when changing your NHIF dependents is to obtain the necessary forms from your nearest NHIF branch or Huduma Centre. Ensure that the documents you submit are correct and complete, and that you sign the documents to confirm the information is correct. Next, visit the nearest NHIF office to have the required documents verified. Then, fill in the “for official use only” section on the form, stating that you want the new information to be entered into your account. Your NHIF account will be updated immediately with the new dependents information.
You can change the dependents on your NHIF account by dialing the *155# on your mobile phone. It is normally done on a quarterly basis for the Supa Cover category, and twice a year for civil servants. You can also visit your nearest NHIF service point to make the necessary changes. You can also visit the NHIF customer care center to update your NHIF account.
After you log in to your NHIF account, choose the dependents you want to change. This is usually done quarterly or twice a year. If you are a civil servant, you can change your dependents once every two years, and then if you are a student, you can do so yearly. If you are a student, you can also change the NHIF outpatient facility you’re attending to change the name of your child. You can also change your dependents on your PHSA if they’re a child or a dependent of yours.
In addition to the details listed above, you need to submit birth notifications or certificates for children under six months old. All other dependents must have a passport-sized photo. Generally, this information is updated once every quarter, and civil servants can change their NHIF hospitals only twice a year. You can also visit an NHIF service point to make the necessary changes. This is the best way to change the dependents on your NHIF account.
The NHIF amendment form is available for all dependents, whether they are children or adults. If the changes are to your spouse or children, they must be listed separately. If you’re a parent, it is important to update the dependents’ birth certificate as well. Changing the status of a child on the NHIF is a necessity. If you are a civil servant, the birth notification is required as proof of your relationship.
You can change the NHIF dependents’ names by dialing *155# on your mobile phone. In the Supa Cover category, you can change the name of each dependent only once a year. However, if you are a civil servant, you can only update the names of your dependents once. During this time, your NHIF accounts will be updated with the new details.