Health Insurance for Retirees

The National Health Insurance Fund began to provide medical benefit for retirees since 01 July, 2009.These benefit is provided to a retiree who was a member of the Fund and his/her legal partner (wife or husband) to get medical care for the rest of their lives without any more contribution. Note that, this benefit does not include other dependents.

Who Is A Retired Member?

An employee (from public or private institution registered by the Fund) who has been a member of NHIF not less than 10 years (120 Months) before retirement. This does not include members from other categories like private members, clergies and mutual group..

A retiree member must have 55 years age for voluntary retirement or statutory retirement age of 60 years. To qualify as a retiree member one must have contributed to the Scheme for minimum of 120 months (10 years).

Member who retires voluntarily or by law before he attained 120 months of subscription shall top up the remaining months in order to gain access to the retirees benefits package.

Registration Process

  • -A retired member shall return all the original NHIF Identity cards which includes his/her spouse and other dependents to the nearest NHIF offices ;
  • -A retired member shall fill in the retiree registration form.
  • -Retiree shall submit one recent passport size photographs of him and his/her spouse for ID card process;
  • -Retirees shall submit a letter of retirement to confirm the cessation of his/her service. For councilors, they must submit certificate of service from the council
Cessation of Membership
- Retiree membership will cease due to death.