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State mute on 2.75pc NHIF rate as new Fund kicks in

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The National Hospital Insurance Fund building in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG

The State has kept employees and employers guessing on how much they will pay to fund Kenya’s most ambitious social healthcare programme, days after appointing the board that will implement the plan.

This follows the delays in publishing the regulations that will reveal if the State will honour its promise to cap contributions at Sh5,000 in monthly deductions or stick with the 2.75 percent rate that will mean the most paid will contribute more to the fund.

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