Teachers employed by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have till this end month to make changes to their dependants list if they so wish.
AON Minet said teachers have till October 31, 2021 to add or remove dependants in their register.
AON Minet is one of the largest insurance providers in the country. TSC has in its workforce 340,000 teachers in 30,000 public primary and post-primary schools who are covered by AON Minet.
However the insurer said changes made on the dependants list will take effect in December.
AON Minet only allows teachers to make changes on their dependants list during the end of a policy year.
“Dear Mwalimu, you have until October 31, 2021 to make changes to your dependants list. Select changes of dependants from the main menu at https://collaborationkenya.minet.com/tsc and follow the process. All changes will take effect in the month of December. For any clarification call 1528,” read a message sent to a teacher by MinetKenya.
The teachers pay for the medical cover through their payslip deductions. TSC teachers don’t get their medical allowance which is channeled towards the cover.
Some teachers are however want TSC to make medical allowance available on their payslip saying they don’t know how much they are paid as medical allowance.
The cover cost TSC Sh9 billion in 2019, Sh12 billion in 2020 and Sh14 billion this year.
Teachers will be required to upload a birth certificate for children below eighteen years or a birth notification for children born recently.
For married teachers they will upload a marriage certificate or a sworn affidavit. They will also be required to upload their spouses ID cards.
Teachers with children in college or university or high school who are adults with eighteen years and above are required to upload there original ID cards or school ID card as prove. For those with disabled children a disability card is required.
Teachers with many wives are advised to take advantage of NHIF to register the other wife to continue enjoying better health benefits.