Management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is threatening to take legal action against employers who have not been paying their monthly contributions to the scheme.
The NHI gave the notice while making specific note of employers they describe as ‘chronic defaulters’.
Chronic defaulters are employers who might have paid outstanding contributions but later allowed another large balance to accumulate again.
While noting that the NHI is currently drafting letters to delinquent employers, head of the scheme’s compliance team Susan Daly said: “NHI contributions are mandatory by law and are due within the first 14 days of the end of each month. The legislation empowers NHI to seek legal advice and take the necessary legal action for those chronic defaulters”.
Under the law, employers are required to pay 7.5
Half of that amount comes from the employee’s pay, and the employer is required to pay the other half (3.75
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