All Serving and Retired Military personnel are eligible to register one spouse and four biological children of 18 years and below as provided for in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) guidelines Dependants (i.e. spouse and children) of deceased personnel are also eligible.
This is a descrption of the working processes behind the scheme:
The Federal Government is responsible for the full payment of the contributions. No deduction is made from the salary of the serving or pension of the retired personnel.
You can visit the nearest military hospital or healthcare provider with your military ID card. You can also call DHML or the NHIS desk officer at the healthcare facility where you are registered.
Yes. Your parents however have to be categorized by DHML (upcoming) and you pay a premium for them in accordance with their category.
Yes. DHML has over 460 (300 civilian and 160 military) primary healthcare providers and 157 (124 civilian and 33 military) secondary/tertiary health care providers spread over the entire country. DHML also has offices in 22 states of the country.