In an effort to improve NHIS membership enrollment and retention rates, the NHIS introduced the mobile phone payment system. This method is expected to reduce opportunity costs associated with membership renewal and premium payment.
This study used a prospective cross-sectional survey to collect data from 1195 respondents. The data was analyzed using logistic regression. The results of the analysis showed that residing in urban areas, individuals with secondary and tertiary education, informal employees and females were more likely to patronize the NHIS mobile payment system.
Getting your number
You’ll normally get sent your National Insurance (NI) number, which looks something like AB123456C, just before your 16th birthday. It stays the same for your whole life and keeps a record of all your National Insurance contributions, which can qualify you for benefits and a state pension. It’s also used by HMRC for tax and benefits purposes. It’s important to keep it safe, just as you would other personal data. You’ll need your NI number to work, apply for certain benefits or use your bank account or ISA savings accounts.
You can find out your NI number by logging into your online Personal Tax Account or by calling the HMRC helpline. You can also ask HMRC to post it to you if you’re in England, Scotland or Wales. If you’re in Northern Ireland, call the NI Registrations helpline instead.
You’ll need to prove your identity when you call the helpline or get a letter from HMRC. You’ll need to provide some evidence of your identity, such as a passport or driving licence, and you can use digital photos to do this. If you don’t have any of these documents, you can contact the helpline or send HMRC a written request for your NI number. It may take up to 15 working days for HMRC to post it to you.
Using your number
HMRC uses your NI number to make sure that National Insurance contributions and tax records are linked to your name. It appears on your payslip, P60 and tax return, and on official letters about tax, benefits or pensions. You can use your NI number to contact HMRC by phone or write to them about National Insurance queries except complaints. You can also use your NI number to trace any missing NI cards or accounts.
What is a NI number?
Changing your number
The NI number is a unique reference code that records National Insurance contributions and credits. It also forms part of your identity. You should always quote your NI number correctly when you start work and when you make tax payments. This will ensure that the correct NI contributions are paid and that you get your right entitlements. You can also use your NI number as your account ID when you contact HMRC.
You can get your NI number by applying online or by calling the HMRC helpline. You will be asked to provide proof of your identity and it may take up to 16 working days to receive it. If you are in Northern Ireland, you will need to attend an interview at a Jobcentre Plus or processing centre.
Your NI number will not change, even if you move abroad or marry. However, you should tell HMRC if you do change your name by deed poll so that they can update their records.
If you lose your NI number, you can get it back by writing to HMRC at the following address:
Getting in touch with HMRC
HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is the government organisation responsible for collecting taxes, National Insurance and a number of other duties. The money collected from these taxes helps provide important public services such as healthcare, education and housing. It also pays for benefits such as tax credits and unemployment support. HMRC is a huge agency with many divisions. If you need to contact them, it’s best to have a clear idea of which department you need to speak to and have the relevant information on hand.
The agency has a range of phone numbers for different inquiries, and they try to get you through as quickly as possible with a minimum of fuss. Calls are free from landlines and the cost of calls from mobile phones is relatively low. HMRC’s website also offers a number of options, such as a chat room and a virtual assistant. However, it’s worth remembering that these tools are not suitable for discussing sensitive or confidential issues.
If you need to speak to an advisor in person, HMRC can arrange a face-to-face meeting at your home or workplace. You can also appoint someone to deal with HMRC on your behalf, such as a friend or relative. The government recommends that you do this if you are unable to manage your tax affairs or cannot access a computer. ביטוח לאומי טלפון