In an effort to reduce the time and cost associated with membership registration and renewal on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the NHIS introduced membership renewal and payment through mobile money. This is expected to increase enrolment and retention on the scheme.
Results from logistic regression indicate that urban area, education –basic, secondary and tertiary, and formal and informal employees are significant predictors for patronage of the new membership renewal and premium payment system.
Calls cost 7p per minute
Many helpline numbers start with ’03’, and the cost of calling them from a landline is generally no more than calls to geographic (01 or 02) numbers. However, if you’re on a mobile phone call charges can vary considerably. Check with your mobile provider for details. Calls to 03 numbers are usually included in any inclusive call packages you may have.
However, if you don’t have any inclusive minutes on your contract or are on a pay-per-call plan, then it can cost between 3p and 55p for a one-minute call. This is because there’s an access charge from your phone company to the number provider, and a service charge set by the organisation you’re calling.
The UK’s premium rate numbers are regulated by Phone-paid Services Authority, which sets codes of practice for companies that offer these types of calls. You must ensure that your business adheres to these rules, or you risk being fined.
It’s also important to be clear about the cost of your call, whether it’s a standard telephone number or a premium rate number. It’s a common practice for cold callers to hide the cost of their calls by using a premium rate number. This can lead to people being charged a lot of money for calls they didn’t agree to.
The European Union’s new regulations aim to eliminate this type of call-back pricing, but its effectiveness varies from country to country. In the meantime, some consumers are finding ways to avoid these costs. One example is a Leeds man who paid for his own 0871 line to make it expensive for marketing firms to call him. He says he has made PS300 so far from the scheme. A similar approach could be used for other issues, such as helping customers reclaim PPI or install solar panels.
Calls to this number are free.
The ביטוח לאומי טלפון number (NI) is a unique personal identification number that has to be used when working in the UK. It is also used as a reference in HMRC correspondence and when applying for tax-efficient products such as Individual Savings Accounts.
Call this helpline if you have any questions about your NI number or if you think you are a victim of fraud. The line is open from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. This service is free.
You can also contact this number to find out if you are eligible for a NI number. You may need to go to an appointment and provide proof of identity such as a passport, driving licence, birth certificate, or bank statements. The application process can take up to 16 working days.
Until 1975, the suffixes A, B, C, and D at the end of the NI number indicated the duration of a contribution period for sickness, unemployment, widow’s, or other benefits. The NI number was divided into 16 sections and each section was administered by one clerk. Each section was assigned a general index with millions of small RF2 slips containing the name(s), date of birth, and NI number of each person.
Remember to never give out your NI number over the phone, and be wary of anyone who asks you for it in response to a telephone or email request. Never respond to unsolicited requests for your personal or financial details, even if they are made by someone pretending to be from HMRC.
Calls to this number are confidential.
A National Insurance number (NINO) is a unique number that identifies you as an individual within the UK system. It is used to keep a record of all your NI contributions and tax deductions. It is also a reference number on payslips and P60 forms and official letters about tax, benefits and pensions.
You get a NINO when you start working in the UK. If you’re under 16, your parents will apply for your NI number on your behalf, and it’ll arrive shortly before your 16th birthday. You’ll need to tell HMRC about any changes that affect your NI number – such as when you get married or divorced, move house or become a widow. These changes help us to ensure your NI contributions are correctly recorded.
When you get a new job, your employer will ask you for your NI number. This is because they have a legal obligation to check that you have the right to work in the UK before paying you. Your NI number will also help you claim tax credits, child benefit and other state benefits.
Fraudsters can use your NI number for a variety of purposes. For example, they might use it to steal your identity, illegally claim Government benefits in your name or take out financial products such as loans.
It’s important to report any suspicious calls you receive to Action Fraud. They can use the information you report – like the name and address of the caller, as well as any numbers they’re told to call back – to help stop illegal calls and scams.
You can also use this helpline to ask HMRC questions about your NI number. You can also contact them if you have general enquiries about taxes and benefits. They’ll reply by phone or post.