Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance – Do I really need it?

An informational article by Shmuel Weinstein.

Please note: This article is for informational purposes only. All coverages are solely according to the insurance companies policy conditions.

In a Nutshell

Israel offers excellent health care. People of means come from all over the world to Israel to benefit from such care. The problem is that the average Israeli citizen has little access to such care, as it is very expensive and is not available through the socialized Israel medical system.

There are only two ways to access the top quality health care in Israel. You can pay cash out of pocket or you can purchase a quite reasonably priced high benefit private health care policy.

The major benefits that a private health insurance policy will give you and your family are:

  • Full coverage for Private surgery with the surgeon of your choice both in Israel and abroad.
  • Full coverage for Transplants abroad
  • Full coverage for Medications not covered in the Ministry of Health’s “basket of medical services”. A small monthly co-payment may apply.
  • Private testing and diagnostics.
  • The ability to see private specialists

You and your family will not have these benefits without a private health plan, even if you have chosen the Israeli health fund’s top upgrade package

Over the years I have sifted through and chosen the best health insurance products from the top Israeli insurance companies that will protect your family in time of need at a price that you can afford. To receive information on private health insurance based on your particular needs.

This is really all you need to know. But if the subject interests you and you want a short yet relatively comprehensive explanation of how health insurance works in Israel check out my article, “Health insurance in Israel and the need for a private health care policy in brief”.