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Why Do I Need Private Health Insurance in a Socialized Medical System?

Israel boasts one of the world’s best socialized healthcare systems and yet, many Israelis choose to pay extra for private insurance policies to supplement the government-sponsored plans. If the quality of medical care is high, how come so many opt to spend extra? The Israeli healthcare system works through four major insurance carriers (HMOs): Maccabi, [...]
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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Impacting Health and Life Insurance in Israel

Coronavirus.  This microscopic organism has dominated the news since the outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Going national and then international, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020 by the World Health Organization.  The impact on health and lifestyle here in Israel (and in many nations worldwide) has been [...]

How 5 shekel could save you thousands

How 5 shekel could save you thousands

By Danny Newman, Branch Manager – Beit Shemesh,Goldfus Insurance

Case Study 1:

Baruch is 39 years old, father of 4 and husband to Sarah (38). Baruch is a successful self employed carpenter specialising in building kitchens. He earns approximately NIS 18,000 a month.

How changes in January 2014 will affect new private health policies

How changes in January 2014 will affect new private health policies

By Danny Newman, Branch Manager – Beit Shemesh, Goldfus Insurance

 

It is important to read the following article before the end of December 2013 if you are considering private health insurance, have recently made Aliyah or have new additions to the family who are not yet covered on your existing health policy.

Government reforms are going to change your Kupat Holim coverage; are you prepared?

Government reforms are going to change your Kupat Holim coverage; are you prepared?

By Danny Newman, Branch Manager – Ramat Beit Shemesh, Goldfus Insurance & Investment

 

In recent months, there has been a push by the Minister for Health, Yael German, to implement reforms that will affect both the public and private health insurance systems in Israel.

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