Unlike national health insurance delivered by the health funds and the Misrad Habriut, insurance companies sell policies expanding the basic package of services, offering additional layers, and providing a level of service that the basic package omits, including private health services such as long-term care. These policies can be examined independently via registered insurance agents, as well as compared to the supplemental plans offered by your Kupat Cholim.
The private insurance companies are regulated by the Finance Ministry, and in the year 2000 they released the following aid to the consumer, explaining the types of policies available and offering advice and tools for comparison:
Buying Health Insurance in Israel (Use the tools at the bottom to download, zoom, or view in full screen)
[...] Long Term Care Insurance is a private insurance policy, you can compare the terms of the proposed policy from the Kupat Cholim to any other policy offered by a private insurance [...]