People switch their kupat cholim for various reasons.
Why would I switch?
You may want to consider switching if:
- You have moved and one kupah offers better treatment options in your new community.
- You got married and want your new family to all have the same kupat cholim to make it more convenient.
- You’ve done your research and found that a supplemental insurance option offered by another kupah covers services or treatments that are more relevant to your needs.
For some things to consider when choosing a kupat cholim or considering a switch, check out “Question: Changing Your Kupat Cholim?”.
What should I know about switching?
- Anyone who is a member of a kupat cholim has the right to switch in accordance with the relevant procedures and regulations (see below).
- When switching health plans, the coverage provided by an additional health services plan (supplemental insurance) is generally retained in the new health plan and at the same level without requiring a waiting period, though this should always be verified before actually making the switch.
- Switching may be done simply by going to the post office, paying a nominal fee, filling out the required form and handing it in there. There is also an online option through the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) website.