Registering for a Health Fund (Kupat Holim) in Israel
Hebrew: רישום לקופת חולים בישראל
Registering for a Health Fund upon your arrival in Israel
All new immigrants (Heb. Olim) receive a voucher at the airport along with their Teudat Oleh, entitling them to six months free health insurance. Once you are employed, Health Insurance is taxed on your income (up to 4.8%). The employer’s portion is collected by the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), and passed on to the health insurance fund of the individual’s choice.
Health Fund registration services at Ben Gurion Airport
Other ways to register for a Health Fund
- You can register for a health fund, on-line, via the fund’s website. Please note that not all health funds have this facility on their site yet.
- You can contact you health fund by phone, and register with a customer service representative See our translations of the Health Funds Automated Answering Machines
- You can visit your health-fund main branch in your area, and register with them