All Israeli residents who are not registered with a health care provider must choose and register with one of the funds.
Where can you register with Meuhedet?
According to the agreement signed between Meuhedet and the National Insurance Institute, new members can register with Meuhedet at post offices.
Who is required to register with a health care provider?
You must bring your identity card, so that your eligibility to register as a member of a health-care provider can be ascertained. In some cases, it may be necessary to register at
the National Insurance Institute.
Soldiers in compulsory service and in the standing army
- health services for soldiers in compulsory service and for those serving in the standing army are provided by the IDF. Demobilized soldiers will
continue to be members of the health-care providers they belonged to prior to joining the army. It is important to check that they are registered with the health-care provider.
- On arrival in Israel, new immigrants must register with the health-care provider of their choice. Their membership will be effective immediately.
Residents reaching the age of 18
- When residents reach the age of 18, they continue to be registered with the same health-care provider to which they previously belonged.
It is important to check that this is indeed the case. People between the ages of 18 and 18.5 who register to transfer to a different health-care provider will be transferred
to the new fund immediately (regardless of the transfer dates).
Children born in Israel and registered in the Population Register
- As a rule, the National Insurance Institute registers such children with the same health-care provider as the parent receiving their child
allowance (usually the mother). It is important to check with the health-care provider that the child has indeed been registered, and if not, ensure that it is done if. If the parent
receiving the child allowance is registered as a member of Meuhedet, the children may be registered with him or her. If the Meuhedet member is the parent that is not receiving the child
allowance, both parents must sign to confirm registration of the children. As noted, registration is done at the post office. Two parents who do not belong to the same health fund, and want
their children to be registered at the health-care provider of the parent who does not receive the child allowance, must submit a transfer notification form signed by the two of them, at
a post office branch.
Israeli residents staying abroad
- Israeli residents who spend time abroad and pay health insurance premiums regularly will remain registered with the health-care provider to which
they belonged before going abroad. It is advisable to verify registration. The rights of members going abroad for an extended period are not affected as long as they are considered
to be Israeli residents under the National Insurance Institute regulations.
For further inquiries, please contact your local NII branch
It is recommended that members going abroad continue paying NII premiums and Meuhedet Adif and Meuhedet C supplementary insurance premiums in order to retain continuity of their rights.
It should be emphasized that members staying abroad are not covered for medical treatment carried out there, and therefore it is advised to purchase an overseas travel insurance
policy. Such a policy can be arranged at Meuhedet branches or through the Meuhedet Direct hotline. Members going abroad for an extended period of time, who lose their status as
residents, also lose their rights as health-care-provider members, and the right to receive medical treatment through the Meuhedet Adif and Meuhedet C plans. Upom return to Israel,
their rights will be determined in accordance with the regulations of the law in force at the time of their return.