23 אוקטובר 2017 ג' חשון תשע"ח

The Welcome Program

A unique program for returning residents and those who are not residents.

Foreign Citizens
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Returning Residents
In a waiting period under section 58 of the
Israeli National Health Insurance Law.

How to Join

To join Maccabi's Welcome program (formerly the passport-holders' program, or Darkonaim) you must fill out an application form, including a health declaration. This form will then be delivered, along with a photocopy of your Israeli ID or your passport and relevant medical documents to a Maccabi branch.

Program application form in English>>
Program application form in Hebrew>>
The health declaration is provided in Russian, French, and Arabic for assistance purposes only. The application form, including the health declaration, must be filled out in either English or Hebrew!
Health declaration in Russian>>
Health declaration in French>>
Health declaration in Arabic>>

When joining the program and as a condition for the completion of the process, members will pay membership fees for 4 months, regardless of the length of membership they want. This fee will be collected in advance one time only. Payment of membership fees and other dues (drug costs, doctor fees, etc.) will be conducted through a direct debit authorization for an Israeli bank account or through a credit card, in New Israeli Shekels only.

Applicants staying abroad must fill out the application form, sign where so instructed and mail the form to a Maccabi branch, attaching a photocopy of their Israeli ID or their passport and a direct debit authorization signed by the bank. If necessary, enclose relevant medical files as well.

Applicants who receive a letter notifying them of the cessation of eligibility for medical services by law will fill out the registration form included with the letter and send it to a Maccabi branch, attaching medical documents as necessary.

A magnetic stripe card will be issued to a member joining the Welcome program.

Clarifications

Clarifications for those joining the Welcome program


1. Approval to join the Welcome program will be given at Maccabi Health Services' sole discretion and subject to the program terms and regulations as specified in this document.
2. Any request to join will be individually considered and approved subject to the limitations stated in the program.
3. Any request to join the program, including by a Maccabi member by virtue of the National Health Insurance law (1994) whose residency has been rescinded, is subject to prior approval.
4. Maccabi holds authority to accept or reject an application to join the Welcome program without having to justify its decision.
5. Welcome program applicants must, at Maccabi's request, make themselves available for medical examination, at their own expense, and submit any detail and/or medical document that is requested within reason. This clause is a pre-condition to consideration of the application to join the program.
6. Maccabi may approve a member's application while imposing limitations on certain treatments, subject to their medical state.
7. The relationship within the Welcome program is solely between Maccabi and the member who is signatory to the program application form.
8. Members will only be entitled to receive medical services through the program after resolving payment of membership fees and receiving Maccabi's confirmation of acceptance to the program.
9. Maccabi is neither obligated nor responsible for the period between the application to join the program and the acceptance into the program.
10. Maccabi will be exempt from providing services related to birth defects and congenital defects, including but not limited to hereditary illnesses and/or medical conditions and/or medical phenomena and/or diseases whether treated or not and/or their results, whether directly or indirectly, which were caused and/or worsened due to a medical condition from before joining the program.
11. Residents of Israel in a waiting period under section 58 of the National Health Insurance law are obligated to inform Maccabi of the end of their waiting period.
12. The program application form and the health declaration are valid for one month from the day the declaration was signed. After this period those who wish to join are required to certify that there has been no change in their medical condition since their initial signature, provided no more than 3 months have passed since the original signature.
13. If a Welcome member has used services for which they were not entitled as part of the program, or due to restrictions on receiving the treatment, Maccabi will be entitled to collect the costs of the treatment/service from the bank account or credit card from which membership fees are collected.
14. As a rule, a legal minor may be registered for the program only with a parent or legal guardian who is a Maccabi member.
In exceptional cases a minor may be registered to the program by a legal representative guardian who is a Maccabi member, subject to the minor's parents signing over power of attorney.
If the minor's parents reside abroad, both parents will sign the power of attorney in the presence of the Israeli consul in the country in which they reside. The original power of attorney (not a photocopy) must be sent to a Maccabi branch, signed by the parents and by the consul, certifying he has identified them and they have signed in his presence, along with photocopies of the parents' and minor's passports.
If the minor's parents reside in Israel, they will sign the power of attorney in a Maccabi branch in front of a service coordinator, and present a passport or ID card.
Download the power of attorney form (Hebrew)>>
15. Adding any additional family member to the program, including a recently born baby, who was not mentioned in the submitted application form, requires submitting a new application form for this family member.
16. Maccabi may require that Welcome members come to a Maccabi branch to update and authenticate their information.
All of the above is subject to the Welcome program regulations: