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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.

The main points of Maccabi's Welcome program

The only program with Maccabi Sheli supplmentary insurance

Who may join?

Anyone residing in Israel in a legal manner whom the Israeli National Health Insurance Law doesn't apply to can join, such as:
Tourists, diplomats, foreign citizens, foreign
     exchange students.
People who prefer not to gain Resident status
     with the National Insurance Institute.
Family members of Israelis who have not yet
     gained Resident status.
Children brought into Israel for adoption, who
     have not yet been granted Israeli citizenship.
Israeli residents in a waiting period under section
     58 of the Israeli National Health Insurance Law.

Joining the Welcome program is subject to medical underwriting and the conditions detailed below, with no age limit.
 

תקנון תכנית Well-Come 
Maccabi Tivi - Complimentary medicine clinics. Reflexology, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Acupuncture and more. Read more (Heb)> Maccabi Pharm - Pharmacy chain. Personal service and counseling from our pharmacists. Read more (Heb)>
Assuta - Private-level public medicine. Some of Israel's most advanced hospitals. Read more (Heb)> Maccabi Dent - Dentistry clinics. Expert dentists for all ages. Read more (Heb)>
Maccabi at First Sight - Optometry chain. High quality service, variety of accessories from leading brands. Read more (Heb)> Maccabi Care - First class healthcare products. Supplemets, medical devices, OTC drugs and more. Read more (Heb)>

Why Welcome?

Maccabi's program has substantial advantages in comparison to similar programs on offer in Israel:
Coverage at any age.
Direct connection to the Health Services
     Provider, no intermediaries.
Broad range of services: the most
     comprehensive package of services in Israel.
Unlimited: no time limit on membership.
No coverage cap: members receive any
     treatment they are entitled to, with no cap on
     Maccabi's participation.
Entitlements maintained abroad: Members
     staying outside Israel for 3 consecutive months
     or more can get a 75% discount and maintain
     entitlements, with no time limit.
Supplementary insurance: Members can join
     supplementary insurance programs
     Maccabi Sheli and Magen Zahav.
Nursing care insurance: Members can join
     Maccabi's nursing care program, Maccabi Siudi.
Choose your doctor - Members can personally select the doctor and service they prefer throughout the country. Locate a doctor (Heb)> Maccabi Sheli - Join the most extensive supplementary insurance program in Israel. Read more>
Healthy Lifestyle - Workshops for the whole family, country-wide: Eating habits, physical activity, stop smoking and more. Read more (Heb)> Advanced Online Service - Maccabi Online - get personal reminders, buy medicine, book appointments, view test results, and more. Read more (Heb)>

Services and benefits for members of the Welcome program

Members of the program benefit from advanced healthcare services, including innovative technologies and professional service on par with private medicine.

What is section 58 of the Israeli National Health Insurance Law?

What is section 58 of the Israeli National Health Insurance Law?

The Welcome program allows residents in a waiting period under section 58 to benefit from all of Maccabi's health services.

Under section 58 of the National Health Insurance Law, an Israeli resident returning after 2 years or longer abroad, after March 1, 2001, who has not paid National Health Insurance dues, or is behind on payments for over 12 months, loses the right to health services in Israel.
Those who have lived abroad, ceased to be Israeli residents, and later move to Israel again and have been recognized as residents by the National Insurance Institute, are also not automatically entitled by law to receiving health services.
To become eligible again for health services, there is a one month waiting period for every year of absence from Israel for those who left after November 1, 2008. For those who left earlier, the waiting period is 2 months for each year of absence. A year of absence from Israel is a year during which the resident lived outside of Israel for at least 182 days, even if they were not consecutive.
In any case, the waiting period will be at least 2 months and no more than 6 months. The waiting period can be redeemed with a special payment to the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Immediately after this special payment medical services can be used.
Eligibility for a waiting period is determined by the National Insurance Institute and the information is then sent to the health service providers.
Further information regarding the number of waiting period months is available at the National Insurance Institute or any Maccabi branch.

General Notes

Maccabi may update and/or change the details of the program from time to time, including the rights of
     program members. Said updates and/or changes will be effective immediately when published and will apply to
     all program members at that time, unless stated otherwise.
All terms of the program will apply equally to all program members regardless of the health service provider
     they were members of before joining the Welcome program, unless stated otherwise in the program
     regulations.
In addition to the Welcome program regulations, members of the program are also subject to the Maccabi
     regulations and the health service provider rules.
All of the above is subject to the Welcome program regulations: