The National Insurance Institute is at your side during your life, from birth to advanced age, granting you a variety of social rights adapted to changing life situations.
The National Insurance Institute is responsible for the social security of Israeli residents.
Its primary mission is to ensure means of subsistence for those unable to earn their living.
The National Insurance Institute collects insurance contributions from all residents according to their social background and status, and pays benefits to those entitled. Hence, the income of economically established groups is transferred to weak and vulnerable groups and, thereby, the National Insurance Institute contributes to a more equitable distribution of national income and the reduction of dimensions of poverty. Further information...
An insured person who wishes to switch from one HMO to another can do so twice in the course of the 12 months from the day on which he/she registered at the previous HMO.
You may switch HMOs online through the payments site or at a post office branch(registration by mail incur fees, whose amount can be inquired with the post office).
The parent who added another address for his or her child at the Ministry of Interior, according to the procedure of the Authority of Population "Notifying an address for correspondence for minors", will receive a message from the National Insurance Institute at the time a transfer request to another HMO is submitted for his or her child. For more information, click here (in Hebrew).
Only in the following cases will the registration of residents will come into effect immediately so that they will be entitled at once to health services from the HMO with which they are registered or to which they have asked to switch:
a. Adults between the ages of 18 and 18 and a half.b. New immigrantsc. Children between the ages of 0 and 6 monthsd. Insured persons who are not members of any HMO (on condition that they are Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. s)
An insured person who has requested to switch to a different HMO and who wishes to cancel the transfer can do so by submitting a request for cancellation of transfer by means of the website or at a post office (registration cancellation by mail incur fees, whose amount can be inquired with the post office).).The request for cancellation of transfer form must be submitted by the deadline for submission of such a form, in accordance with the above timetable.
An insured person can immediately switch to another HMO or cancel a transfer to a HMO, in following instances:
The request must be sent to the Commission Admissibility to the State Health Insurance Law, at the Health Ministry, using an online request form. Please note, to fill out this online form, one must connect to the government identification system. Upon accessing the form, you will be able to connect with your personal information or sign up if you don't have a user login yet.
The Commission's decision will be sent to the insured, and a copy of the decision transferred to Health Registry of the National Insurance, to execute the decision.