An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

There's an old medical adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It refers both to preventive measures and to other types of foresight that will help to cope with future diseases. And this is nothing but medical insurance.

In Israel, the health of all citizens is insured. Everyone pays contributions to the health insurance fund of their choice and receives health care there. But as we all know, unfortunately, this insurance does not cover everything. And for many things we have to pay extra out of our own pocket.
Sometimes a lot of money. Or even very big ones. To avoid this, all health insurance companies offer supplementary insurances to their members, which offer a wide range of benefits and services for a very moderate fee of a few tens of shekels per month.

The most profitable supplementary health insurance program, according to According to the Ministry of Health, the Maccabi Walked program turned out to be health insurance fund "Maccabi". It is no coincidence that 87% of Maccabi members have additional insurance.

Let's try to figure out what the Health Insurance Fund offers to its clients under this insurance?

First of all – saving money. Program participants receive about 70% of the cost of 20 alternative medicine treatments per year. Standard dental procedures (filling, extraction and root canal treatment) cost them only 20 NIS. In addition, they receive a 50% discount on orthodontic teeth straightening, glasses and contact lenses.

Special attention is paid to older people. There are discounts for people over 65 on home appliances needed for daily life and mobility. Twice a year there is a 50% discount for transportation by ambulance. to the hospital.

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Many services are offered to pregnant women: various genetic tests, reimbursement of expenses for post-natal recovery for 3 days in a hospital hotel. A benefit system that provides reimbursement for various treatments, tests, and medical services related to pregnancy and childbirth.

There are also services for children: didactic or psychodidactic diagnostics for children from 6 to 18 years old, which helps to identify learning problems such as comprehension and reading difficulties. Computer diagnostics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Complementary developmental therapy for autistic children, children with disabilities, children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with emotional problems, etc.

In cases where a second opinion is required on a medical problem, it is possible to contact medical specialists from various fields who work in the private sector, with discounts of up to 80%. In public hospitals and in the Assuta hospital a wide range of operations for the insured is carried out completely free of charge, without personal participation. Stroke survivors are given physical therapy for 6 months to restore normal activity. Card for emergency care for those recovering from heart disease for 36 NIS. per quarter.

Benefits are also offered for health promotion and wellness services, such as individual or group fitness classes for just NIS 24. for training.

And this is not a complete list. There are also Maccabi Zahav insurances. and “Maccabi kesef”, which offer a fairly large range of additional services for even less money. The choice is yours: are you ready to pay an ounce now in order to save not only a pound in the future, but also something that no amount of money can buy – your health!

Join the Maccabi Health Insurance Fund you can follow the link

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