While the basic healthcare basket covers all of the basic medical care needed during pregnancy, the higher level supplemental insurance plans offer a large number of extra benefits. Whether it be an additional ultrasound to put your mind at ease, or being able to choose a doctor that will be extra sensitive to your questions and concerns, many women find having supplemental insurance during pregnancy to be worthwhile. At a time where so much is out of our control and unknown, many women find having the extra special care to be extremely comforting.
Some added benefits include:
- Up to 2,000 NIS total (for up to 4 pregnancies- 8,000 NIS total) that can be used towards pregnancy and birth, such as private OBGYN visits, a doula, and more. (Highest plan only)
- Partial Reimbursement for Nuchal Translucency [Shkifut Orpit] and other scans at private doctors. (Highest plan only)
- Early Anatomy Scan [Skira Ma'arachot Mukdemet].
*It is important to note that there is at least a 6 month waiting period for most of these benefits, so it is recommended to join your kupot's higher level plan before you get pregnant.
For a full list of tests during pregnancy recommended by The Health Ministry, and how to access your pregnancy benefits, click here to read our Pregnancy Guide.
Please note that the regulations for supplemental insurance have changed. Click here to read about the new regulations.