bituach leumi

Spoonies: Guest post by Dr. Peter Phillips

This post was written by one of my favorite clients and truly special person…who deals with chronic pain on a daily basis. Chronic ill health, disability and fatigue: Where did my energy go? Dr. Peter Phillips A few months ago during yet another arthritis flare, I happened across a set of self help articles talking …

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5 Hidden tips about Bituach Leumi

When I first made aliyah, ‘back when dinosaurs roamed the earth’, as my kids would say, Bituach Leumi was considered an opaque box of unpleasantness that was out to hide the money you had coming to you. Okay, slight hyperbole, but you get the picture. It was not a well-liked institution. In 2012, the government …

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A deep dive into Bituach Leumi (Israel National Health Insurance)

Part I: How to feel empowered within a rigid bureaucratic system True story. A new immigrant called up her kupat cholim (HMO) and said she wanted to know if she could see a different doctor in the same quarter, because she hadn’t liked the manner of this particular doctor.  The clerk on the other end …

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5 things to remember when you are told NO at the Bituach Leumi Office

If they say “NOT THIS FORM”: Ask for the specific number of the form that you DO need. All forms are numbered and can be easily searched for on the bituach leumi website. If they say “YOU CANNOT COME IN NOW”: You can make a visit through myvisit.com and right now in Corona days, you …

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