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Glossary of Hebrew Insurance Terms

Bituach Leumi - Israel’s National Insurance Institute

Kupat Cholim - Israel’s private health funds - there are 4 main ones - which all Israeli citizens are entitled to join.

Siudit - Long-term nursing care

Bituach Chova - Compulsory Motor Insurance. Read here.

Bituach Makif - Comprehensive Motor Insurance

Tzad Gimmel- Third Party Motor Insurance

General Third Party Liability - Read here.

Bituach Mashkanta - Mortgage Insurance - this is required by all mortgage providers and includes life and property insurance.