Per Birthright Israel, you are required to come to Israel with your own health insurance policy that is valid in Israel. We are required to record your health insurance provider and policy number as part of the Application. You also should have travel insurance for coverage against cancellations, lost luggage, theft and more.
GET LOW-COST HEALTH & TRAVEL INSURANCE
If you are uninsured or your home medical insurance policy does not cover international travel, you will need to obtain other coverage ASAP. An inexpensive and easy way to fulfill this requirement is to purchase travelers insurance through CTAS, which is underwritten by Harel Insurance Company, Israel’s largest medical insurer. Get Covered!
WHAT IT COVERS
- Medical insurance in Israel with coverage for most pre-existing conditions* included
- Insurance in case your baggage is lost, damaged or stolen (up to $800 USD)
- Optional cancellation insurance for coverage of domestic flight costs (coverage up to $200 USD; an additional $10 USD add-on fee applies).
You must purchase this add-on if you are flying domestically to the group's departure airport. This coverage applies if you purchase a domestic flight for your Birthright Israel trip and end up missing that domestic flight due to death, illness or injury to you or an immediate family member; or if there is a delay/change to your international Birthright Israel flight that causes you to miss/change your domestic flight.
*Pre-existing conditions are covered by CTAS so long as the condition has been stable for twelve (12) months preceding arrival in Israel and so long as there has been no hospitalization for the condition within the six (6) months preceding your arrival in Israel. Additional exclusions include coverage for the treatment of cancer, AIDS, dialysis, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and active psychiatric conditions.
WHAT IT COSTS
The CTAS policy costs $50 USD and provides coverage in Israel during the 10-day trip! If you extend your trip in Israel, your insurance policy can be extended for $4.50 USD/day. There is a $10 USD insurance add-on if you need to include the supplemental cancellation insurance.
Have questions about the CTAS policy? See the FAQ's below:
Maybe. That can vary from one plan to another. Many plans do not include coverage outside the USA. Even if your provider tells you that you'll be covered in Israel, be very careful...many plans are extremely limited in terms of the international coverage they provide. They certainly won't cover you for lost or stolen property and delayed flights, which CTAS does.
CTAS insurance is only $50 USD for the entire Birthright Israel trip. That includes both medical and travel insurance. If you're extending your trip in Israel, you can extend the insurance, for only $4.50 USD per day.
Absolutely! When you fill out the CTAS form online, you can indicate your return date from Israel.
Email Israel Outdoors or CTAS directly! Contact us directly at [email protected] or use the contact form for CTAS at israeltravelinsurance.com.
Order your CTAS Insurance at israeltravelinsurance.com