As an American Jew, I have an aversion to paying retail; as an Israeli, my biggest fear is being a friar. So I was particularly thrilled when I found infomed’s insurance price comparison tool. One of the most common questions people ask when buying insurance is “how do I know I am getting a good deal?” This tool allows you to compare various prices for insurance plans, listed according to the breakdown I offered in my last 2 posts about seudi insurance and the different kinds of health insurance in Israel.
The site is pretty close to perfect. It obviously doesn’t include any extra you’d pay for a preexisting condition, nor does it update according to the CPI every month, but it’s a great reference to use before you buy insurance. Unfortunately, this site is only in Hebrew, so if you don’t speak the language very well, you may need to knock on your neighbor’s door for some assistance.
Remember, you won’t get a discount unless you ask for it. So next time your insurance agent shoots out a number, take a minute to find out what the retail price is and insist on paying less.
Speaking of which, if anyone needs health or seudi insurance, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote. I am not an agent (yet) but my boss works with just about everyone and gives a discount to whoever I send his way.