Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, and Chairman of the General Federation of trade unions («Histadrut») AVI Nissenkorn reached a compromise on the collective insurance health care.
Under the agreement, the entry of the reform on the market of insurance in force will be delayed and the state will partially subsidize the cost of insurance to individuals that have fallen from the collective insurance at the place of work for insurance as part of membership in the HMO.
Recall that, as part of the reform, which was to come into force on 1 January 2016, the collective insurance health care were to be abolished.
About 1 million insured, including 200 thousand people over the age of 60 years, were to be transferred to insurance in the HMO. The cost of insurance payments for them will increase, and the cost of insurance coverage – will be significantly reduced.
This decision is based on Department inspections of the insurance industry estimate showed that insurance companies will not long continue to maintain such insurance policies due to the significant growth of life expectancy in Israel and the rising cost of health care.
In connection with the compromise «the Histadrut» removed the threat of a strike and will not declare the state of industrial conflict.