MediHelp International, the pioneer in the CEE International Health Insurance Market. Interview with Mr. Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International

When we look at MediHelp, we see the pioneer in international health insurance in the CEE and a company in full expansion. Tell us the story. MediHelp International was founded in 1999, and it was the first international health insurance provider...
Have a nice spring! [video]

Have a nice spring! [video]

I wish you all a happy spring!

MEDIHELP ROMANIA: “OVER 50% OF REQUESTS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE RECEIVED IN 2016 CAME FROM RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXISTING CLIENTS”

Bucharest, 30th November, 2016. In 2016, the Romanian health insurance market has seen significant growth thanks to the increased interest in this type of product. The main reason for this growth seems to be the need for eliminating the uncertainty factor...

MEDIHELP ROMANIA: IN 2016, 90% OF HEALTH INSURANCE REQUESTS WERE FOR FAMILY HEALTHCARE PLANS

BUCHAREST, November 2nd, 2016: In the past year, the majority of families closing an international health insurance plan have requested coverage for hospitalization, outpatient check-ups and medical tests, advanced imaging, maternity and annual preventive...

Generatia „invincibila” a milenialilor – cat de importanta este asigurarea medicala

București, 30 August 2016. Născuți între 1980 și 2000, milenialii reprezintă una dintre cele mai mari generații din istorie, ce include peste 92 de milioane de oameni. Recunoscuți pentru personalitatea lor ușor narcisistă și interesul puternic pentru bun...

Zahal Levy, MediHelp: Romania sufera de o coruptie infectioasa in sanatate. Vestea buna este ca a inceput sa dezvolte anticorpi

Bucuresti, 5 mai 2016: “Zona medicala din Romania sufera de o coruptie infectioasa. Ca rezultat, deciziile sunt luate fara a considera si interesul public. Vestea buna este ca, in prezent, au inceput sa se dezvolte "anticorpi" care lupta impotriva l...
Medihelp International - The Best Medical Solution [video]

Medihelp International - The Best Medical Solution [video]

Medihelp 2015 from CasetaStudio on Vimeo.

Cata vreme sistemul de sanatate privat va fi subdezvoltat, oamenii apeleaza la cel public si platesc "spaga" pentru drepturi

Sistemul de sanatate privat este subdezvoltat in Romania din cauza ca statul nu incurajeaza investitiile, iar astfel oamenii cu venituri mici nu isi permit sa-l acceseze si sunt nevoiti sa mearga la spitalele de stat si sa dea spaga pentru drepturile...

Zahal Levy, MediHelp: Romanii sunt predominant pasivi in ceea ce priveste starea lor de sanatate

Romanii sunt predominant pasivi in ceea ce priveste starea lor de sanatate, foarte rar iau masuri de preventie si actioneaza doar atunci cand sunt pusi in fata problemei medicale. Cred, insa, ca aceasta tendinta incepe sa se imbunatateasca treptat: din...

November 2015 - Finally, Romania Has a Chance For Better Health

MediHelp International, the leading private health insurance provider in Central Eastern Europe, welcomes the Romanian health system reform suggested by the members of the Cabinet led by Mr.Cioloș. "The decision comes when our enthusiasm has become ...

August 2015 - 200.000 Romanian employees can afford and therefore should have a private International Health insurance plan

Bucharest, 4th of August, 2015: Out of 4.5 million workers with contracts officially registered with the Workforce Agency in Romania, 200.000 have a salary of 5,000 lei or above. This affords them the opportunity to make a wise choice regarding their...

May 2015 - For just 200 lei a month, everyone could access any private medical facility in Europe

Bucharest, 28th of May, 2015: For a net salary of 2,500 lei an employee has to pay 125 lei (5.5%) to access the healthcare package provided by the public system. For extra modest additional sum - 200 lei a month - anyone could easily get private medical...

European statistics rank Romania second for number of fatal accidents at work - November 2014

Bucharest, 17 November: The latest study concerning serious and fatal accidents at work in the European Union, published by ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work), states that over 2.7 million serious accidents and almost 3,700 fatal accidents...

Top 10 tips when looking for the right health insurance - October 2014

Bucharest, 21 October: In the context of an extremely deficient health system, that doesn’t always covers the needs of the population, private health insurances have become a more and more frequent choice for those who want qualitative medical care, a...

2.5 million Euros/policy year – new maximum coverage limit for a health insurance plan, with the new MediHelp Superior Plan- MediHelp International Press Release-08.09.2014

MediHelp International, the most important private health insurance provider in the CEE, announces the launch of MediHelp Superior Plan. The new product offers the most substantial maximum coverage limit available on the market at the moment for private...

Air Ambulance article- Zahal Levy

How would you like to travel sir, by Land or Air Ambulance? In the back of our mind we know that one day we may need to be transported in an emergency vehicle. In our mind the process is simple. Dial the emergency number, and a fully medically equipped...

Less than 5% of European inpatients turn to air ambulance- MediHelp International Press Release- 25.08.2014

European statistics attest that only between 2-5% of inpatients turn to air ambulance in Europe, for emergency cases. Despite being a fairly uncharted territory at the moment, the progress for air ambulance services varies across different countries in...

Pancreatic death rates expected to rise in 2014- MediHelp International Press Release-28.07.2014

Research published last month by Italian and Swiss researchers shows that European pancreatic death rates are expected to rise in 2014, in opposition to all other cancer forms, which are expected to account for fewer fatalities than ever. Pancreatic...

Top 3 countries in which Romanians seek medical assistance: Austria, UK, Germany- MediHelp International Press Release- 16.06.2014

A study conducted by MediHelp International, the leading private health insurance provider in CEE, shows which countries Romanians prefer for their medical assistance. Austria, UK and Germany are top 3 choices for consultation and treatment. More than...

MediHelp International and Allianz Tiriac sign a long term collaboration contract- MediHelp International Press Release- 10.06.2014

MediHelp International,the leading private health insurance provider in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a partnership with Allianz Tiriac, member of Allianz Group, one of the most important providers of financial services worldwide. Starting May...

Romania - the country in the EU with the highest number of road fatalities- MediHelp International Press Release- 14.04.2014

The latest reports from the European Commission on Road Safety trends, statistics and challenges show that Romania is one of the European countries with the highest number of road fatalities, along with Latvia, Poland and Lithuania. 92 fatalities per...

Romanian investments in the healthcare system, much lower than the region’s level: Only 901.5 USD/year per capita invested in the healthcare system- MediHelp International Press Release- 10.03.2014

Healthcare financing is a challenge in many countries, but especially in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. As documented by the World Health Organization (WHO), of the three neighbouring countries, Romania has the smallest amount invested by the public and...

Romania, a country with one of the lowest life expectancies in the EU – Men (69.2 years) and Women (77.5 years)- MediHelp International Press Release- 19.02.2014

In 2010 the population of Romania was 21.4 million, compared to 22.5 million in 1999. During the last decade the population has been gradually shrinking, more then in other countries in the EU. Romanian men and women have a considerably shorter life expectancy...

Supply vs. demand for health services on the Romanian market – An in-depth analysis - MediHelp International Press Release 30.01.2014

A study made by the National School of Public Health, Management and Professional Development in Bucharest shows that a number of demographic and health indicators analyzed for healthcare needs assessment reveal disturbing aspects of the demographic situation,...

The differences between the new statutory benefits package and private health insurance with international coverage- MediHelp International Press Release- 09.01.2014

The latest official statements show that Romanian patients will now be treated in other EU countries from the, based on the new statutory benefits package, but with certain limitations. With the adoption of this initiative it is important that the Romanians...

In Romania it is estimated that there are about 20,000 people with individual private health insurance, and 200,000 health subscription contracted by the employer- MediHelp International Press Release- 20.12.2013

The Romanian health system has a mix of compulsory and voluntary/private financial elements, but the private health insurance system is still very much in its infancy. Data on the number of people who choose private health insurance are not reported to...

Romania, the country with the lowest medical salary in the EU-MediHelp International Press Release-29.11.2013

The latest statistics on medical salaries in Europe show concerning figures for Romania. According to the latest numbers for the minimum and maximum wages for medical practitioners across the EU, Romania ranks last. With a minimum salary per month...

WHO - The Health Profile of Romania Ranks Far Behind the Regional Average- MediHelp International Press Release- 13.11.2013

According to the World Health Organization, the health profile of Romania shows concerning figures for a number of adult medical risk factors such as raised blood pressure, tobacco use, prevalence of tuberculosis or maternal mortality rate, which have...

In Romania, more than 50% of deaths in men are caused by CVD (Cardiovascular Disease)- MediHelp International Press Release- 04.11.2013

According to the 4th Edition of the European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012, diseases of the heart and circulatory system (CVD) are the main cause of death in Europe, accounting for over 4 million deaths each year. There are over 1.9 million deaths...

"Management and Medicine" - by Zahal Levy – The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro – 10.12.2013

In the course of debates about funding the healthcare system and the talking of ”reforms“ (I wish I knew what these were)... I thought I should turn the spotlight on an issue that is not dealt with very much in our healthcare debates: MANAGEMENT. A...

"A letter to the Minister of Health" by Zahal Levy – The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro – 03.12.2013

Attn: His Excellency, the Minister of Health From July 2013 I have been in contact with your office in connection with both your request and that of your Government to build a number of first class and fully equipped hospitals. From your staff I have...

"DO NOT DROP THE PATIENT!" by Zahal Levy - The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro - 18.11.2013

I am referring to the recent news reporting the sad case of the dropping of a patient (Romania TV, Kanal D). I could not ignore the chance to use phrases with double meanings that arise from this issue. Nothing could be more symbolic than the dropping...

“We are sorry, we are out of medicine” by Zahal Levy - The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro - 11.11.2013

“We are sorry, we are out of medicine” “We are very sorry Sir, but our hospital has not been supplied with your needed medication…  We are sorry Sir; you will have to buy this by yourself” “So I produced some cash, and suddenly the hospital “fo...

"Get ready to pay Spaga" by Zahal Levy - The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro - 05.11.2013

The Ministry of Health, and the CNAS do not have enough money to allow the public hospitals a proper fiscal ending of the year. Or maybe they have, or maybe they don't, or maybe ....just maybe.... During the week, we could follow conflicting messages...

"Dear Citizens: please do not catch the Flu !!!" by Zahal Levy - The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro - 29.10.2013

Surprisingly, and unexpectedly, the cold winter days are arriving, and with them also comes the flu. Each and every year we hear of the confusion surrounding the supply of the anti-flu vaccine which, surprise surprise, is once again not available. You...

"THE RIGHT STRIKE, THE WRONG STRIKERS" by Zahal Levy - The expert opinion on Agerpres.ro - 23.10.2103

I was saddened to hear of the ‘Japanese Strike’, which is due to take place within their healthcare system. Doctors and other medical staff will work “according to the book”. What “book’’, I am wondering? What are the rights and wrongs of a health s...

"Sport, dieta si-o vedeta" - Interview PRIMA TV - with Zahal Levy - 22.09.2013

Zahal Levy, the President of MediHelp International in an interview for PRIMA TV - "Sport, dieta si-o vedeta"

Adevarul Interview - with Zahal Levy - 05.06.2013

Zahal Levy, the President of MediHelp International in an interview for Adevarul.

Medihelp, the Health Insurance Supermarket - July / Aug 2012

Article published in "Bucuresti what, where, when"

"Good Bye Romania, see you soon" - a 2006 SOS Medical interview

Zahal Levy, the former President of Euromedic Romania, as well as the founder and co-owner of SOS Medical Group and MediHelp International, is leaving us after 10 years of successful work and business. He had a deep impact, not only on the enterprises...

The need for better medical services will create growth, April 2005

Interview for the publication Bucuresti, What, Where, When, April 2005 "Levy came to Romania in 1997. He worked for 13 years in the private health insurance, and seven years in business management and consultancy. Professional activities: 1997 -...