Under the social security legislation in Turkey, employees need to apply to the relevant social security institution where their workplace is registered in order to activate their health insurance. Otherwise, they will have to pay for the services received at health institutions. In order to prevent such an undesirable outcome, new as well as terminated employees whose insurance has been deactivated can activate or reactivate their general health insurance online. Foreign employees working with a valid work permit, on the other hand, will have to activate their health coverage by applying in person to the SSI institution where their employer is registered. Otherwise, they will not benefit from health services as an insured employee despite the fact their coverage is paid by their employer.