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How can my fiance get health insurance after she comes here on the k-1 visa? we will get married but i can't add her to my health insurance because my work doesn't offer health care..What is the other option? can anyone help?


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Gina :content:

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Do you have health insurance? By law everyone must obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

The easiest way would be through the federal/state health exchange (Obamacare). Head on over to http://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/special-circumstances/immigrants/ That's your state exchange. Your fiancé qualifies for special enrollment since marriage and immigration are life changing events.

Please see the link in my signature that gives you further information on the federal law, what documents to use as proof, and status.

You'll have to pay a premium just as you would have to if you decided you want to purchase private insurance. Be prepared for any sticker shock.

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K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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Do you have health insurance? By law everyone must obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

The easiest way would be through the federal/state health exchange (Obamacare). Head on over to http://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/special-circumstances/immigrants/ That's your state exchange. Your fiancé qualifies for special enrollment since marriage and immigration are life changing events.

Please see the link in my signature that gives you further information on the federal law, what documents to use as proof, and status.

You'll have to pay a premium just as you would have to if you decided you want to purchase private insurance. Be prepared for any sticker shock.

oh cool! thank you very much for this information


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Gina :content:

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Add her to yours would be the easiest option.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Is it relatively straight forward to be added to my fiancee's health insurance on a family/married couple's (if that exists) plan?


ROC Timeline

I-797/NOA 1: January 12, 2018

Biometrics appointment: February 22, 2018

18-month I-797: August 10 2018

 

AOS Timeline

NOA 1 for I-485 and I-765: November 9, 2015

Biometrics appointment: December 2, 2015

RFE for I-485: December 3, 2015

EAD card and approval notice received: February 16, 2016

2-year conditional Green Card received: March 26, 2016

 

K-1 Timeline
NOA 1: December 8, 2014
NOA 2: June, 2015

Packet 3 received: July, 2015
Medical: August 12, 2015
Packet 4 received: September 23, 2015
Interview: September 25, 2015
Visa received: October 2, 2015

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At my place of employment, I have to present marriage license for my fiance & birth certificate for his son within 30 days of marriage. They will be added to my plan. There will be a slight increase in price but they will have dental, vision & health care

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