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Does anyone have recommendations on what insurance companies to use for my fiance once he arrives on his K1 visa? I will remain on my parents plan because it is cheap but we cannot add spouses to ours. Thoughts? :)  

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Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the "Moving to the US" forum -- topic pertains to that stage.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Insurance is state and sometimes region specific within a state. You can try healthcare.gov (the Obamacare marketplace) and try to see what is available. Sometimes that will give you an idea of companies operating in your state as a starting point. Then you can go directly to that providers website and explore all the plans they might offer to individuals or contact them directly. You don't have to buy from the Obamacare website, but can use it for names of companies you might want to look at. They might have other plans not  on the marketplace. 

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On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 12:11 AM, NigeriaorBust said:

  Have your parents check that you can still be on their insurance if you are married.  Many only allow single children. 

I have never heard of an insurance allowing a married child to remain on the parents insurance

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2 hours ago, Chris Duffy said:

I have never heard of an insurance allowing a married child to remain on the parents insurance

Part of Affordable Care Act. Healthcare.gov says

You can stay on a parent’s plan until you turn 26

Once you’re on a parent’s job-based plan, in most cases you can stay on it until you turn 26.

Generally, you can join a parent’s plan and stay on until you turn 26 even if you:

  • Get married
  • Have or adopt a child
  • Start or leave school
  • Live in or out of your parent’s home
  • Aren’t claimed as a tax dependent
  • Turn down an offer of job-based coverage

If you’re covered by a parent’s job-based plan, your coverage usually ends when you turn 26. But check with the employer or plan. Some states and plans have different rules.

If you’re on a parent’s Marketplace plan, you can remain covered through December 31 of the year you turn 26 (or the age permitted in your state).

 

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38 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Part of Affordable Care Act. Healthcare.gov says

You can stay on a parent’s plan until you turn 26

Once you’re on a parent’s job-based plan, in most cases you can stay on it until you turn 26.

Generally, you can join a parent’s plan and stay on until you turn 26 even if you:

  • Get married
  • Have or adopt a child
  • Start or leave school
  • Live in or out of your parent’s home
  • Aren’t claimed as a tax dependent
  • Turn down an offer of job-based coverage

If you’re covered by a parent’s job-based plan, your coverage usually ends when you turn 26. But check with the employer or plan. Some states and plans have different rules.

If you’re on a parent’s Marketplace plan, you can remain covered through December 31 of the year you turn 26 (or the age permitted in your state).

 

That is insane

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3 hours ago, Dee elle said:

Tempted to say that this is only one of the any health care industry “insane “ decisions. In my opinion of course. 

I think it was an Obamacare government decision, as was that insurance companies have to insure anybody with any medical condition. I have to go private individual. My plan gets dropped every year or the company leaves the market. Then I am left to choose from plans    offering worse coverage and higher deductibles for more money. 

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