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Open Entollment begins early next month at my company. I’m curious if I can add my husband to my health insurance if his permanent residence hasn’t come through yet? He spend a fair amount of time here in the US and I’m always worried he’ll get sick or hurt while here. As my spouse he is entitled to my benefits but without a social security number or alien ID I’m not sure how to get around this.

Does anyone know? Has anyone tried to put their immigrant spouse on their health insurance?

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2 minutes ago, MelisAnn said:

Open Entollment begins early next month at my company. I’m curious if I can add my husband to my health insurance if his permanent residence hasn’t come through yet? He spend a fair amount of time here in the US and I’m always worried he’ll get sick or hurt while here. As my spouse he is entitled to my benefits but without a social security number or alien ID I’m not sure how to get around this.

Does anyone know? Has anyone tried to put their immigrant spouse on their health insurance?

the insurance company at my job didn't allow my wife to get on my plan w/o a SS#. They didn't ask for Green card or anything else.


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21 minutes ago, MelisAnn said:

Open Entollment begins early next month at my company. I’m curious if I can add my husband to my health insurance if his permanent residence hasn’t come through yet? He spend a fair amount of time here in the US and I’m always worried he’ll get sick or hurt while here. As my spouse he is entitled to my benefits but without a social security number or alien ID I’m not sure how to get around this.

Does anyone know? Has anyone tried to put their immigrant spouse on their health insurance?

My spouse had to have a ssn for insurance. I have seen several people on here that got insurance for their spouse without a son but their spouse was living here in country.

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This is going to be specific to your company and they plans they offer.   I explained the situation to my HR benefits center and was able to add my husband without the SSN effective the day he arrived in US as a life event change (middle of the year, not open enrollment) however I was required to provide it once it once he received it, for everything from health insurance to 401k beneficiary.

 

Your spouse actually has to be living here though, regardless of if his greencard has come in the mail.   If his permanent residence is outside of the US while he waits to move here, unlikely an insurance will accept him.

 

BTW, the life event change (after open enrollment) was based on him losing insurance in his home country upon moving to US.  That explanation worked for us.

Edited by mtempelaar

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49 minutes ago, MelisAnn said:

Open Entollment begins early next month at my company. I’m curious if I can add my husband to my health insurance if his permanent residence hasn’t come through yet? He spend a fair amount of time here in the US and I’m always worried he’ll get sick or hurt while here. As my spouse he is entitled to my benefits but without a social security number or alien ID I’m not sure how to get around this.

Does anyone know? Has anyone tried to put their immigrant spouse on their health insurance?

because my husband has ITIN number I am able to add him with that until his ssn comes when he arrives.

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12 minutes ago, nekotakacho said:

How long does it take to get an SSN after they arrive with the K1 visa?

when we filed for ours....i read anywhere from 10 days to 8 weeks. we had it in 4 weeks and with manual verification. 


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3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

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6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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On 10/22/2018 at 5:30 PM, MelisAnn said:

Open Entollment begins early next month at my company. I’m curious if I can add my husband to my health insurance if his permanent residence hasn’t come through yet? He spend a fair amount of time here in the US and I’m always worried he’ll get sick or hurt while here. As my spouse he is entitled to my benefits but without a social security number or alien ID I’m not sure how to get around this.

Does anyone know? Has anyone tried to put their immigrant spouse on their health insurance?

When your husband arrives, he can go apply to get his SSN immediately. Ask up front about how to provide the number to you before the card arrives. They can do that if you go back the next day. Can't phone in for the number.

 

he can enroll on your insurance mid year because it is a life event that qualifies.

Edited by Wuozopo

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