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HOW TO SHOW IN INTERVIEW I CAN GET HEALTH INSURANCE UPON ARRIVAL

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Hi,

My husband just got off the phone with his health insurance provider, they say they can enroll me until Tuesday or they can enroll me in 45 days upon arrival since it qualifies as a Life Event. So we will of course opt for the second route considering  we just submitted  our forms and documents on CEAC.

 

 

Considering we have at least a few more months until interview , we do not wanna pay money for nothing by enrolling too early.

So my question is, how do i show/prove in my interview  that I will enroll in my husband's plan upon arrival? A letter from the Insurance Provider? 

 

Thank you. 


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NOA2 5/17/2019

NVC Received Case : 10/02/2019  ( 139 DAYS 💀 )

NVC Case Number Created: 10/31/2019

NVC fees PAID 11/14/2019

AOS  completed: 11/17/2019

IV  completed: 11/24/2019

DQ:  01/03/2020

 

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1) There is no requirement in effect right now to show healthcare coverage. There is another court date in a few days to determine if the proclamation requiring it will resume or if the injunction may be extended.

2) Documents showing that a spouse can join their plan should be fine. A change in residency is a QLE for any ACA-compliant plan.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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@geowrian Thank you for your prompt and detailed response.

 

I'll ask him to call the Provider to give us a letter/ statement about the issue if they can.

No matter what the court  decides, I would rather be safe than sorry and of course i'd rather be insured than not. 

 

Note:   I really recommend every prospective immigrant to get insured. A freak bicycle accident landed me a $6000 hospital bill when i was on F1, luckily we had mandatory insurance included in our tuition as international students and it  covered the entire emergency, billed separately for ambulance ride, MRs etc. You really can't risk something like that especially  just when you need to build up your credit score. 


NOA1 10/05/2018

NOA2 5/17/2019

NVC Received Case : 10/02/2019  ( 139 DAYS 💀 )

NVC Case Number Created: 10/31/2019

NVC fees PAID 11/14/2019

AOS  completed: 11/17/2019

IV  completed: 11/24/2019

DQ:  01/03/2020

 

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6 hours ago, lady3jane said:

@geowrian Thank you for your prompt and detailed response.

 

I'll ask him to call the Provider to give us a letter/ statement about the issue if they can.

No matter what the court  decides, I would rather be safe than sorry and of course i'd rather be insured than not. 

 

Note:   I really recommend every prospective immigrant to get insured. A freak bicycle accident landed me a $6000 hospital bill when i was on F1, luckily we had mandatory insurance included in our tuition as international students and it  covered the entire emergency, billed separately for ambulance ride, MRs etc. You really can't risk something like that especially  just when you need to build up your credit score. 

I'm certainly not suggesting that anybody - immigrant or not - be uninsured. I have $1 million in medical charges per year through no fault of my own. Trust me....the last thing I want is to discourage getting coverage. :)

 

Normally, one's employer benefit plan would list the eligible dependents, cost, etc. The insurance company may not provide that information as it is the contract with them (via the employer) that covers this type of stuff, not the policy.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Wish you a speedy recovery. Yeah, medical bills tend to be preposterous in the States. On the other hand, medical services and staff are very professional and you are treated with dignity,  at least in my experience, gotta give them that.

 

2 hours ago, geowrian said:

Normally, one's employer benefit plan would list the eligible dependents, cost, etc. The insurance company may not provide that information as it is the contract with them (via the employer) that covers this type of stuff, not the policy.

That's what I was wondering. Thank you,  this information saves my husband from yet another dreaded call, we already had more than we asked for  with those this year, multiple calls to NVC, USCIS etc .

 

In that case, he should talk to HR about this, am i right? 


NOA1 10/05/2018

NOA2 5/17/2019

NVC Received Case : 10/02/2019  ( 139 DAYS 💀 )

NVC Case Number Created: 10/31/2019

NVC fees PAID 11/14/2019

AOS  completed: 11/17/2019

IV  completed: 11/24/2019

DQ:  01/03/2020

 

Spoiler

ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων

 

⚖️ 4️⃣0️⃣ 9️⃣ ⚔️

 

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17 minutes ago, lady3jane said:

Wish you a speedy recovery. Yeah, medical bills tend to be preposterous in the States. On the other hand, medical services and staff are very professional and you are treated with dignity,  at least in my experience, gotta give them that.

 

That's what I was wondering. Thank you,  this information saves my husband from yet another dreaded call, we already had more than we asked for  with those this year, multiple calls to NVC, USCIS etc .

 

In that case, he should talk to HR about this, am i right? 

Yeah, HR would generally be the ones to talk to. Just a benefits letter showing that they can be added, the cost to do so, etc. should be fine. The proclamation itself is unlikely to impact spouses of those in the working age IMO. :)

Best wishes!


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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