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We are in the phase of uploading the civil documents to CEAC (DS-260 and I-864 already submitted) and just found out about the DS5540. I am trying to make the best outcome for my wife abroad for example getting her a future employment letter and a healthcare plan. But no major insurance provider wants to enroll her unless I have proof that her green card has already been approved. Would really like to be able to answer yes at the question 4A “ Will you be covered by health insurance in the United States within 30 days of your entry into the United States?”

How you guys figured this out so far?

Thanks,

Chris

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Why not just add her to yours?


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9 minutes ago, CristianB said:

I can't unless she has a US social security number or proof of permanent residency.

But you can show that you are able to add her to yours once she arrives. A letter from your HR dept stating this should be sufficient 

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2 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

But you can show that you are able to add her to yours once she arrives. A letter from your HR dept stating this should be sufficient 

I am self-employed and paying my premium in full directly to the healthcare provider. Should I make the letter/statement myself or in this case I would need something more "valid"?

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15 minutes ago, CristianB said:

I can't unless she has a US social security number or proof of permanent residency.

Not true, we hear this all the time.


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15 minutes ago, CristianB said:

I am self-employed and paying my premium in full directly to the healthcare provider. Should I make the letter/statement myself or in this case I would need something more "valid"?

 

15 minutes ago, CristianB said:

I am self-employed and paying my premium in full directly to the healthcare provider. Should I make the letter/statement myself or in this case I would need something more "valid"?

Get a quote from your health insurance provider for extending the policy to include your spouse. Or request a letter from them indicating that this is possible. 

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On 6/1/2020 at 4:22 PM, Boiler said:

Not true, we hear this all the time.

No that is true, i have blue cross/blue shield and they have told me we can not add our immigrant spouse until she has a valid social security card.

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6 minutes ago, Murph4865 said:

No that is true, i have blue cross/blue shield and they have told me we can not add our immigrant spouse until she has a valid social security card.

Trust Boiler. Unfortunately most first line agents think it is necessary to have a ssn ... so they refuse if you don’t yet have it .. it is they who are wrong. 

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Begs the question what Health Insurance has to do with a Security Number, many companies have got lazy and use it as a national identifier, which it is not.


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57 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Begs the question what Health Insurance has to do with a Security Number, many companies have got lazy and use it as a national identifier, which it is not.

And insurers add a new born child to the parents coverage without having a SSN all the time. ! 

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18 hours ago, Murph4865 said:

No that is true, i have blue cross/blue shield and they have told me we can not add our immigrant spouse until she has a valid social security card.

I have BCBS also and they do not have my SSN.  They do send me a letter once in a while, but after replying to them a few times that I would not be providing them with my SSN and to use my birth date as an identifier, I just ignore their letters.  

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