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Good afternoon all,

 

After 5 years of being together, my wife and I were finally married after she was able to come to the US on a K-1 Visa from Egypt. We have recently submitted all the required documentation for her to change the status of her visa with the hope that she will get a green card in a decent amount of time. However, until that time, I need to find her an affordable option for health insurance. Normally, I would have put her on mine, but because of COVID, the company I worked for had massive layoffs; in short, I lost mine. Regardless, after arriving to the US my wife began having medical issues that require visits to various doctors. However, this was becoming really expensive and we have been searching for options that would allow her to continue seeing the doctor. Thus, I am here to ask for your help and to see what you all have done for your families once they arrived in the US in terms of medical insurance. I would appreciate any information you can provide or referrals towards policies that cover more than just emergency situations. 

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Stay healthy out there

 

-T 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Moved to Moving Here and Your New Life, from K1 P&P - as the OP is asking about health insurance.~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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First option in her case would likely be her state's exchange. Start at https://healthcare.gov.

Both marriage and filing for AOS would be qualifying life events for a special enrollment period.

The only issue would be if she waited too long. Then she would need to wait for open enrollment.

 

Private insurance options are possible, although they almost never cover preexisting conditions and it sounds like that would likely be the primary issue here.


Timelines:

ROC:

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7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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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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Thanks geowrian

 

Thank you for your response. I recently tried the healthcare.gov route; unfortunately, they were giving me problems. Although this is a viable route, it will take time. I plan on pursuing this route over the long run, but I am need of something private for the next month or so.

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56 minutes ago, rdm said:

Good afternoon all,

 

After 5 years of being together, my wife and I were finally married after she was able to come to the US on a K-1 Visa from Egypt. We have recently submitted all the required documentation for her to change the status of her visa with the hope that she will get a green card in a decent amount of time. However, until that time, I need to find her an affordable option for health insurance. Normally, I would have put her on mine, but because of COVID, the company I worked for had massive layoffs; in short, I lost mine. Regardless, after arriving to the US my wife began having medical issues that require visits to various doctors. However, this was becoming really expensive and we have been searching for options that would allow her to continue seeing the doctor. Thus, I am here to ask for your help and to see what you all have done for your families once they arrived in the US in terms of medical insurance. I would appreciate any information you can provide or referrals towards policies that cover more than just emergency situations. 

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Stay healthy out there

 

-T 

is it too late for you to sign up for cobra? That would have been your best bet. 

Your other option is to go to healthcare.gov and sign up; hopefully you are still within the enrollment period for her immigration/marriage. If not you have to wait until the fall for open enrollment. Did you submit the I-944? Not having health insurance is a negative, FYI..

Some states have provided special open enrollment periods for health insurance so maybe your state did as well?

Please complete your VJ timeline so we can answer your questions more appropriately. 


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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