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Offline susanjc

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If we live in the UK for say a year and want to move back to the US will we have a problem getting health insurance?  Will the fact that we had NHS and Bupa count as having been covered?  Isn't the rule in the US that you cannot be without health insurance for a period of time like a month or so?  Thanks.

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Re: Question about getting health insurance in the US after living in the UK
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 11:20:33 PM »
You won't have a problem.

It used to be that if you didn't have proof of creditable coverage before starting a policy (i.e. a paper showing you were covered consecutively, like what you're thinking) insurance companies could refuse to offer coverage or exclude covering pre-existing conditions.

The ACA did away with that.

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Re: Question about getting health insurance in the US after living in the UK
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 12:05:34 AM »
When I moved back to the US after having been a student here, the only paperwork I needed to get onto my mom's work insurance (I was under 26) was a scan of my visa showing the expiry date.  Different places might need more but being in a place with the NHS counts.
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Re: Question about getting health insurance in the US after living in the UK
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 02:48:16 AM »
For tax purposes you would need to enroll in insurance coverage or face a penalty for not having it, but I'm not 100% sure what the grace period is. That could also change depending on the future of the ACA.


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