Guest Post: Foreign Residents’ Health Insurance Options Are ChangingPosted: April 9th, 2013 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: Immigrant Health Insurance, Sarasota Immigrants | 3 Comments »
Sarasota immigrants should be aware that European and foreign insurers will NOT be able to sell coverage to any US citizen or legal permanent resident living continuously in the US after the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in January 2014. We learned this from our friend, and Sarasota immigrant, Peter Matthiessen. Read on to find out more about the implications of this act. We are posting this news as a guest post below:
Beginning January 2014, the new ACA (ObamaCare) Rules take effect. That means that all persons residing permanently in the USA, whether Citizens or Legal Aliens (Green Card or long term Visa Holders) are required to purchase a valid health insurance policy.As a result of the new law (ACA-Affordable Care Act), European and foreign insurers do not have permission to offer or sell coverage to any resident (US Citizens or legal Aliens) living continuously in the USA. However, if you have any valid, currently active policy, you are not subject to this rule.Travel policies covering only emergencies, for a limited specified time, are only possible when it concerns true travel arrangements (hotel, ticket receipts etc). Foreign health insurance policies are only available for transferred workers up to 36 months.Surely you do not want to take on the risk yourself of unimaginable costs of health care. There is an easy way out. Act today to obtain relevant information without obligation. Suitable coverage and benefits with reasonable premiums are available by clicking on the blue links below.We recommend the low-cost, indemnity coverage with fixed benefits offered by the century-long established Assurant/Time Insurance Company. Click on the link and proceed to “Access” for a free quotation. An online application may be made by clicking on “apply”.A second recommendation is the well known Insurer United Health Care. For free quotes and application, click here.With these links you can call up detailed information, brochure describing benefits of various plans. For help, explanations and recommendations send us an email. We would be pleased to hear from you.Regards,CEO Peter MatthiessenDeusaGroupAWI International Inc.,Agency
[…] Foreign Health Insurance Companies Will No Longer Be Able to Offer Policies to American Residents […]
“European and foreign insurers will NOT be able to sell coverage to any US citizen or legal permanent resident …….” Looks as if the global market with its advantages is only available for companies and not for citizens, and that “free market” was an illusion ?
Now let’s hope the European enacts an affordable car act and forbids US car makers to sell cars to European Citizens!!
On a more serious (or better even more serious) note. Reading this” However, if you have any valid, currently active policy, you are not subject to this rule.” Wouldn’t that mean if you HAVE health insurance in Europe (like I since 62 years (since my birth), I would be excempt from the Act ?