US immigrant insurance mandatory for green card parents

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule which expects prospective new US Green card senior citizen parents to provide proof of having good US immigrant health insurance coverage for elderly immigrant parents in the US. This proclamation however has come under legal scrutiny with different cases filed against this Trump administration initiative.
This proposed rule will mostly impact green card parents of current US citizens who are and are applying for US Green cards. According to this new rule visas to enter the US can be denied if one is not able to provide proof of proper US immigrant health insurance for green card holders senior citizen parents.
While details of the new immigrant health insurance for green card parents requirements are still to be announced, the best US Green card holder insurance plans that we offer work well as short term health insurance which prospective Green card senior citizen parents can use till they are eligible for domestic US insurance plans.
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Travel medical insurance for travelers stranded in the USA, Canada or Mexico because of Coronavirus

It is heartbreaking to hear of so many people stranded due to COVID-19. So many borders are closing and travel plans have had to be altered. At American Visitor Insurance, we are committed to getting you the best insurance coverage we can in these uncertain times. Of particular note, the company INF insurance which offers travel insurance plans with coverage in the USA, Canada and Mexica. These plans usually have a restriction on coverage of pre-existing medical conditions for their two plans: INF Elite Network Insurance and INF Advantage Insurance unless it is purchased BEFORE the traveler leaves their home country. INF traveler USA also offers coverage for Coronavirus. In light of the coronavirus epidemic, INF is lifting this restriction on pre-existing condition coverage even if purchased after coming to the US.
While many other insurers are NOT covering COVID-19 and even voiding policies due to the pandemic, INF insurance is a REAL option for travelers stuck in the US and needing insurance coverage. The INF travel insurance policy is good if you are replacing an existing travel policy that has expired or maybe you didn't have an insurance policy to begin with. International students in the US, Snowbirds from Canada or the UK, tourists from European nations, even US green card holders can purchase these plans. Note that the INF traveler USA and INF Advantage plan ONLY offers coverage in the US, while the INF Elite can be used in the US, Canada, and Mexico (even by US citizens who ordinarily reside outside the US). The INF traveler USA and INF Advantage plan is quite affordable and many travelers and students are even buying this plan to complement their existing insurance option if it has limitations in coverage for COVID-19.
Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get coverage even for COVID-19! Let us know how we can assist you. Feel free to contact us by email or phone at any time.
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Health insurance for green card holders senior citizen parents

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also known as Obama Care or Affordable Care Act (ACA), makes it mandatory for all US residents to have health insurance. This individual mandate has been repealed by the Trump administration. As of January 1st 2019, it is not mandatory anymore to have PPACA compliant insurance.
  • The ideal medical insurance for parents holding green cards will vary depending on the insured's age, the length of stay in the US, and the price you are willing to pay.

Yes. Green card holders can buy INF insurance, in fact many older Green card holder especially those who are above age 65 buy INF insurance. INF insurance plans also has the advantage of offering ancillary benefits such as dental and telemedicine that are usually covered under separate policies for domestic health insurance.
Following are the list of US travel insurance plans:

Green Card holders can buy the INF plans initially for One year at a time. They can however then renew the policy. There is no "term limit" for INF plans.

Which category of Green card holder are you?

New US immigrant insurance

Immigrant Plans - Long term Plans

Perfect for people planning on immigrating to US but not yet left their home countries. Read more

Green Card Holders Frequently traveling overseas

Green card holders who travel frequently to their home country.Read more

Recent US Immigrants

New US immigrants who can be parents or family members or Fiancee (K visa) visitors.Read more

Green Card Holders permanently living in US

Compare Green card holder insurance plans who may not immediately qualify for US domestic health insurance.Read more

Applied for Green Card and waiting

Parents who have applied for Green Card and are waiting for approval can buy these insurance plans.Read more

Health insurance for green card holders senior citizen parents options

Renewal of medical insurance for green card holder senior citizen parents

Can buy health insurance for elderly Green card immigrant parents from a few days up to 5 years.

Health insurance for elderly immigrant parents purchasing options

Available as monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annual increments.

Buying health insurance for green card holders senior citizen parents eligibility

Health insurance for elderly immigrant parents available even 24 months after arriving in the US.

Interim health insurance while waiting for green card

Health insurance for green card holders senior citizen parents till they are eligible for domestic US health plans.

Green Card Holders Medical Insurance

Medical insurance for Green card holders less than 65 years:

In this situation, it might be most appropriate to buy short term Visitor insurance till you understand your domestic insurance option. You can compare and buy Visitor Insurance using our compare tool. If you are under the age of 65 or working in a corporate environment, it is best to get insurance through your employer. Alternatively you can buy the Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance available in your state.

Health insurance for green card holders over 65 years:

If you are older than 65 years and a new immigrant, it is unlikely that you are immediately eligible for the Government Medicare program. This is available to US residents on reaching 65 years if they have paid US taxes for 40 quarters (minimum of 10 years). As a new immigrant, you will not be immediately eligible for Medicare for at least three years of continuous living in the US. However, we have health insurance for seniors with green card, new immigrants over 65 years can buy till they are eligible for Medicare. The most affordable Fixed benefits plan is Inbound USA Choice Insurance.
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Health insurance for Green Card parents over 65 years who live outside the US for a long period

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also popularly known as Obamacare, it is mandatory for all US residents (including Green card holders) to have health insurance, failing which they will have to pay a fine which increases annually. This mandatory insurance is however waived for those who have lived more than 330 days outside the country in a year. In this situation, where Green card holders usually live outside the US, and are visiting the country, they can purchase many of our visitor insurance plans. International Medical Group's (IMG's) Patriot America is an option if they have a permanent address outside the US. Alternatively, you can buy the Liaison Travel Elite Insurance offered by Seven Corners or the Visit USA or WorldMed plans offered by TravelInsure. The most affordable fixed benefits plan is the Inbound USA Choice which can be renewed for up to Three years. INF offers health insurance for pre-existing conditions.
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