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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Medical insurance for Green card holders without domestic US health insurance

There are so many Green card holders currently in the US either without proper health insurance, or having medical insurance that does not provide coverage for Coronavirus. At American Visitor Insurance, we are committed to getting you the best Covid19 health insurance for green card parents available in these uncertain times.

INF Insurance:

The INF travel insurance works well if you are currently uninsured or to complement an existing policy for Coronavirus coverage or if you are replacing an existing policy that does not provide adequate insurance coverage in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
US Green card holders can buy these INF insurance plans. INF offers two fixed benefit plans namely INF premier insurance and INF standard insurance and two comprehensive benefit plans namely INF Elite Network insurance and INF Traveler USA insurance with Covid19 coverage. These INF plans are quite affordable and many travelers and students are even buying this plan to complement their existing insurance option if they has limitations in coverage for COVID-19.

Global Underwriters:

Diplomat America Insurance by Global Underwriters offers coverage for covid-19 as a new sickness. It is available for Non-US citizens or residents travelling to the US. Diplomat Long term Insurance must be bought for a minimum of 3 months and has a plan maximum options of $500,000 and $1,000,000 for medical expenses. Pre-existing ailments are however excluded, which means that travelers infected before the plan effective date, will be considered as an pre-existing medica condition and will not provide coverage for that ailment.

Trawick International Insurance:

Trawick International offers visitor medical insurance for coronavirus (covid-19) with their Safe Travels USA Insurance.The Safe Travels USA Comprehensive plan is ideal for travelers with pre-existing medical conditions even for travelers older than 70 years . You can compare all Safe Travels USA Insurance plans compare all Safe Travels USA Insurance plans and buy it online to get coverage as early as the following day.

Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get Covid 19 green card parents health insurance! 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.

Green card holders senior citizen parents - Frequently asked questions

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.

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Immigrant Plans - Long term Plans

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

Green Card Holders Frequently traveling overseas

Green card holders who travel frequently to their home country. Click here to read more

Recent US Immigrants

New US immigrants who can be parents or family members or Fiancee (K visa) visitors. Click here to 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. Click here to 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. Click here to 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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