Do I need to purchase health insurance cover from a local health insurance company in San Francisco?


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By Sameera.singh - Posted on
28 September 2015

Hi

I may be moving to SF on an assignment for 2 years. Would like to know if I would be required to purchase a health insurance plan for myself from a local health insurance company mandatorily or can my resident country insurance be applicable in USA if it covers planned international treatment .

Also, are there any minimum limits for the health insurance cover in SF?

Awaiting response

Thanks
Sameera Singh

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Hi Sameera,

The question of health insurance for the USA is quite complex.

Health insurance is mandatory and if you plan on staying in the USA long term you'll need local health insurance, travel insurance from your home country will not suffice.

Here is a really useful article which should answer your questions : Understanding Health Insurance in the USA ?

Can you clarify what you mean by planned international treatment? Are you moving to the USA for medical reasons/treatment.

Regards,

Shantalie


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Hi Shantalie
In india I have an insurance policy that covers me for any treatment that I may have to undergo while staying in a foreign country ( this is part of health policy and not travel policy). Would such a cover be accepted in teh US hospitals or would i mandatorily require health insurance cover from a local insurance company. I am not moving for any treatment as of now.

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